We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by the power of God, indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and interceded for by Christ and therefore secure in Christ forever (Jn. 6:37-40; 10:27-30; 17:11; Rom. 8:1, 9, 30, 38, 39; I Cor. 1:4-8; II Tim. 1:12; I Pet. 1:5; Jude 24). We believe that God, as holy and righteous Father of all the redeemed, cannot overlook the sin of His children, and, when they persistently sin, will chasten and correct them in infinite love (I Cor. 11:17-32; Heb. 12:5-11). We believe that it is the universal privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation, which assurance excites within God’s children love, gratitude and obedience (I Jn. 5:10-13; 3:14; II Cor. 5:6-8;Rom. 13:13, 14; Gal. 5:13; Titus 2:11-15).