6. Once I'm saved, am I saved forever? Permanently?
Yes! As soon as you believe the truth of the gospel, God keeps His Word and gives you the gift of eternal life. (Titus 1:2)
You are immediately washed of your sins, sanctified (set apart as holy) unto God, and justified (declared righteous) by God. (I Corinthians 6:11)
You are born again into God's family, regenerated, and renewed by Gods Holy Spirit and made a new creation in Christ. (Galatians 3:26; Titus 3:5; II Corinthians 5:17)
Upon belief, we are given the Spirit of life. The Holy Spirit of God indwells every Believer and, by His permanent abiding presence in us, we possess eternal life as a present possession. (Romans 8:2,9; I Corinthians 6:19,20; II Corinthians 3:6,17)
The Holy Spirit indwells the believer as soon as they believe, making them sons of God and sealing them until the day of redemption (the day Christ comes to take His purchased possession home to glory--bodily, physically, finally!). (Ephesians 1:12-14; Galatians 4:4-7)
The Holy Spirit is called "THE EARNEST," which means "a down payment." The Holy Spirit is given to us from God as a guarantee to us of eternal life. By the indwelling Holy Spirit, we have been given a down payment of eternal life promised by God. The Holy Spirit is said to be the seal of God's ownership until the day of redemption when He shall take us physically unto Himself forever in the resurrection. (I Corinthians 1:20-22; 5:5,6; Ephesians 1:12-14; 4:30)
We are saved eternally once we believe because that is what God has promised and God is always faithful to keep His Word. After all, isn't "ETERNAL LIFE" the gift that God has promised to give us upon belief? Then because God cannot lie, a life that never ends--eternally with Him--is exactly what we get the very moment we believe. (Romans 8:35-39; II Timothy 1:12; 2:11-13; Titus 1:2)