John Darby's Errant Dispensationalism and
Paul's ANTI Eternal Security Teachings

Dan Corner

John Darby has Stumbled Many with his Dispensationalism

Errors in John Darby's Dispensationalism are glaring and serious, as you will read for yourself. In an email, one dispensationalist believed Paul's teachings were specially "about" the Church, but there is more. See for yourself:
That's why I said that dispensationalism is correct, that divide teaching that was for Jews, and teaching that is for church age.
In recent period I learn a lot of Bible and I learn dispensationalism, that actually cleared all the teachings about Bible....If you rightly divide scriptures to the right groups of people in the right group periods it is clear.
A different dispensationalist wrote the following, which clarifies that faulty position:
"The thirteen epistles of Paul (Romans to Philemon) form a distinct body of truth; and this realm of truth is about us, the Church, the Body of Christ, as no other Scriptures are. And Paul is the Father's special messenger to us. As has been truly said, 'All of the Bible is for us, but it is not all about us.' "
One of the same people also thought Paul taught Once Saved Always Saved. So how does that square with Bible truth? You are about to find out and the dispensationalists are going to be surprised! First, notice what Paul wrote about the PRECIOUS Lord Jesus' teachings:
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God (Col. 3:16).
Hence, IF you believe Paul's teachings, then you logically need to go by Jesus' teaching. Again, from Col. 3:16, Paul obviously endorsed and magnified what Jesus taught. Furthermore, Paul directly quoted Jesus. Respectively we read:
...If we disown him, he will also disown us (2 Tim. 2:12).
But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven (Mt. 10:33).
Paul also taught this:
Now as the church submits to Christ... (Eph. 5:24).
How are you going to submit to Christ without knowing his wonderful words of life? Ponder also what the PRECIOUS Lord Jesus mentioned about his own teachings:
Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me" (John 14:23,24).
NOTE: truly loving the PRECIOUS Lord Jesus is a salvation issue, as you will see if you keep reading. Moreover, though not in the four Gospels or in Revelation chapters 2 and 3, Paul also quoted Jesus here:
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive' (Acts 20:35).
Then we have this:
And when he [the PRECIOUS Lord Jesus] had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me" (1 Cor. 11:24,25).
The Lord Jesus spoke those words here:
And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you (Luke 22:19,20).
Then we have the Apostle Peter, referring to the PRECIOUS Lord Jesus, who taught:
For Moses said, 'The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you. Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from among his people.' (Acts 3:22,23)
So, are you going to listen to and obey what Jesus taught?

Jesus' Teachings Refute Eternal Security

Errors in John Darby's Dispensationalism are glaring and serious.
Moreover, Paul taught a CONDITIONAL security for the believer in Christ.

Paul Did NOT Teach Eternal Security

For many it is most important to know that Paul did not teach Once Saved Always Saved. If you deny that Paul taught contrary to Eternal Security (or Once Saved Always Saved), carefully ponder the following scriptures for yourself; but remember that Paul was certainly not alone in opposing OSAS; the Lord Jesus and the rest of the apostles did as well! Therefore, for those of you who focus solely on Paul's teachings, to the exclusion of the teachings of Jesus and the rest of the apostles, pay very close attention to the following Pauline scriptures, and realize your lethal error concerning the believer's security. Some of the following verses directly and strongly oppose OSAS, while others, though less forceful, are nonetheless related and still very important.


God "will give to each person according to what he has done." To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are elf-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For God does not show favoritism (Rom. 2:6-11).
Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey--whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness (Rom. 6:16-18).
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. (Rom 6:22)
For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live (Rom 8:13)
You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in." Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but BE AFRAID. For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either. Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off. (Rom 11:19-22)
...our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed (Rom. 13:11).
KEEP AWAY FROM OPPOSING TEACHERS, which includes all Eternal Security teachers! NOTE: There are some license for sin teachers, who do reject OSAS, such as the man who has taken the deceitful name which is not his birth name. He now goes by David Servant. Keep away from him and others dangerous false teachers like him too.
I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people (Rom. 16:17,18).

1 Corinthians

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 (1 Cor. 5:1).
The same unnamed person of 1 Cor. 5:1 is referred to in 5:13.
God will judge those outside. "Expel the wicked man from among you" (1 Cor. 5:13).
There are NO Christian sexually immoral people, not even one. That is totally unlike the doctrine of Eternal Security.
But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat. (1 Cor 5:11)
It's impossible that the Corinthian Christians were of those they were told not to associate with.
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Cor. 6:9,10, NASB)
To have salvation one must Love Jesus:
But the man who loves God is known by God (1 Cor. 8:3).
If anyone has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come! (1 Cor. 16:22, ESV)
To love Jesus we must "obey" him:
Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me." (John 14:23,24)
Again, to love the Lord Jesus is a must for salvation and that means to obey him.
Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak. For if anyone with a weak conscience sees you who have this knowledge eating in an idol's temple, won't he be emboldened to eat what has been sacrificed to idols? So this weak brother, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge. When you sin against your brothers in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause him to fall (1 Cor. 8:9-13).
The same Greek word for destroyed is found in Luke:15:24. Of the repentant backslider, we read:
For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was LOST and is found.' So they began to celebrate (Luke 15:24).
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! (1 Cor. 10:12).
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it (1 Cor. 10:13).
Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 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. 15:1,2).

2 Corinthians

Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you - unless, of course, you fail the test? (13:5).


But even IF WE or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned! (Gal.1:8,9).
Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace (Gal. 5:2-4).
The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God (Gal. 5:19-21).
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. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest IF WE DO NOT GIVE UP (Gal. 6:8,9).


For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person--such a man is an idolater--has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them (Eph. 5:7).


Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed--not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence--continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling (Phil. 2:12).


But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation -- if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant (Col. 1:22,23).

1 Thessalonians

For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit (1 Thess. 4:7,8).

1 Timothy Refutes Eternal Security More Than Any Other NT Book

1 Timothy

The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk (1 Tim. 1:6).
Timothy, my son, I give you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by following them you may fight the good fight, holding on to faith and a good conscience. Some have rejected these and so have shipwrecked their faith. Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme (1 Tim. 1:18-20).
He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil (1 Tim. 3:6).
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons (1 Tim. 4:1).
Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers (1 Tim. 4:16).
As for younger widows, do not put them on such a list. For when their sensual desires overcome their dedication to Christ, they want to marry (1 Tim. 5:11).
Compare that to:
Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan (1 Tim. 5:15).
People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs (1 Tim. 6:9,10).
Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have wandered from the faith. Grace be with you (1 Tim. 6:20,21).

2 Timothy

If we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us (2 Tim. 2:12).


So that, having been justified by his grace, we MIGHT become heirs having the HOPE of eternal life (Titus 3:7).
In contrast to the Biblical evidence, is in error again. How? Their dangerous teaching about Eternal Security or Once Saved Always Saved. See a detailed account of that click also wrongly teaches the following, as already proven false:
Doesn't the fact that Paul didn't quote Jesus.... ( )
Folks, glue yourself to the Bible alone and realize the deceptive days we are in; and remember there absolutely is no Once Saved Always Saved.

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John also magnified Jesus' teaching:
Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him. Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work. (2 John 1:9-11)
But why wouldn't John, and the other servants of God? NOTE what Jesus taught about himself being the ONE teacher:
Nor are you to be called 'teacher,' for you have one Teacher, the Christ. (Mat 23:10)
FYI, Jesus OPPOSED Once Saved Always Saved too. Finally, among other things Jesus taught this about his own teachings:
There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; that very word which I spoke will condemn him at the last day (John 12:48).
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