The eternally saved believer is one who truly once believed in Jesus (the Incarnate Son of God), who died for all of his sins, according to the Scriptures, was buried, and rose again on the third day, according to the Scriptures.
***At one point, he truly recognized that he personally needed a Savior to forgive his sins, rescue him, and reconcile him to God.***
— Andre Luciano Traversa
Without Jesus, he would be caught up in a cycle of sinning and trying to make up for it.
He would be afraid of death and judgment.
Without Jesus, he would be going to Hell.
He ~knows~ he is a sinner and has broken God’s law.
He ~knows~ he is in a position of need for redemption.
He ~knows~ he needs to be rescued.
Jesus’ blood was shed for his sins.
Jesus died on the cross for his salvation: to save him from his sins.
Believing in Christ is receiving Christ.
The Lord Jesus died for my sins and rose again.
***Jesus loves me so He died for me, to forgive my sins and reconcile me with God.***
People who never grew: Never really believed or never got discipled.
Normative beliefs are maybe not essential beliefs for salvation: “Believe in Jesus,” properly understood, is all that is necessary.
False professors are not really believers: they merely say they believe to please family or avoid hassles.