Once Saved, Always Saved ?
Are we are automatically forgiven, and still saved, when we sin, and do not repent?
Is grace that liberal?
By Pastor Butch Paugh
June 19, 2011
Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.
Reprobate-Strongs No. 96-Unapporoved, rejected, worthless, castaway, reprobate.
II Timothy 4:1-2 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrine of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.
Seared- Strongs No. 2743-to brand, cauterize, render insensitive, sear with a hot iron
It is quite obvious from the above two scriptures that it is very possible for people who once knew the saving grace of Christ to turn their hearts and minds from Him and bring on themselves damnation.
It is also quite possible as the above two scriptures clearly explain for people who once knew the mercy and grace of God to sin beyond any hope of repentance and redemption! There are many more scriptures that declare the same facts.
Once of Satan’s most damaging and damning deceptions is the “once saved, always saved” doctrine.
The only way an individual can believe such a destructive lie is by hearing for years this false concept from teachers who are either deceived themselves, or are of the serpents (Satan’s) seed placed among them to deceive them.
Please review the following scriptures. Do not be afraid to confront the truth! It will make you free.
John 8:36, Heb. 5:12-14, 26-31, II Pet. 2:20-22, are but a few of the many scriptural references in both the Old and New Testaments that confirms the truth of the believers conditional security.
Any individual, saved or not, who sins with great pleasure in his unrighteousness, will sooner or later be given over to a reprobate mind! You had better believe this truth!
To know God and then turn away from Him is worse than to never have known Him! (II Pet. 2:21)
As Alexander Tyler wrote in his “A Bird’s Eye View of the Evolution of Nations,” these are the progressive steps in a nation:
1. from bondage to spiritual faith.
2. from spiritual faith to great courage.
3. from courage to liberty.
4. from liberty to abundance.
5. from abundance to selfishness.
6. from selfishness to complacency.
7. from complacency to apathy.
8. from apathy to dependency.
9. from dependency back to bondage.
Immorality always equals destruction!
The bible predicts a great falling away.
Are you involved in it, and do not realize it?
Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians tells us some of the signs we are to look for, directly before Christ’s return to earth as conqueror and King.
"Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being assembled to meet him … Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come, unless the rebellion [in the original Greek: apostasy – ‘great falling away’] comes first, and the lawless [one] is revealed, the son of perdition…" 2Thess 2:1,3
And also in his letter to Timothy –
"Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils…" 1Timothy 4:1
And the prophet Amos –
"Behold, the days come, says the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord…" Amos 8:11
When it comes time for the tribulation and judgment of Christ, He is not going to listen to us blame pastors or teachers for our apostasy.
We all have access to the Word of God and His Presence.
It is our obligation to go to God, not man, for truth.
We will be responsible for our own actions and sins.
IT is time to examine our consciences and be sure we are not part of the great falling away.
If we are saved, we need to stay that way.!!!!
Hbr 6:4 For [it is] impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
Hbr 6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
Hbr 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put [him] to an open shame.