Assurance for Eternity
What Love is This? (pp. 529-531) by Dave Hunt

Biblical assurance of eternal life in heaven with Christ rests upon His promises, the promise of the Bible, and His infinite foreknowledge. Christ said, "Come unto me," and we came. The gospel says, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and though shalt be saved," and we believed. Christ and His Word promise the following:
We believed, were saved "according to the promise of the life which is in Christ Jesus" (2 Tim. 1.1), and are simply resting in His abundant promises that "whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3.16). By simple faith in God's promise (the God who cannot lie), the believer knows that he has passed from death to life and will never perish-and he has been given the witness of the Holy Spirit within: "He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself..." (1 John 5.10). And "the Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God:...heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ..." (Rom. 8.16-17).

Having "heard the word of truth, the gospel of [our] salvation: in whom also after that [we] believed, [we] were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession..." (Eph. 1.13-14). Those who believe on Christ know they are saved and will never perish, because God cannot lie. Our trust is in Him for now and eternity.

Paul said, "I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day" (2 Tim. 1.12). We, too, have believed and know the One in whom we are eternally secure. We, too, are fully persuaded that "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Christ Jesus from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for [us], who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time" (1 Pet. 1.3-5).

We have the many infallible proofs of prophecy fulfilled in Israel (and still being fulfilled before our eyes), and those that promised in detail the coming of the Messiah-prophesies that have without question been fulfilled in the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We have the historical proofs that the Bible is God's Word. The Bible offers a true and infallible testimony of the creation of this earth, the fall of Adam and Eve, the redemption through Christ's blood poured out in death upon the cross, of His soon return for His bride, and of His Second coming to rescue Israel and to establish His millennial kingdom, when He will rule with a rod of iron over the nations from His father David's throne in Jerusalem-and of the coming new heavens and new earth.

We simply believe God's Word in all things, and we are therefore certain that we are saved and that He is coming back to take us to His Father's house of many mansions to fulfill His promise "that where I am, there ye may be also" (John 14.1-3). As Paul said, "...and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words" (1 Thess. 4.17-18).