Once Saved Always Saved, Eternal Security, Assurance Of Saints

Beware Of Once Saved Always Saved

We want to begin this biblical discussion with this very important question for you: “Can the saved forfeit their salvation?” We’re seeing this question popping out lately with religious and spiritual groups on the internet. What does the Bible say about this once saved, always saved teaching? If we may we’re here to help answer this question. Today, we are going to explore this topic and share with you the hidden peril about this popular teaching and to say beware of once saved always saved doctrine! The Almighty Father in heaven Yahweh tells us the truth shall set us free (John 8:32), and He will sanctify us with His truth, as His Word (Bible) is truth! (John 17:17). And as always, we ask for the help and guidance of Almighty Yahweh’s Holy Spirit in teaching you the truth about this subject matter. May you have the eyes to see and have the ears to hear for this true and faithful Kingdom message.

What are the dogmatic assertions and the terrifying proposition of the once saved, always saved religious teaching? First, this doctrine says that all men are not created equal before Yahweh! But the apostles Peter and Paul were both inspired to write: “Yahweh is no respecter of persons” (Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11). Next, this doctrine tells us that—regardless of what they may do—some men are absolutely predetermined for eternal life, others for eternal damnation! According to this theory, you are predestined from all eternity to either the joys of heaven, or the torments of a burning hell. The once saved always saved doctrine explicitly teaches that once a person has been forgiven and justified through Yahshua the Messiah, he can never fall away. Viewing this practically, it means that no matter how wicked a “saved” person might become at any time, no matter how utterly depraved, blasphemous, and reprobate he might be at the end of his earthly life, he is nevertheless foreordained and bound to inherit the delights of the heavenly Kingdom through all eternity. Meanwhile those predestined to be “lost” are doomed—as the many “reformed” Bible preachers would put it—to an eternity in the horrifying tortures of a never-ending burning hell. Hell, they say? Do they really know the real biblical meaning of hell? Come to think about this doctrine while carefully syncing it through the words you’ve just read. Does this popular, religious doctrine making sense to you?

The advocates of the once saved, always saved doctrine are aware that it teaches that the elect can “fall away,” but they attempt to qualify the meaning of “fall away” by stating that the elect of Yahweh “can neither totally nor finally fall away.” In other words, they say Yahweh’s chosen people can only partially and temporarily fall away; they can experience momentary lapse, but are assured that Yahweh will never permit them to reach the point of no return, and that salvation can never be forfeited! Further, the doctrine teaches the “fearful expectation of judgement, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries” is really only a fearful expectation of “temporal judgements.” But notice what the Bible actually say: “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of Yahweh and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of Yahweh (Yahshua), and put Him to an open shame” (Hebrews 6:4-6). The Bible also tells us: For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgement, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of Yahweh underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?” (Hebrews 10:26-29).¬† Again, we say a saved person can forfeit his or her salvation if they continue in sin after being forgiven for it!

Furthermore, the “once saved, always saved” advocates would do well to examine the many “if’s” that appear in the Bible. The New Testament alone has well over 500 of them, and many of them pertain to conditions we must meet to avoid forfeiting salvation. For example, Savior of mankind Yahshua says, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed” (John 8:31); and, “If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love” (John 15:10). Speaking to the gentile converts at Rome, apostle Paul says that the goodness of Yahweh is expressed “toward you…if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off” (Romans 11:22). The Bible also tells us that: “we have become partakers of Messiah if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end” (Hebrews 3:14). The apostle John says that Yahshua’s blood cleanses us from all sin and that we may experience Christian fellowship “if we walk in the light as He is in the light” (1 John 1:7). These are just a few of the “if” statements of the New Testament, and they clearly and plainly disallow any “once saved, always saved” doctrinal teaching being preached and promoted at any given time by so many religious leaders and spiritual gurus out there on their pulpits!

In closing, all religions in the world and their preachers will be accountable to Almighty Yahweh about their Scriptural teachings. The apostle Paul subjected himself to this truth when he said: “But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified” (1 Corinthians 9:27). We’re told both in the New and Old Testament not to add or take away from His Commandments (Deuteronomy 4:2; Deuteronomy 12:32; Revelation 22:18). Most of the widely, traditionally¬† accepted creeds and confessions of many religions and their religious leaders simply do not agree with the plain texts of Holy Scripture. Hopefully, you now know for certain that Yahweh’s will—His desire—is that all come to real repentance and accept His provisions for salvation. It’s high time that you seriously consider the teachings of our true and faithful Christian ministry. Our Almighty Yahweh may be calling you now through outreach of this humble ministry. Be thankful that you’re being invited to receive the salvation He wants to give you—and make sure you don’t fail to respond to the invitation! You can be a member of the elect body. You can fulfill your Kingdom destiny, which is the proper destiny of all humankind, and that is, precious eternal life in the Kingdom of Yahweh! Please don’t put it off. Do not be deceived and beware of once saved always saved theory. We hope that you’re blessed today by this true and faithful Kingdom message. May Yahweh bless you, especially to all our brethren of the same faith. May we all endure until the end for Yahweh’s promise of His gift of salvation. All this things we humbly ask and pray in the name of our coming Master and King, Yahshua the Messiah, Amen. Shalom, Halleluyah!