On Christ Salvation Rests Secure
On Christ salvation rests secure;
The Rock of ages must endure;
Nor can that faith be overthrown
Which rests upon the "Living Stone."
No other hope shall intervene:
To Him we look, on Him we lean;
Other foundations we disown,
And build on Christ, the "Living Stone."
In Him it is ordained to raise
A temple to the Father's praise,
Composed of all the saints who own
No Saviour but the "Living Stone."
View the vast building, see it rise;
The work how great, the plan how wise!
Oh, wondrous fabric, power unknown
That rears it on the "Living Stone!"
But most adore His precious name,
His glory and His grace proclaim:
For us, condemned, despised, undone,
He gave Himself, the "Living Stone."
~By Samuel Medley (1738-1799)~
A Little Note from Cobblestone Road Ministries:
1 Peter 2:3-5
If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. To whom coming,
as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God,
and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house,
an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices,
acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
For all of us who are born again of God's Holy Spirit, we are eternally
secure. Our faith is secure in Christ Jesus. Our good works did not
save us, nor can our good works keep us saved...
but Christ keeps us secure. He has given us His Spirit--
which is the "earnest" of our salvation.
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth,
the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed,
ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the
earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased
possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Salvation is a work completely of God. From start to finish.
The moment we received Christ as Savior, He saved us and keeps
us saved! What a glorious thought! It is God who has begun a
good work in us and will perform until the day of Jesus Christ!
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun
a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
The Lord Jesus said in John 10:28
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
If you do not know Jesus Christ as your personal
Lord and Savior, click here to read about the
Free Gift of Salvation. Jesus died for us.
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Further Bible Study:
Resting In The Work of Christ - The Only Resting Place
Christ Jesus Said, "I AM The Vine"
Assurance Of Our Salvation
Wrapped in God's Love
The Grounds Of Grace By William Kelly
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