You know there are many out in the world who makes statements that the term once saved always save is not in the bible, this may true to a point of using those exact words, but the fact remains if a person is Born again that person is saved and there are a great many verses to prove this point.
Once a person repents, comes to Jesus and asks for forgiveness of their sin’s and repents of it, the he or she has received the Holy Spirit, that person is saved and their salvation is secure. So if you want to argue that your salvation could be lost or there is a possibility you can lose it, you are barking up the wrong tree.
I suggest to you that you better study the word of God in great detail, My bible which God breath, his living words says my salvation is secure and that I am saved and will always be saved and endure it till the end. Say what you want but from the word of God all these verse below shows once I am saved I will always be saved, plain and simple no if’s no butts.
Do you know what the word eternal means in Greek? The Greek word that is translated into eternal is “aionion.” It comes from the Greek root “aion” meaning “age.” The Greek word “aion” (and its adjective “aionian”) is mostly translated “eternal,” “everlasting,” and for “ever” in the King James Version. However, some translations read “age-abiding,” “age-during,” or “eon,” So unless I fell off a turnip truck yesterday the word ETERNAL MEANS ETERNAL, So how does one not be saved nor have eternal life???
ETERNAL means exactly that forever, so if a person is truly saved then that person will always be saved if they really meant it and show the evidence of this transformation. So to all those who want to prove their point that saying once saved always saved is not real, QUIT BEATING A DEAD HORSE AND GET BUSY SERVING JESUS CHRIST, COME ON FOLKS.
Eternal Life throughout the Bible are promises of eternal life to believers. None of these verses indicate that one can lose the eternal life that God promises to them that they received from his son Jesus Christ.
•And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. (Matthew 19:29)
•”I tell you the truth,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields–and with them, persecutions) and in the age to come, eternal life. (Mark 10:29-30)
•”I tell you the truth,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life.” (Luke 18:29-30)
•”For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
•Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.” (John 3:36)
•”I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. (John 5:24)
•And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. (John 6:39) Woah you mean to tell me that we can remove ourselves from Jesus Christ in which God has sent to him, Hogwash folks this is all the proof you need we cannot lose it nor can we take ourselves from him. Come on.
•For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:40)
•For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. (John 17:2-3)
•For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'” When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed. (Acts 13:47-48)
•The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 5:20-21)
•For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
•Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. (2 Corinthians 5:1)
•The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. (Galatians 6:8)
•But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life. (1 Timothy 1:16)
•Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:12)
•a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, (Titus 1:2)
•he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. (Titus 3:5-7)
•See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he promised us–even eternal life. (1 John 2:24-25)
•And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. (1 John 5:11-13)
•Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. (Jude 1:21)
In John 5:24 above, Jesus says that a believer “has crossed over from death to life.” Nowhere does the Bible say that a believer can cross back to death.
In John 6:39, Jesus said He would “lose none” of those the Father gave Him. Wait a minute Was Jesus lying? Acts 13:48 says that believers have been “appointed for eternal life.” Nowhere does the Bible say a believer can become unappointed.
In Titus 1:2, Paul tells us that God promised eternal life “before the beginning of time.” The promise is tied to God’s inability to lie. In Titus 3:5-7, Paul tells us that believers undergo “rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.” Nowhere does the Bible say a believer can be unreborn or unrenewed.
John tells us in 1 John 5:11-13 that we can know we have eternal life. If it’s true that we can lose our salvation, why does John say that we can know we have eternal life? Is this also a Lie??? If so then God’s words and all of his promise a Lie, is it a joke, it not real? If this is the case then all of his words are not true. Come on folks open up your eyes to the real truth.
Dozens of other verses explain how believers can earn rewards in heaven by doing good works on earth (although such works do not get one into heaven). If we can lose our salvation, what happens to all those rewards we had supposedly earned?
The Bible indicates that the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin. This means that no sin a believer commits can result in condemnation or loss of salvation.
What about “believers” who live in a continual state of sin? Such individuals are hypocrites and they are not believers at all. The Bible indicates that believers do not practice sin on a routine basis plain and simple here. A direct example of a believer falling into sin, but still retaining his salvation is given by Paul – see next.
It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that does not occur even among pagans: A man has his father’s wife… hand this man over to Satan, so that the sinful nature may be destroyed and his spirit saved on the day of the Lord. (1 Corinthians 5:1, 5)
Paul indicates here that the man was committing incest with his father’s step mother, yet Paul was still confident that his spirit would be saved. So, a true believer cannot lose his salvation through sin.
Dozens of people, Teachers, Preachers or churches and even websites claim that the believer does not have any security for salvation.
This is a summary and rebuttal to their arguments. One of their main complaints is that the doctrine of eternal security might lead to licentiousness (increased sinning). However, those who value sin above Jesus Christ are not real believers anyway.
These type of people have really never been changed nor been transformed or has been converted. This is the reason why so many have never changed in the first place is because they did not believe in what Jesus Christ done for them on the cross at Calvary and never open up their hearts to him.
My concern for the eternal security skeptic is that at least some of them give the impression that they believe they have to earn or maintain their salvation through some form of conformity to the law.
Paul makes it clear in Galatians 5:4 that those who seek to be justified by the law have “fallen from grace” and “have been severed from Christ.” In other words, they are not even saved! My advice to them is to trust in God’s promises and believe that Jesus died for all your sins, regardless of your ability to live up to the standards of the law.
Sorry folks but God’s words are the truth and they are the facts, so if you want to push that garbage that if a person is saved through the blood of Jesus Christ of what he did for us on the cross is not always saved for ever. Then my friends your preaching false doctrine and should be marked and exposed for what you really are, a wolf. I suggest to you that you repent for preaching such false doctrine and start preaching the truth. Woe to you.
Once a person says yes and truly means it, they are saved and will always be saved and they will be change by the true power of God’s Holy Spirit. This is a fact and this is what God’s words says, not what I say or what man says.
Conclusion The security of the believer is a core doctrine in biblical Christianity. The doctrine is not just some idea based upon a few verses in the New Testament. As shown here, there are over 400 verses that espouse this doctrine in one way or another.
Skeptics of eternal security selectively cite a few dozen verses out-of-context or that aren’t really addressing the topic of salvation, but usually of rewards. If you are trusting in Jesus for your salvation, your name has already been written in the Lamb’s book of life and you will go to heaven.
However, if you are pretending to be a Christian, going through the motions, and don’t really believe, no amount of pretending will get you into heaven. Do you feel guilty about the sin in your life? If so, this is the work of the Holy Spirit to conform you to the image of Jesus. Follow Him!
So for those of you who do not want to say a person once he or she is saved is not always saved, then go ahead and believe in what you’re preaching. I know what the Lord has placed on my heart and has lead me to these verse and has open up my eyes to the real truth, do as you like but remember this.
You will stand before Jesus Christ and you will have to answer to him of placing doubts in a mind of a new convert and if because if your misleading teachings cause them fall away, then their blood will be on your hands and how awful would that be to find out during that time when your face to face with him.
I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints. (Ephesians 1:18)
Preach the truth, not condemnation. God Bless you.