Many people believe that once you are saved (given your heart to God) that GOD will never send you to the second death or Hell because you are always saved, no matter what. That is a lie from the devil himself. The devil in the garden of Eden said "you will not die". But you know that if you turn your back on God, that you will die the second death (in the Lake of Fire, what people call hell). The wages of sin IS death!!! It is true that no man can take you out of the Fathers Hand, BUT you can, on your own accord, backslide and leave Him and lose your salvation. Remember the lessons of History, how that the nation of Israel accepted GOD. Then they would back slide. Then they would repent. Each time GOD accepted them back. GOD truly did accept them back. They were His. Truly. But then eventually they would turn away from their righteousness and forget GOD. Then GOD divorced them and eventually turned the salvation over to the Gentiles. Let's take a look at some scriptures that plainly refute the demonic doctrine of "once saved, always saved", "OSAS", "Eternal Salvation". PROOF:
1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
2 Every branch IN ME that beareth not fruit he TAKETH AWAY: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
(This is extremely clear. Jesus is speaking of people who was truly saved. They were IN HIM, yet those people did not bear fruit as required and were taken away from Him)
3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
4 ABIDE in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, EXCEPT YOU ABIDE in me.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
(Again extremely clear, these people WERE IN CHRIST, but did NOT ABIDE. They will be cast into the Lake of Fire. There is NO way around this verse. You should stop twisting and distorting it. READ THESE VERSES OVER AND OVER UNTIL YOU BELIEVE WHAT IT SAYS!)
Psalm 69:28 Let them be blotted out (Erased From !!!) of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.
Exodus 32:33 And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.
Deuteronomy 29:20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.
Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jude 1:5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. (Even the angels are not "once saved, always saved"!!!)
Jude 1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots
Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil (rob you of your rewards) you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins ,
READ THAT OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN UNTIL YOU BELIEVE WHAT IT SAYS!
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.
34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
Rev. 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
Rev. 3:11 shows that it is possible for someone to steal your crown!
Ezek. 18:24 But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, [and] doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die (the second death, NOT have Eternal Life).
:25 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal?
:26 When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.
:27 Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
:28 Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
:29 Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal?
2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollution's of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
:21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
Luke 12:41 Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all? 42And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? 43Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 44Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. 45But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 46The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
Matt. 25:14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
3o And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Book of "Wisdom", in the Greek Septuagint (Bible that Jesus and the Apostles actually used) including Apocrypha. Wisdom 1:5 "For the holy spirit of discipline will flee deceit, and remove from thoughts that are without understanding, and will not abide when unrighteousness cometh in'.
Objection: The Bible says that we are given ETERNAL Life.
Answer: Yes, those that make it into the First Resurrection WILL have eternal life. And everyone who makes it into Paradise (New Heavens & New Earth) will have eternal life. However, in this life, we are not immortal. The Holy Spirit within us in immortal. But The Holy Spirit can depart from us. David said "take not your Spirit away from me". Our souls do not become immortal until the First Resurrection.
1 Cor. 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
The context of 1 Corinthians 15 is very clear. It's talking about the First Resurrection at the Last (7th Trumpet). It's also very clear that we do not put on immortality (eternal or everlasting life) until the Resurrection from physical death.
According to 1 Tim.6:16, GOD is the ONLY one who is currently immortal. "Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen".
Objection: Some of the scriptures given here are Old Testament. We are under Grace now.
Answer: JE-sus said that HE did not come to destroy the law and the prophets. But to Fulfill. Fulfill does NOT mean "do away" with Old Testament Scriptures. Destroy would be "do away", but HE did not come to destroy/do away/delete the Old Testament. If we cannot use any Old Testament Scriptures to prove doctrine, then we also cannot use Genesis to prove that GOD created the heavens and the earth, or that HE created one man and one woman, or any other point. The Old Testament is extremely important. We cannot throw it out the window. Only the Old Covenant was done away. Not the Scriptures.
Grace is not license to sin after you get saved and claim that you were never saved in the first place. The Scriptures are extremely clear that a person can RETURN to their vomit and draw away unto perdition after already having partaken of The Tree of Life in Jesus Christ.
The Fruit of the Once Saved Always Saved Eternal Salvation Doctrine
I have personally observed that the wicked fruit of the OSAS doctrine is that people who do NOT live for Christ and who are very clearly NOT Saved, but rather they actively live for Satan, actually believe that they ARE Saved because at some time in their life they said a so called "prayer of salvation" and were told that now they are eternally saved regardless of what they do and what they do not do. There is no way of reaching these lost souls because they are so totally convinced that they never lost their salvation which they were told is based ONLY upon one prayer and only upon Grace, Mercy and unconditional love. Forget repentance, baptism, communion or holy living. It's a feel good belief that is totally contrary to scripture and is responsible for MILLIONS of lost souls. The fruit of the OSAS doctrine is nothing but demonic darkness.
These verses are EXTREMELY clear. Period.
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