Re: What is the "Eternal Life" Which is in the Son?
Jerry, it is you who makes the assumptions. You assume that once a person is a believer, he is thus always saved. But the Bible is filled with far too many IFs to assume that.
That is why we are told in Phil 2:12 that we are to 'work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.' We are not puppets or robots, made to endure, continue, run the race, fight the good fight....even to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling!
You see, the devils also believe. And tremble! That is something to consider!
My favorite scripture: Malachi 3:16
"Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name!" (Every time we speak of the Lord, or even THINK of him--its written down in a book of remembrance!)