By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Must we endure in the faith to be saved according to Matthew 24:13?
Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
V13 is A CLASSIC Calvinist, and Lordship Salvationist favorite go to verse.
THEY CLAIM that in order to MAINTAIN eternal life a person MUST remain faithful to the end, but this is SATANIC HERESY and make salvation BASED ON WORKS and not of Grace as scripture so CLEARLY STATES.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (9) Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
The answer to Matthew 24:13 and what Jesus meant by when he said “He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be Saved” is this…
#1 – Jesus was speaking about the events that will take place DURING the Seven year Tribulation period – V 1-12. it has NOTHING to do with eternal salvation.
Matthew 24:1-12 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. (2) And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. (3) And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? (4) And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. (5) For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. (6) And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. (7) For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. (8) All these are the beginning of sorrows. (9) Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. (10) And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. (11) And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. (12) And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
#2 – The christians that REMAIN ALIVE (endure unto the end) of the Seven year Tribulation Period WILL ENTER the Millennial Kindom of Christ PHYSICALLY ALIVE (will be saved). V13 is speaking of Physical salvation NOT Eternal salvation.
Calvinist and Lordship salvationist (such as John McArthur) LOVE TO ADD WORKS to salvation and will pull out, twist, and misapply any verse that fits their theology.
These people ARE DANGEROUS and need to be avoided and marked as such.
Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove (EXPOSE) them.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
The MOMENT you believe(TRUST in Christ ALONE) you receive eternal life.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH