Brian Cole said once a person becomes a child of God, accepting Jesus as their personal savior (Romans 8), that God will never reject them no matter what & that they will go to heaven. Can you explain this a bit more.

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Brian Cole said once a person becomes a child of God, accepting Jesus as their personal savior (Romans 8), that God will never reject them no matter what & that they will go to heaven. Can you explain this a bit more.

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Brian Cole said once a person becomes a child of God, accepting Jesus as their personal savior (Romans Cool, that God will never reject them no matter what & that they will go to heaven. Can you explain this a bit more. What if that person commits a serious sin & doesn't repent & ask for God's forgiveness before he dies? Please explain.
One of my favorite verses in this regard is from Paul’s second letter to the church at Corinth, where he says, Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come—Paul, II Corinthians 1:21-22. What that scripture makes abundantly clear is that the salvation that God provides for us is ALL of Him. It was Him at work on the cross and opening the tomb. It is Him at work in our lives. In verses we mentioned before, Jesus Himself said, My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand—Jesus Christ, John 10:27-29. Because of Who it is at work in us, Paul could express with such optimism and conviction of being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus—Paul, Philippians 1:6. Paul also understood the conflicts that cause us to doubt our salvation; as he himself expressed, I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin—Paul, Romans 7:15-25. God’s work of salvation is greater than all our abilities to get in the way. And remember: It is the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God the Son Himself, who indwells us as Christians. When God looks at us, the first thing He sees is the Spirit of His Son in us. That trumps everything. And it is the Holy Spirit that continues to mold our desires and our nature, to conform us to the nature of God’s Son. That’s the process that will continue until heaven. That’s why a true Christian continues to want to grow more into the image of Christ; it should become the greatest passion of his/her life. That too is a work of God—and someday it will see its perfect completion in heaven. That’s the end that Paul could see as he wrote to the church at Ephesus and said, And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory—Paul, Ephesians 1:13-14.

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