3-7-2016 Who Can Claim Salvation

“Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory” (2 Timothy 2:10 NKJV). If, all that sinners have to do is “claim” their salvation, why was Paul enduring “all things for the sake of the elect?” No Scripture says salvation is to be “claimed,” but Jesus “became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him” (Hebrews 5:9 NKJV). Salvation was bought by the blood of Jesus Christ, and is only given to those who obey Him. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek” (Romans 1:16 NKJV). Obedience “obtains” salvation.
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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