By Tom Gaston firstname.lastname@example.org
Ephesians 4:30………”And do not grieve the Holy Spirit by whom “you were sealed” for the day of redemption.”
The “day of redemption” here in this important passage of Scripture is a reference to the very daywhen Christ comes for His Church, at which time every member will receive their “physical glorification” and get their new eternal bodies at the time of the resurrection / Rapture of the church. And it is “totally impossible” for any member of the body of Christ to ever be “unsealed” by the Holy Spirit who has already baptized and placed every each member in to Christ’s “spiritual body” at the moment ofsalvation ( 1Cor. 12:13; Eph. 1;13,14 ). The work of Christ for the redemption for God’s “elect” has already been completed. Nothing can, nor needs to be added to the already perfect and complete redemptive work of Christ.
There is not one Scripture passage anywhere in the New Testament epistles to the Church which speaks about any kind of “unsealing” of any member of thebody of Christ due to anykind of “sin” whatsoever in their lives…..Nowhere! As a matter of fact as you read the epistles to the Church one will find out that just the opposite is taught. God is completely silent in the New Testament epistles to the Church concerning any “unsealing” of any child of God due to “sin.” And the reason why God iscompletely silent on this subject matter is because there is NO such doctrine which exists in the mind of God, nor can it ever exist in the mind of God! why?Because Jesus has once and for satisfied God the Father’s just demands according to the Law when He laid all the sins of all humanity past, present, and future ( of all time ) upon Christ and judged “everyone of them there on the cross” in our stead ( Col 2:13,14 ). The “sin debt” has been paid for “in full” by the Son of God who endured the cross ( Col. 2:13,14 ).
Therefore God the Father can NEVER judge any believer in Christ for any of their sins past, present, or future which have already been paid for “in full ” at the cross which is God’s “perfect and eternal work of redemption” ( Rom. 5:9, 8:1 ). And so the believers “position in Christ” is eternally secure, and it canNEVER be altered nor reversed due to any “sin” of anykind, since the “work of Christ on the Cross” canNEVER be altered nor reversed by that which He has already paid for in full once and for all.
Jesus has already promised that once He sent theHoly Spirit He would remain with the believer forever( John 14:16,17 ). Now one can either “believe” what Jesus Himself has stated on this subject, or one can choose to “reject” What He stated. And so If anysin of anykind whatsoever could alter or reverse thework of the Cross, and therefore reverse a believers eternal position in Christ, then the Holy Spirit could NOT continue to “indwell” that “once believer”, and He would have to leave them immediately.
If the Holy Spirit could leave the believer due to “sin”, then this would bring God the Father and His eternal word, and the redeptive work of His Son “into question.” For such a move to be undertaken by theHoly Spirit would be demonstrating that ChristNEVER paid for all sin for all time, Which then would cause us to ask the most important and serious question……”Then why did God the Father send the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost when He already knew beforehand that Christ would NOTbe making a perfect sacrifice for sins past, present, and future?”
God the Father would have never, and could have never sent the Holy Spirit knowing that His Son’s one time sacrifice for sin would not be sufficient enough nor capable of putting away sin once and for all.
So you can see that such a doctrine of losing thesealing of the Holy Spirit would go totally against thefoundational doctrines of Holy Scripture concerning the justification and the sanctification of the believer by faith in Christ which the Apostle Paul teaches to the Church in his epistles. Therefore if a believer could lose the “sealing” of the Holy Spirit, and then “lose their salvation” which was suppose to be eternal which they once possessed before they “sinned one too many times”, then
Christ’s redemeptive work on the cross was all in vain and inaffective, and therefore NOT eternal as Scripture states.
Therefore according to Scripture losing the “sealing of the Holy Spirit” doesn’t exit, but rather just the opposite is true ( John 14:16,17; Eph. 3:30 ). This means then that it is Scripturally impossible for any believer to lose their salvation over any committedsins whatsoever following their conversion to Christ. For in order to lose ones salvation the Holy Spirit would have to leave the believer, remove them from the body of christ which they were baptized into ( 1Cor. 12:13 ), which would then reverse and put that once, but no longer believer back into their “lost sinful state” that they were in before they came to know Christ. And if there was any truth to this (and there is not! ), then none of us are saved, nor could we continue to be saved due to our daily sins and shortcomings which Christ somehow missed at the cross, and therefore we are all on our way to HELL , since according to Scripture Christ is never to die again for sins ever again which He supposedly failed to pay for at the cross as manyfoolish people teach and suggest! And so if we could lose our salvation, then we can never ever be saved again once we have lost it, for according to Scripture Christ will never have to die for sin ever again. Therefore this showsclearly by way of simple reasoning that Jesus did indeed pay the full penalty for all sins past, present, and yet future, those sins which we haven’t even committed yet( Col. 2:13,14 ).
Rom. 6:9,10….”Knowing that Christ, having been raised from the death, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.
Heb. 9:12…”Who does not need dailly, like those high priests……..etc..etc….because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.”
Heb. 9:12…’And not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
Heb. 10:10…”By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”
Hebrews 9:24-28….”For Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us; nor was it that He would offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the holy place year by year with blood that is not his own. Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often sincethe foundation of the world; but now once atthe consummation of the ages He has beenmanifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, soChrist also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvationwithout reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him ( at the rapture of the Church ).
1rst Peter 3:18……..”For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit.”
What a great insult to the work of Christ and injustice many are doing by teaching and supporting suchunscriptural and perverted doctrinethat teaches a believer can lose their salvation due to sin. This goes directly against Scripture which is flawlessly clear and certain that……..such is not the case!
In Christ, Tom Gaston