THE Author of Eternal Salvation


Jesus_namesThe Bible teaches us that God is the Creator of all things (Genesis 1:1, John 1:3, Colossians 1:16).  He has always existed, even before He created matter, time and space … the universe, the heavens, the earth, man.  He is the great “I Am” (Exodus 3:14).  God is unique … the one and only true God and Savior (Jude 1:25).  God will continue to exist for ALL of eternity (Psalm 90:2).  He, and He alone, is perfect … and through Jesus, God is THE Author of Eternal Salvation .

Hebrews 5:9, KJV – And being made perfect, he became THE Author of Eternal Salvation unto ALL them that obey him.

In Hebrews 5:9 the writer of Hebrews declares  that Jesus is “perfect.”  Jesus is “perfect” as THE Auth0r (the source), of man’s Eternal Salvation. In his explanation of this verse Charles Spurgeon says that Jesus is “perfect in his obedience, perfect as a sacrifice, perfect as the Mediator and Substitute for his people.”  Spurgeon says that our salvation is not temporary but permanent!  Most certainly, once you Become a Christian your Eternal Salvation is secure.

In Spurgeon’s own words,

“Brethren, what a grand expression that is, “eternal salvation”! You know that there are some who preach a temporary salvation; they say that you may be in Christ today and out of Christ tomorrow, that you may be saved by grace at one hour, but damned by sin the next. Ah! but the Bible says no such thing. This may be the gospel according to (Jacobus) Arminius, but it is not the gospel according to John, nor according to Paul, nor according to our Lord Jesus Christ. That gospel is, — “Once in Christ, in Christ for ever;  Nothing from his love can sever.”

Christ became THE Author of Eternal Salvation, and the word “eternal” must mean without end; so that, if we once receive the salvation which Christ has wrought out, we are saved in time, and shall be saved throughout all eternity. Christ is the Author of this eternal salvation; not our good works, though our faith and our works become the evidences of our having received this eternal salvation.”

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John 14:6 (ESV) – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Our good works will never lead us to Eternal Salvation.  The only way to Eternal Salvation is through Jesus, the perfect sacrifice … the perfect mediator … the perfect substitute.  For only He is the Author of Eternal Salvation.

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Eternal God, thank You for providing a way through Jesus Christ for me to spend ALL of eternity with You as The Author of Eternal Salvation.  Amen and Amen. 


About jimdavenport

Jim Davenport resides in the USA in Northeast Georgia, is a member of a Southern Baptist Church and is a retired Christian business man. Jim and his wife Charlotte have one son and daughter in law, Keven and Amy, four grandchildren - Ashlyn (Davenport) & Josh Murphy, and Mason & Rebecca Davenport. We have three great-grandchildren, Rhory Camile Murphy, Rhett Levi Murphy and Sawyer Joshua Murphy. Jim and Charlotte own a mountain get-away home located on Lookout Mountain in Alabama where they spend many spring, summer and fall days working in their raised bed organic garden. Jim has served as a Deacon and Trustee in his local church most of his adult life and on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of Shorter University, an intentionally Christian institution located in Rome, Georgia. Jim has a passion for the word of God and has always believed that Christian principles should guide every aspect of his life. He also loves Christian music and often served as a tenor soloist in his church. One of the highlights of his life was the nearly 20 years he spent singing with The Good News, a Southern Gospel quartet. Jim served as an Information Technology professional his entire working career of 50 years holding senior positions in and consulting with hundreds of world-class organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand. Jim remains as President and CEO of InfoSys Solutions Associates, Inc. and is a retired partner of IT Governance Partners, LLC, both of which are “Trusted Advisor” technology and business consulting firms. Jim has authored a number of books available at www.jimdavenport.me/jims-books. His blog has ben read by readers from more than 170 countries. Jim holds both a BS and an MS in Mathematics from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and completed Management Development Training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
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One Response to THE Author of Eternal Salvation

  1. bwebbjr says:

    Thank you Lord for providing THE way, THE truth and THE life IN and THRU Christ Jesus, Your only begotten son! Bernie

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