The 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.”
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.
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.