Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Once saved, always saved?

“…If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God…” Hebrew 10:26-27 NIV UK [italics & emphasis mine]

There are scores of sects that teach that once a person is born again he/she cannot be un-born again; they defend this belief by saying that once one has given birth to a child, it remains one’s child no matter what!. They quote scriptures that talk about eternal salvation and the new birth-this doctrine is also known as ‘eternal security’. But we interpret scriptures with scriptures by the help of the Holy Spirit; this is why it is dangerous to read/teach scriptures (words of God) without the Holy Spirit.

1 John 2:1,2 says, “…I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense…” NIV whilst Hebrews 10:26 says, “…if we deliberately keep on sinning…” we bundle ourselves with enemies of God. If we sin, we can go to God with advocacy of Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit and we will be forgiven; but if we continue to LIVE in sin after we have known the truth, then we are set for eternal judgment. Hebrews 4: 1 says, “…Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it…” KJV, for “…For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting…” Galatians 6:8 KJV

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