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should we seek for salvation?
"Wherefore... brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election
sure." 2 Peter 1:10.
How important is
it that we persevere to the end?
"Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man
take thy crown." Revelation 3:11.
condition is the crown of life promised to us?
"Be thou faithful unto death, and
I will give thee a crown of life." Revelation. 2:10.
How long ago did
God and Christ determine that they would seek to save us?
"According as He hath chosen us in Him [Christ] before the
foundation of the world." Ephesians 1:4.
Who are those
that will thus be saved?
"That we should be holy and without blemish before Him in
love." Verse 4, R.V.
To what has God
foreordained those who attain to this character?
"Having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus
Christ unto Himself." Verse 5, R .V.
what does God call us?
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love
God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." Romans
of whose plan have we been predestined?
"Being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who
worketh all things after the counsel of His own will." Ephesians
condition is salvation offered to us?
"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and
thou shalt be saved." Acts 16:31.
For how long
must we maintain our faith in and connection with God-in order to achieve this
"He that shall endure unto the end, the
same shall be saved." Matthew 24:13. (See James 1:12; Revelation 2:10.)
Can our names be
written right now in heaven?
"But rejoice that your names are written in heaven." Luke
10:20. R.V .
Whose names only
will be retained in those books?
"He that overcometh,...
I will not blot out his name out of the book of life." Revelations 3:5.
is sometimes cited as evidence that God is arbitrary in His dealings with men?
"Therefore hath He mercy on whom He will have mercy, and whom He will
He hardeneth." Romans 9:18.
But what other
scripture explains those toward whom God "wills" to be merciful, or
"With the merciful Thou wilt shew Thyself merciful; with an
upright man Thou wilt shew Thyself upright; with the pure Thou
wilt shew Thyself pure; and with the froward Thou wilt shew
Thyself froward." Psalm 18:25, 26. (See also Isaiah 55:7.)
How many people
does God desire to be saved?
"Who will have all men to be saved, and
to come unto the knowledge of the truth." 1 Timothy 2:4.
What is our part
in the work of salvation?
"Choose you this
day whom ye will serve." Joshua 24:15. "If any man willeth to do
His will, he shall know of the teaching." John 7:17, R .V. "Believe
on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved." Acts 16:31.
"Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely."