(Bible Question) I found your website yesterday after deciding that I just could not pursue attending a very friendly Fundamental Baptist Church I visited. I have left another church that preached once saved always saved and pre-trib rapture, but was good in other ways and did not have membership, but was of Calvary Chapel beliefs. I have wanted Christian fellowship and have "agreed to disagree" on those two issues. However, I cannot keep doing this. In the past I have gone long stretches without going to a church, just reading the Bible and following God outside of church. Are you aware of any non-osas , post-trib church or fellowship in the _________ area--or even in _________? ...My husband, who died in '04, and I both believed that osas teaching was deceiving people into false security, and that pre-trib rapture teaching is like ignoring cat-10 Hurricane warnings! Jesus didn't warn us for nothing!! Outside of 3 people, I have no fellowship in these beliefs, (niece, brother and a friend--and she is new to it). Your web-site is very encouraging.... Thank you!!!
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. We are glad you found us. We pray that people like you do! It was wonderful to read you have withdrawn from the Calvary Chapel churches. That was a wise move! What you have experienced there is the creation of Chuck Smith to a large degree. How sad that his influence is so vast, yet laced with poison like that.
There is also no doubt that once a son always a son and the post trib rapture doctrines are major snares to the people. They seem to be the devil’s one-two punch! Once saved always saved will snuff the life out of the proponents and the pre-trib lie will set them up for a very rude great tribulation which they are not expecting. Possibly many will probably renounce their faith totally because the rapture didn’t occur! That is what may occur for the last generation, whenever the antichrist comes to power. As you said a cat-10 hurricane. Christians must prepare for very hard times and death, which is coming! There is no escaping such, but it has always been that way.
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NOTE: Not all people who reject the once saved always saved heresy believe in the post trib rapture or are sound regarding other crucial issues. In fact, many of the people who reject once saved always saved are FAR from being sound scripturally. Some also teach a license for immorality by denying the possibility that one sin can cause loss of salvation. [Others believe in baptismal regeneration and some actual believe in infant baptism! Not all are sound.] GOD BLESS YOU. Heb. 3:14.
(Bible Question) I happened to stumble across your website while looking up...for a youth lesson and also found your articles on Eternal Security. I definitely agree the doctrine of Eternal Security causes people to abuse grace, as the Apostle Paul said, and not truly love God--grace and salvation are never an excuse to sin, but the exact opposite.
I wanted to ask you a question about your article regarding the "Christians who never knew Jesus" argument. You mention that a Christian can lose their salvation and gain it back again. It seems many passages demonstrate this, especially the last verses of James, but my mind has a hard time wrapping around other passages which might show otherwise:
I know Paul urges his readers [in Rom. 6] not to be slaves to sin, but he is also making the point that we are dead to sin like Jesus died once to sin. So my question is: How can a Christian keep dying to sin? Wouldn't they be crucifying their Lord all over again as a sacrifice to cover their sins again? Hebrews teaches clearly that Christ was a propitiation for sins once for all time, and that having repeated sacrifices is obsolete:
Heb. 6:4-6, Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks,
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. Don’t let the grace changers confuse you. Stick to the Bible. Rom. 6 says Christians have been set free from sin. If that has never happened to you, you have never experienced the new creation. After getting born again a Christian must guard what he has and hold on to various possessions, according to Scripture. It is his responsibility under grace. If he doesn’t, even if it’s because a savage wolf in sheep’s clothing has taught him eternal security, he is in disobedience and will lose those things:
I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. (Rev 3:11)
By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. (1 Cor 15:2)
Crucifying the Lord over again has nothing to do with it! If it did then both Jesus himself and Paul were guilty of such, based on those Scriptures.
Heb. 6:4-6 is clear and devastating to the Reformed lie of the perseverance of the saints. All the evidences of salvation are shown there, yet the person falls away and can’t be renewed again through repentance. The word again also shows such had previously repented. Though not clear it appears they committed eternal sin and couldn’t get forgiven. They lost their salvation and couldn’t get it back as in other cases (James 5:19,20; Rom. 11:19-23 and with the prodigal ).
(Bible Question) My husband & I recently had a discussion with a young man regarding once saved always saved & he pointed out I Corinth. 5:5....
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. The 1 Cor. 5 man in question was “wicked” (v. 13). Just a superficial knowledge of the Bible shows the wicked are NOT righteous. Such are not godly. Hence, Paul taught he was unsaved by using that term for him! He was also shown to be sexually immoral and therefore would not inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor. 6:9,10). What seems to give a glimmer of hope of backing for the grace changers and their false gospel is the phrase, may be saved in v.5. They actually think may be saved means saved now! They are oblivious to 1 Cor. 10:33. NOTE the similarities:
To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. (1 Cor 5:5)
Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved. (1 Cor 10:33)
Did Paul travel around and suffer as he did to preach the gospel to people because they were already saved? NEVER! He did all that hoping they may be saved, which means they were wicked and would not inherit God’s kingdom unless they came to God on his terms. That is also how we should understand 1 Cor. 5:5. That man needed to be delivered to Satan. Read more on this at 1 Cor. 5:1-5 Does Not Support Eternal Security. Here is a video teaching on this too 1 Cor. 5:5 and Calvinism
Our Eternal Security Refuted book deals with their feeble argument of 1 Cor. 5:5 on pages 159, 362, 363, 530 and 532. God bless you.
(Bible Question) Here is another good Word for NO Once Saved Always Saved: Eze 33:13:
If I tell the righteous man that he will surely live, but then he trusts in his righteousness and does evil, none of the righteous things he has done will be remembered; he will die for the evil he has done.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. Yes, you are right. That is another good verse against their false grace message. We have it cited already in our books and on our website at Spiritual Death. It is a blessing to know you believe the Bible message and are not just going with the flow who have been duped by Calvinism. GOD BLESS YOU.
(Bible Question) ...Today has been preached on John 6:66-71. It was said Judas was never a disciple, therefore he has left. The situation also charged me but i have no alternatives. I do not know what to do. God bless you.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. Judas is a MAJOR problem for the grace changers. Consequently, they say weird unscriptural things to try to hide the fact that he was once definitely saved. Judas was clearly the Lord’s disciple at an early point:
He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. (Mat 10:1-4)
Afterwards, the same saved man turned away, died lost and went to hell. Those facts destroy the counterfeit gospel of once saved always saved. The passage you referred to says:
From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him. “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.” Then Jesus replied, “Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!” (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.) (John 6:66-71)
At that point in time Judas was a devil and no longer one of the Lord’s disciples. NOTE: Jesus did NOT say:
“Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you WAS a devil!”
The reason Jesus did NOT say was, is because Judas was once saved. He afterwards became a devil. He turned away and never came back to his salvation, unlike David.
For more information on Judas, see The Believer’s Conditional Security pages 279-286. WARNING: The Scripture twisting, security-in-sin eternal security teacher you heard preach that sermon is a DANGEROUS man. God bless you. Heb. 3:14.
(Bible Question) Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. God has given me the burden to reach out the drunkards. I have been praying about this. I would like to get some guidelines from you so that I could proceed further. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanking you.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. It is great to read you are trying to reach out to the drunkards in a way that will help them. Many efforts are FAR from best, such as AA.
It is very simple to witness to a drunkard. Let him read 1 Cor. 6:9-11 from the Bible. Drunkards are listed there as among those who are unrighteous and will be damned. The only hope such has for salvation is the only hope anyone has—the Lord Jesus. As others came to Jesus in repentance they can too and when they do, they will become a new creation and get set free from their sin addiction to alcohol. Also see Drunks. Please consider signing up for our internet church, email, text, audio and video teachings, updates, etc. God bless you.
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