Assurance of Salvation

Matthew 24:24
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

From Pulpit Commentary
It implies that the elect is quite impossible to be deceive and even if possible, which much difficulty but nonetheless even as the Pilgrim in the Pilgrim Progress, he is saved and secured in the arms of Jesus. For he had promised “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Deut 3:16

http://biblehub.com/matthew/24-24.htm
Insomuch that if it were possible, they shall deceive (ὤστε πλανῆσαι εἰ δυνατὸν) the very(καὶ, even) elect. The Authorized Version seems to make our Lord imply that such seduction was absolutely impossible. The translation ought to run, as in the Revised Version, so as to leadastray, if possible even the elect, signifying the difficulty, not the impossibility, of drawing them away from the truth. “The elect” are Christians, true followers of Jesus, and members of his Church. These may fall from the faith, for they are not yet finally safe, and on that chance Satan builds; but as long as they rest on Christ, looking to him for guidance and protection, trying the spirits by the Word of God and by the truths which they have learned in creed and worship, they stand firm against the strongest temptations.

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~ by ymsim on 2015/04/13.

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