Security in Christ
A Sermon on Romans 5:10
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. (ESV)
Unconfessed sin in our lives will make a Christian doubt our salvation and security in Jesus Christ. It is most important in times like this that we look to the Scripture for the promises that God has for us. Paul explains in Romans 5:10 that we are eternally safe and secure in Christ Jesus because of the work that He did on the cross. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones discusses our assurance by focusing on this one verse in Romans. First, God sacrificed His son on the cross to be the propitiation for our sin. That act removed the enmity between God and us; we were previously enemies with God! God chose not to impute our trespasses on us. Instead, He imputed the trespasses on himself and imputed to us righteousness. If God did such an act as this to show His love, how much more would He continue that good work in us? Our new relationship with Christ means that we are engrafted into Christ. Nothing we do can change that status.