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When Saved, Can we be Lost Again?
(Is “Once Saved Always Saved” True?)
This past Sunday we discussed this very important question about eternal security. It’s called the DOCTRINE OF PERSEVERANCE. This question is debated by two groups of theologians—some saying, “One cannot lose salvation once gained.” The other side states unequivocally, Yes, one can walk away from Christ into lostness.
There isn’t space to cover the subject here. But the importance of the question is an overriding issue. Can there be any more important doctrine that this? Can one lose salvation or not?
Our fellowship has had trouble with the confidence that comes from being saved. It seems in my youth there was no or little confidence that we could know we had eternal life. Surely we have outgrown that lack of confidence. Scriptures are clear that we can have confidence in our eternal salvation. Paul in speaking to the Roman church said, “Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” There are no “ifs, ands, or buts” in these verses.
Remember this: We learn from Israel’s history that as long as they were faithful to the Lord blessings came. When they turned their backs on the Lord, they were in deep trouble. Why do we have this example recorded for us? (See Romans 15:4) “For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries” (Heb. 10:26f). Such warnings are found throughout the New Testament.
On the other hand if we keep seeking the Lord we have no worries. “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:7-9).