Hi, I’m Ray Melograne and this is another Real Life video in our series on “rightly dividing.” This study will focus on Ephesians 1:13-14, and especially the phrase “sealed with the Holy Spirit” as it pertains to the doctrine of eternal security. Many people read this passage and then summarize it by saying that we are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise until the day of redemption. However, a close examination of the passage will show that this summary is not accurate to what is actually being said. There are two key words in this passage: sealed and earnest. To understand the passage, we must first understand the definition of these two words as used within the passage. Join me in this video study as we discuss the meaning of these words, and rightly divide scripture through examination of context and comparison with other scripture.
John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly (AKJV).” John 17:3 “And this is life eternal, that they may know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent (AKJV).” Real Life is a King James Bible believing ministry that endeavors to teach the true spiritual meaning of the terms “life” and “eternal life.” Understanding these spiritual terms should have a profound impact on our pursuit of the knowledge of God. Through personal study of the Bible and development of our personal relationship with God, believers have the opportunity to pursue eternal life.