There are many passages that teach that those who are truly born again, who are genuinely Christians, will continue in the Christian life until death and will then go to be with Christ in heaven. Jesus says, 'I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me; and this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up at the last day, For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:38-40) Here Jesus says that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life. He says that he will raise that person up at the last day-which , in this context of believing in the Son and having eternal life, clearly means that Jesus will raise that person up to eternal life with him (not just raise him up to be judged and condemned). It seems hard to avoid the conclusion that everyone weho truly believes in Christ will remain a christian up to the day of final resurrection into the blessings of life in the presence of God. Moreover this text emphasizes that Jesus does the will of the Father, which is that he should "lose nothing of all that he has given me"(John 6:39). Once again, those given to the Son by the Father will not be lost. Another passage emphasizing this truth is John 10:27-29, in which Jesus says: My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Fathers hand. Here Jesus says that those who follow him, those who are his sheep, are given eternal life. He further says that ''no one shall snatch them out of my hand'' v. 28. now some have objected that to this that even though no one else can take Christians out of Christ's hand, we might remove ourselves from Christ's hand. But that seems to be pedantic quibbling over words- does not "no one" also include the person who is in Christ's hand, the passage would hardly give the assurance that Jesus intends by it. There are several other passages that say those who believe have " eternal life." One example is John 3:36: "He who believes in the Son has eternal life". Now if this is truly eternal life that believers have, then it is life that lasts forever with God. It is a gift of God that comes with salvation (it is put in contrast to condemnation and eternal judgment in John 3:16-17, 36; 10:28). Evidence in Paul's writings and the other New Testament epistles also indicates that those who are truly born again will persevere to the end. There remains "No condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:1) Therefore it would be unjust for God to give any kind of eternal punishment to those who are christians- no condemnation remains for them, for the entire penalty for their sins has been paid. Then in Romans 8:30, Paul emphasizes the clear connection between God's eternal purposes in predestination and his working out of those purposes in life, together with his final realization of those purposes in "glorifying" or giving final resurrection bodies to those whom he has brought into union with Christ: And those whom he justified; he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those he justified he also glorified." Here Paul sees the future event of glorification as such a certainty in God's settled purpose that he can speak of it as if it were already accomplished ("He also glorified"). This is true of all those who are called and justified-that is, all those who truly become Christians. Further evidence that God keeps those who are born again safe for eternity is the "seal" that God places upon us. This "seal" is the Holy Spirit within us, who also acts as God's "guarantee" that we will receive the inheritance promised to us: "In him you also, who have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. and have believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, which is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory" (Ephesians 1:13-14).