Being a pastor, I want to make sure you know there is a way to be secure in Christ. This has nothing to do with cyber threats, but has everything to do with your soul. That security is based on two things. At the core of this security is an act and a statement. The act was the act of the cross that Jesus died on, to pay the penalty for your sins and mine, and the sins of all who would believe on Him. The statement was the one that Jesus made on the cross, the last thing He said: “It is finished.” John 19:30 says “When he had received the drink, Jesus said, ‘It is finished.‘ With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. The Greek word this translates from is “tetelestai”. It was a financial term that literally means “paid in full.” (You may study both the scripture and the word at this link:
http://www.bible.org ) Jesus’ blood paid for your sin and mine completely and forever!
“Good. I’m off the hook. I can live like hell, do what I want, and still go to Heaven, since Jesus paid for my sins. Good deal. I’m in! Should be fun!” In a word, this pastor, and the scriptures, say “NO!”, because we do have a part to play, and that is repentance, to turn from our sins and turn to Jesus. God is a gentleman. If people don’t want a relationship with His son and receive His sin payment for their souls, that’s up to them – but the consequences are eternal. Those who have turned from our sin and sin nature, and received Jesus as both Lord and Savior are eternally secure. It is all based on relationship – do we want Jesus forever, or do we want ourselves? For me and my house, we choose Jesus.
Links to the main scripture verse above and the study of the word tetelestai are above. Here is the link for the security page of this website.