“Once Saved Always Saved” is a Lie from Hell
and Taught by “Ungodly Men” (Jude 3-4)
“For there are certain men crept in unawares (undetected), who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness (license to sin), and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jude 4
“Hi Bro. Todd, Hope you’re fine and well. You may know that I used to be a calvinist. …sad, but true. I’m just curious if you’ve ever had or known (of) anyone who abandoned that ‘unconditional OSAS’ teaching…where they believe that a Christian can completely disown the Lord Jesus, depart from/abandon the faith etc., and still be/remain saved… sounds crazy, eh., but that’s what they believe (even NON-calvies). They’re sooooooo stubborn these folks…seems impossible to debate/reason with…as if ‘unchangeable’ They’re ‘glued’ to this ‘doctrine’, which was unknown to the earliest church, right?! I even know ‘former’ Christians…but they’ll just say that they were never saved to begin with bla bla bla. It’s very aggravating…like talkin’ to a wall hahaha ! I don’t know a single person who believes as we do; who used to hold to that ‘OSAS’. Please let me know if you might. At least I’ll feel a bit better. God Bless You, Bro., thanks so much; & Maranatha! In HIM, B.
Brother, I know that same feeling after trying (like yourself) to reach many OSAS and calvinists for many years. It’s clearly a heart matter… they are “enemies of the cross of Christ” (Phil. 3:18-19)…. They do not want any personal responsibility and that’s why they cling to this lie…… meditate on this as I know you may have already …. Brother, I have receive correspondence from several people over the years who once believe the OSAS lie and now have seen it’s a lie … yet as you said, there aren’t many of them who will repent of this heresy …. keep preaching His Word brother, you are being a light!!!!
“But God is “sovereign” so that means He is in total control and requires nothing of me! He sovereignly saved me and there’s nothing I can do to change/alter my relationship with Him!”
Sovereignty is a largely misused word today – misused to the advantage of sinful men who do not want personal responsibility so they have fabricated a false sovereignty to their own destruction and to excuse themselves from personal accountability to the Judge of their eternal souls. Their false “sovereignty” is a mere ploy to remove the personal responsibility the God they claim is sovereign requires of them. That’s what underlies all of this – the un-repentant desire to live life on their own terms while deceiving themselves into believing that God will not hold them accountable by excluding them from His eternal kingdom (Isaiah 30:9-10; 2 Timothy4:3-4). The word “sovereign” or “sovereignty” never appear in Scripture. Divine sovereignty can only be defined by the whole of what the LORD has revealed to us about Himself in HIS Word (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalms 119). Those who misuse this word “sovereign” refuse to take the whole counsel of His Word into account. They want to divorce this term from the very One they are claiming is “sovereign.” Amazingly hypocritical.
Isn’t it interesting that these same people, in their self-serving fashion, constantly speak of God’s “sovereignty” (which they have conveniently redefined) and yet these same people are never heard speaking of God’s holiness which is stated throughout Scripture. In fact, it’s the only one of His divine attributes which is listed three times in succession and He did this twice – once in the New and once in the Old Testament (Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8). In fact, the LORD told us to “Be ye holy” because He is holy.
“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:15-16
The sovereignty of God is not directly stated in His Word and yet holiness is all over the Bible, not only that God is holy but also that He requires such from any person who will spend eternity with Him (Hebrews 12:14).
Now, are you beginning to see just WHO the OSAS religion revolves around? It’s a religion with sinful man enthroned and the LORD dethroned!
Why do they adopt this OSAS (un-conditional security) theology?
“For the time will come when they will not endure (hold themselves accountable to) sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth (as God defines it in His whole Word), and shall be turned unto fables (stories, notions, false philosophies).” 2 Timothy 4:3-4
“After their own lusts” they have denied Christ by denying Him the reign of their personal lives. So, they have made up a god in their own sinful image who requires of them no personal responsibility for their thoughts and actions or accountability to be crucified with Christ in that daily cross Christ commanded to all who would truly follow Him (Luke 9:23-24). Paul calls them the very “enemies of the cross of Christ … whose god in their belly.” (Philippians 3:18-19)
“(For MANY walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 Whose end is destruction (eternal damnation), whose God is their belly (carnal appetites), and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things (preserving their own lives).)” Philippians 3:18-19
“For our conversation (way of life) is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:” Philippians 3:20
“You are stretching the truth by trying to link the lie Satan told Eve to OSAS! OSAS didn’t exist back then!”
The doctrine of OSAS “didn’t exist”???? Of course it did or it started right there and “there is NO new thing under the sun” and Satan tempts us with what is “common to man.” (Eccl. 1:9; 1 Cor. 10:13) It’s “common” and began with Satan telling the man and woman that they were going to be okay if they sinned against God. Adam and Eve had to be restored and that’s why the LORD shed the blood of animals to restore them which depicted Christ’s blood (Gen. 3:21). If Satan has changed his methods then Paul the apostle of Jesus lied to us by telling us that what the devil tempts us with is not “common to man.” 1 Cor 10:13
Also: If in fact Satan is the king of “ye shall NOT surely die,” then we know he possesses all who buy that lie (Gen. 2:17; 3:4). DID Satan say “ye shall NOT surely die”? Yes or no please! Yes! If Satan originated this lie then anyone espousing it has brought devils into their life. Paul spoke of “seducing SPIRITS (devils) and doctrines of devils.” (1 Tim. 4:1) One comes with the other. Devils attached to and control the lives of all who buy this lie of the ages – OSAS is clearly equivilent to “ye shall NOT surely die.” (Gen. 2:17; 3:4).
Carol B. writes:
“What is “Relativism”?” – A philosophy or theory holding that truth or moral or aesthetic value, etc., is not universal or absolute but may differ between individuals or cultures.
What is it that makes OSAS (once saved always saved) like Relativism?
If there is truth that can be known, then any departure from the truth, for whatever reason, is nothing more than situational ethics. In other words, to deny or disregard truth because we do not agree with it, do not like it, do not believe it, or want to live our lives our own way based on what we perceive to be right or wrong, will always ultimately lead to relativism. “Do what thou wilt” is the mantra of the church of Satan and is the philosophy that the arch enemy of man wants us to believe in and practice. Choosing to live your life this way, I warn all readers, is in direct rebellion to the truth revealed in the written Word of God.
When God’s commandments and precepts can be known, and the consequences of disobedience are clearly stated in His written Word, no excuse can be made, or will be accepted for turning away from the truth. Relativism is nothing more than finding a way to sin, and believing that it is acceptable. For those who call themselves Christians, relativism manifests itself in the damnable doctrine of OSAS. This happens by disregarding the warnings clearly stated in the Holy Scriptures and denying reality itself. Adherents of OSAS willfully deny God’s warning of judgment for sin.
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, Hebrews 10:26
Christ can only die once for your sins. If you reject, mock, or deny His free gift. He will not crawl back on the cross and do it all over again
Make no mistake about the truth that sin separates us from a holy God. I have found that most of those who complain about God being silent, are the same ones who will justify sin. Can you really believe that you can take part in sins willingly and still hear from God?
When God speaks to us, he confirms that He approves of what we are doing or trying to do.
So, to think God will speak to us when we willingly sin, is to believe that God approves of the sin you are committing. Light and dark cannot occupy the same place at the same time.” Carol B.
To a pastor who emailed me and was upset that I was teaching the biblical truth about a conditional eternal security, the following response was sent:
“Yes, we have eternal life and yet the possession of eternal life is not automatically eternal … that is, if we do not abide which means remain in Christ to the end, we shall be “cast into the fire.” (Jn. 15:1-6) This is a missing doctrine from the modern church, especially those who have pigeon holed themselves into this “once saved always saved’ mentality which is not taught in Holy Scripture.
God is calling you to repent of the antinomian (lawless) heresy of “turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness” (license for sin). Jude 3-4.
Greg, you have no Scriptural/divine authority to teach the unconditional eternal security you are teaching. Jesus and His holy apostles taught to the contrary. See Matt. 10:22; 24:13; Acts 13:43; 14:22; Heb. 3:6, 12-14; 10:26-39; Rev. 2-3, etc.).
The LORD’s first priority is not the lost but those He has saved and keeping them saved. See John 17:9; Gal. 6:10. WHERE has satan’s false prophets breathed their strange fire? (Ps 74:3-4, 7) WHAT was Paul’s concern that he cried day and night for three years about? Was it from those who would come from without or from within? Acts 20:27-32
I am attaching the book “Lie of the Ages” which has never been refuted. I encourage you to read it.
The same Greek word for “sealed” in Eph. is used for Christ’s tomb being sealed and WE KNOW that seal was broken (Matt. 27:66).
Tagging Christ’s teaching to abide to the end is not roman catholic. That’s a smokescreen. You need to repent and stop being so prideful. You have much to learn young man.
You have no Scripture to refute this truth. The Truth about Predestined and Sealed.
The Bible says you are an “ungodly man” if you teach this lascivious lie (Jude 3-4).
*Specifically concerning false teachers, the Bible instructs: ”rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;” (Titus 1:13)
When Jesus said “It is finished” He was referring to HIS perfect work of redemption and NOT your personal responsibility to die to self and follow Him! Yes “by faith” and if you have true, Heaven bound, saving faith, you will have the good fruit of good works. Why then would He have given you things to do? Why His many commands to be obeyed by those who truly love Him?
The possession of salvation is not automatically eternal. Why then would Jesus have told us – His own – that we must “endure to the end to be saved”? (Matt. 10:22; 24:13) What else could this possibly mean than if we do not continue with Him to the end of our lives on this earth, that we will not be saved?
“Thank you for speaking the truth on so many issues. I almost always agree with the points you prove from Scripture.
I grew up in a very non Calvinist church (Free Methodist). I’m not sure if I took their doctrine past the point where they were teaching or not, but as a child and teenager I believed that if I died and had any unconfessed sin, that I was doomed. In really looking at it now, I think that I still believe that to be the case!
When I was 19, my former husband told me the OSAS doctrine. This was the first time that I knew there was such a thing. After we married, we went to a Conservative Baptist church. Before we joined, I asked the pastor about the OSAS doctrine, and he gave me the standard answer about that if they left the faith, then they were never saved to begin with. (Interesting to note is that he grew up Free Methodist!)
Anyway, I don’t think that I’ve ever truly believed OSAS, even when a member of that church. I’ve been a member of two other churches since then, neither OSAS. At the present time, I’m not a member of any church and attend a home fellowship with like minded believers.
Knowing that some challenging times are ahead makes it hard for me to say with certainty that I could never deny Christ, even though that is the desire of my heart. Truly, I think that until I’m with Him, I’m not sure that I can be sure that I’ll be with Him for eternity.” Kathy
Kathy, thank you for sharing your testimony. It’s refreshing to see people who were taught the truth from the beginning – that OSAS is a heresy. What you stated at the end is so very vital. Millions who were once saved (for sure) and then told they had no further personal responsibility to follow Christ in a real way, are going to deny Him openly in the end and go to hell for eternity and it will be worse for them than if they had never know the LORD (2 Pet. 2:20-21). They were betrayed for the false teachers who taught them this OSAS lie and also for their own disobedience of refusing to learn of the LORD from His written Word for themselves. Ready or not -Jesus is coming for a spotless bride (Eph. 5:25-27).
If I recall you pretty much said that Calvinist’s are not saved and that is just not true! Now was that a gracious thing to say??? I mean we could dialogue on this until doomsday, and I could pretty much say the same about you, but what would be the point???
No offense meant here but let me say it once again, standing on both feet and all boldness and no slight apology – No person who is trusting in some other system of theology other than that “doctrine of Christ” we must received AND continue in, will be saved in the end. - “WHOSOEVER (whether saved in the past or not) transgresseth (goes back), and abideth (remains) not in the doctrine of Christ, HATH NOT GOD. He that abideth (remains) in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.” (2 John 9)
I have no problem at all with you are anyone disagreeing with me. It’s all about divine truth which is available to us all in God’s written Word friend.
And YES, that is a very gracious thing to say because – “Open rebuke is better than secret love. 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.” (Proverbs 27:5-6) Now, let me ask you a question now: “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” (Galatians 4:16) …. by the way, you are welcome to say I’m not saved. There is no doubt that can tamper with the divine “great peace” of those who only get what they believe from God’s pure Word and “hate EVERY false way” such as calvinism (Psalms 119:104, 128, 165). In other words, why read it and pollute your mind if it’s not the BIBLE? No true disciple of Jesus looks ANY where except to Christ, the Word and His written Word for the truth. ALL others are deceived and will be damned (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12).
“Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.” Psalms 119:165
Doctrinal Purity (audio)
“Hello bother, this is Pastor Frank. I see that you are working hard for the Lord and contending with many deceived souls regarding that wicked false teacher, John Calvin and his demonic belief system. You are doing a great job! My words seem to fall on deaf ears. In the ministry that I am involved with, we minister mostly to people who are in the occult/cult systems. We have helped many, thanks be to our God! I really did not know a whole lot about this wicked man until I ran into a Calvinist preacher. After hearing him and disagreeing with the lies he was teaching, he got crazy and it could have turned violent. It made me really dig into why this lying preacher was so crazy. When I studied hard I found out the real truth of John Calvin, the person, and his demonic system. I could see that these people have the same spirit as there god Calvin, the monster. Even when I point out the fact that he was a mass murder, it does not seem to bother them at all! That in itself is amazing to me and is evil, to say the least. I think that if they could, they would burn us at the stake in the name of Calvin. Hang in there! You are doing a great job exposing this devil. God bless.” Frank S.
Didn’t James say, we are tempted by our own lusts? James 1:14
So yes, God is not enticing us to sin. We are drawn away by our own lusts. Again, we are under the law. How can he be transgressing the law, when he wrote it?
To put all the Scriptures in focus, God did harden Pharaohs heart.
An evil spirit did come from the Lord to Saul.
God did create the devil.
God is working, manipulating, arranging everything. If He’s not, he’s not God.
Now, to blame God for your sin is unlawful. I repeat, we are under the law not Him.
God only hardened Pharoah’s heart in the sense of allowing him to choose and then responding just like we see He does now in 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12. No, God did not create the devil, He created Lucifer who then rebelled (Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezek. 28:13-15). You are on dangerous ground attributing sin and evil to the Almighty who said He is “Holy, holy, holy” and that He “cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he ANY man.” (Isaiah 6:3; Rev. 4:8; James 1:13-15).
“Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.” James 1:13-15
Hi. The blood of Jesus is perfect. However, its’ application to the individual is yet another thing. Perfect righteousness is only arrived at/received and kept through the initial, continual, and presence of the perfect blood of Jesus Christ. This is accomplished as we choose to “walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 Jn. 1:7) Note the ongoing nature of the verse you just read as you re-read it slowly and prayerfully. Contrary to what Holy Writ plainly reveals, the eternal securest wants the convenience of a one-time “Profession of faith” or “Decision to accept Christ” as the way to be saved. This type of professing believer does not want to pick up the daily cross. He wants to believe he is secure in his daily life, while forsaking the Savior he claims to be saved by (Matt. 7:21; Lk. 6:46). In his mythical, fairy tale- like self-deception, he wants the heavenly crown, yet denies the daily cross (Matt. 16:24-25). He refuses to lose his own life for the life of the Savior and LORD because he is not truly trusting God. He wants his sin instead of the Savior. He makes excuse for living in sin and hides behind the thin veneer of his doctrines of false security. He is a hypocrite and a moral coward who refuses to literally obey the God He claims to be saved by (Tit. 1:16; Rev. 21:8). The LORD promised that our sin – if retained – WILL find us out in the end if we do not confess and forsake them (Num. 32:23; Prov. 28:13; Gal. 5:19-21; Eph. 5:5-7; Heb. 12:14; Rev. 21:8, 27). God did not cease to have His immutable eternal divine nature – “holy, holy, holy” just because He saved us! Think about how sinfully presumptuous, self-serving, and pride-filled this assumption is! This heresy underlies all of reformed/Calvinistic theology and thinking. The teachings of “Once Saved Always Saved” false doctrine, as well as reformed theology, are simply the insidious workings of Satan to attack Christ and subvert His holy truth.
According to 1 John 1:7, only those who get saved and then continue to “walk in the light” with Christ will continue to be washed from their sins. Sin MUST be confessed (1 John 1:9).
The wages of sin is still death and God is “Holy, holy, holy.” Nothing could be more clear in His Word than the fact that any person who dies in sin will be in the lake of fire eternally (Rev. 21:8, 27; 22:14-15; Gal. 5:19-21; Eph. 5:5-9).
Information on “plucked” below … keep reading ….
In the divine economy, as is expressed throughout the Holy Scriptures, salvation is not a one-time event, but the ongoing experience of knowing Him in an intimate, willing, obedient relationship (Exod. 25:8; 2 Chron. 15:2; Isa. 1:19-20; Jn. 17:3; Phil. 3:10; 2 Tim. 2:12, etc.). The fact that we all have stumbled and sinned after being saved does not justify that sin. God is still “holy, holy, holy” (Isa. 6:3; Rev. 4:8) His divine nature does not change just because He by His sheer mercy saved us (Tit. 3:5-7). This is where the Calvinist utterly and foolishly errs (Jonah 2:8). In fact, God told us that those who COVER (instead of CONFESS and FORSAKE sin) are not right with Him. Proverbs 28:13 and 1 John 1:6-2:2 are essential Scriptures which should be read in order to better understand this most critical doctrine.
In fact, He told us that those who COVER instead of CONFESS and FORSAKE their sin are not right with Him and will be found having their own righteousness instead of Christ’s perfect righteousness (Prov. 28:13; Phil. 3:9). 1 John 1:6-2:2 are essential in understanding a fuller scope of this whole topic. We must not err in the other direction from lasciviousness to legalism, thinking we can be made perfect in the flesh lest we fall from grace like the Galatians (Gal. 3:3; 5:4). Trusting in self instead of the one Savior will result in a fall from grace which is only accessed and abode/continued in “by FAITH.” (Rom. 5:1-2)
Righteousness can only come from Jesus Christ…imputed as we repent and place our full faith in Him alone for salvation that He alone earned for us (Rom. 3:21-4:5). God requires faith, not only to initially receive His imputed righteousness, but also ongoing to the end of one’s life or all is lost. This is a doctrine the reformist OSAS adherent completely denies and yet it is all over Scripture (Matt. 10:22; 24:13; Col. 1:23; Heb. 3:6, 12-14; 10:26-39; 2 Pet. 2:20-22; Rev. 2-3, etc.). The appropriation of His saving righteousness is only to those who truly believe on Jesus Christ and continue in that faith to the end. Many “fall away” (Lk. 8:13) or fail to realize that their “faith” is not authentic. Real, saving faith will always produce a life of good fruit, denying ungodliness and worldly lust and looking daily for the soon return of Jesus. Our Lord will be looking for those who are daily being washed by His Word, without spot and blemish (Titus 2:11-12; Eph. 5:25-27; 1 John 3:3).
We still have our sin nature. Paul says it is still a part of us and even he laments that he struggles with it. Paul also said that “if ye live after the flesh ye (believer) SHALL die” and of himself Paul the apostle said that he was personally responsible to “keep under” his body of sin – keep it crucified – or he also would be a “castaway” which simply means that he would ultimately be cast away from God into hell. Paul was not an eternal securest as the tradition of Calvinism and reformed theology erroneously teaches today. The real grace teacher, Paul, said this of divine grace, a passage purposely and completely dodged, avoided, shunned, and refused by the modern Calvinist…
Titus 2:11-14 brings in many rejected truths, including 1. What divine grace teaches when it is truly in a person’s life, 2. That Christ died to free us from ALL unrighteousness, and if we are not walking in this sin-killing grace, we will not be ready at His soon return, and 3. That when God’s grace is truly in us, we are “zealous of good works”:
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to ALL MEN, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” Titus 2:11-14
Titus 2:11-14 brings in many rejected truths, including:
1. What divine grace teaches when it is truly in a person’s life
2. That Christ died to free us from ALL unrighteousness, and if we are not walking in this sin-killing grace, we will not be ready at His soon return and
3. That when God’s grace is truly in us, we are “zealous of good works”.
The phony grace message of the evangelicals who follow Calvin instead of Christ, robs the fear of the LORD from the hearts of their gullible audience and leads them into a life of sin. The catastrophic result is that they are not ready for the return of Jesus and will be rejected as lukewarm …. Check what Jesus said out here in Luke 21:33-36….
“Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” Luke 21:33-36
Calvinists also call sin “doing wrong” or “having faults” and that these things will not be imputed to Christians, but will all burn at the judgment seat of Christ. Where does Holy Scripture say this? No where, especially when biblical passages are read in their own context and in context with the whole of Scripture. Paul warns CHRISTIANS of the 5 sins that kept God’s people out of their promised land (Heaven) ….. L.I.F.T.M. = lust, idolatry, fornication, tempting Christ, murmuring …. See 1 Cor. 9:27-10:12. Paul cited 17 specific sins that will keep a former believer out of the kingdom of God (Gal. 5:19-21). There’s much more on this in the NT Scriptures (Eph. 5:5-7; Rev. 21:8, 27; 1 Cor. 6:9-10, etc.
Only our works will be judged there. Yes, we are known and will be judged by our works due to the fact that our works clearly reveal what is truly in our heart.
“But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. (why such a warning if there were no possibility of losing it?) And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:” Revelations 2:25-25
Enduring to the end is a requirement.
When speaking to His very own people, Jesus promised that only those among them that “overcome” would be with Him eternally (Rev. 2-3). The Holy Spirit told us through Peter that in the end “the righteous” would “scarcely be saved.” Many have fallen away or not endured to the end which is a requirement imposed upon us by the LORD. “And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?” (1 Pet. 4:18)
Whether previously saved or not, all those who die in sin are going to the lake of fire. The whole of God’s Word testifies to this fact. Jesus said to cut off the hand and pluck out the eye that causes us to offend the one true God who said He is “holy, holy, holy.” (Isa. 6:3; Rev. 4:8) Read Mark 9:42-49, a passage purposely dodged by the spineless, self-serving coward behind today’s pulpits who claim to be representing Christ while refusing to declare the full counsel of His Word. He promised us that He will be ashamed of them in the Judgment, which means they will be vanquished into the bowels of eternal damnation (Mk. 8:38; Jn. 8:47). There is no doubt that after we have been saved, we have all sinned against God and yet there are those who openly and honestly admit they have sinned and repent, turning back to the LORD (Lk. 8:15; 1 Jn. 1:7-10; Rev. 3:17-19). Tragically, there are many who use false doctrine like OSAS (once saved always saved) to cloak themselves in that sin, falsely claiming they are still secure. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Proverbs 28:13 says “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.”
If we are to have the Peace of God, how can we have that peace if we are always fearful of losing our salvation when we do wrong? God has not given us the spirit of fear. Brother, this is mere reasoning, with self at heart instead of the Savior. We must die to self and self’s desires, “needs”, and wants. “Ye are dead and your life is hid with Christ in God.” (Col. 3:3) You are approaching this in the flesh instead of by the pure counsel of His Word in the holy fear of God. Reread your statement above and perhaps you will see that self is first – the preservation and pampering of self. Peace is a by product or fruit of abiding in Christ which means abiding in/obeying His teachings to deny self, take up the cross to mortify self, and follow Him (Lk. 9:23-24). The false teachers will never teach this but rather a diabolical and utterly false security. They sell this as a ware, to tickle ears, entertain, and grow their nickels, noses, and numbers. These guys have their own bellies or carnal appetites at heart and “mind earthly things.” (Phil. 3:17-21). These are the ravenous wolves we are so often warned about in God’s Word (Matt. 7:15; Acts 20:20-32), etc.). Having peace is not the goal, but rather the goal is to “know him” and “the power of his resurrection, being made conformable to his DEATH.” (Phil. 3:10). He has called us to be conformed to the image of His Son – His Son came to die – and to be rightly serving the very “Prince of peace” we claim to know (Isa. 9:6-7; Rom. 8:29). When knowing Him is truly our goal (as was Paul’s and not some selfish end) we will refuse error and man’s tradition and search out and obey His holy Precepts and will be granted by Him “GREAT peace” – “GREAT PEACE have they that LOVE thy law (Word) and nothing shall offend them.” (Ps. 119:165) False teaching produces a pseudo peace that is a cheap counterfeit for the deep, clean, sound, peace of God that passes all understanding and keeps our hearts and minds through Jesus Christ our LORD (Phil. 4:4-8, etc.). Only those who love and therefore obey His pure, clean, and clear counsel will be granted His “great peace.” (Ps 119:165) All others claiming to have peace are deceived.
My prayer today is that both of us will be blessed to completely change any single thing we have espoused and that is not aligned with the clear message of the full-counsel of Holy Writ.
At least think on these things. If we are a part of the Body of Christ, He cannot cut off a part of Himself if we do wrong. See also John 17. “Cut off” is a term used by the LORD as a serious warning. It is an ultimatum for those of His who do not “continue in his goodness” (Rom. 11:22). Jesus said that those who do not remain/abide in Him after being in Him (saved) will be cut off and thrown into the fires of eternal damnation (Jn. 15:5).
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