The Future Is As Bright As The Promises Of God

“The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, no wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 (NASB)
What is it to perish? It is to lose all hope in Christ, all trust in God, all light in life, all peace in death, all joy, all bliss, all union with God. This shall never happen to you if you believe in Christ. If you believe, you shall be chastened when you do wrong, for every child of God comes under discipline. What son is there whom the Father chastens not? If you believe, you may doubt and fear as to your state, as a man on board a ship may be tossed about, but you have gotten on board a ship that never can be wrecked. He that has union with Christ has union with perfection, omnipotence, and glory. He that believes is a member of Christ. Will Christ lose His members? How would Christ be perfect if He lost even His little finger? Are Christ’s members to rot off, or to be cut off? Impossible! If you have faith in Christ, you are a partaker of Christ’s life, and you cannot perish. If men were trying to drown me, they could not drown my foot as long as I had my head above water. As long as our Head is above water up yonder in the eternal sunshine, the least limb of His body can never be destroyed. He that believes in Jesus is united to Him, and he must live because Jesus lives. Oh, what a word is this, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.” John 10:27-29 (NASB)
Charles Spurgeon

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Comments on: "Whoever Believes In Him Shall Not Perish" (1)

  1. Amen! Christianity in a nutshell!

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