Though few men can see it, the Bible plainly teaches both the perseverance of the saints and the preservation of the saints. It is true that "He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved". And it is also true that Christ gives unto his sheep "eternal life, and they shall never perish". Perseverance is the believer continuing in the faith. Preservation is God keeping his people in faith. Perseverance is the believer holding Christ by the hand of faith. Preservation is Christ holding the believer by the hand of his grace. All of God's elect shall persevere in faith, because all are preserved in grace.