Eternal Salvation

Dan Corner

The Doctrine of Eternal Salvation

The doctrine of eternal salvation is not what most church people think! The term eternal salvation is found only once in the Bible. Therefore, all of the real eternal salvation scriptures, are reduced down to a single passage in Hebrews! Denominations may add many concepts to any Biblical term, but that doesn't mean they are valid. That is certainly the case here with eternal salvation!
NOTE: The only eternal salvation verse in the entire Bible is the following:
Once made perfect, he [Jesus] became the source of eternal salvation for all who OBEY him (Heb. 5:9).
In other words, the real eternal salvation definition is: that which is given by Jesus to those who obey him. If you are going to accurately define eternal salvation and understand the eternal salvation debate you must remember Hebrews 5:9! It is only for those who obey Jesus! That dogmatically excludes Christian drunks, Christian adulterers, Christian liars, etc., which is what the doctrine of once saved always saved (or eternal security) allows for. Again, the glaring Biblical truth associated with eternal salvation is: ONLY those who OBEY JESUS have eternal salvation. What a powerful refutation that is to all those who erroneously think one can have salvation without obedience to the Lord Jesus. What a delusion! The truth is, such people who profess salvation, but don't obey, have only the faith of demons. They also seem oblivious   to true salvation and the new creation which occurs at the point of getting born again.

Don't Believe This COMMON LIE About Eternal Salvation

Eternal Security Does Not
Equal Eternal Salvation

Without question, some have also confused the issue about eternal salvation by equating that legitimate Biblical term to the bogus doctrine of eternal security. The myth of once saved always saved has nothing to do with eternal salvation. Eternal salvation is a reality and comes instantly from the Lord Jesus and Jesus' blood (the source), but it is also on-going to those who obey (or follow), 1 Peter 1:9; John 10:27,28; etc. On the other hand, once saved always saved is only a popular fine-sounding fable spread through Joseph Prince sermons online, Charles Stanley sermons and a multitude of others. Once saved always saved has nothing to do with Bible truth. It will only hurt you in the end. It is a snare to one's SOUL and multitudes are in hell now because of it. Since some people have lost their salvation, then it is easy to answer the question: Is salvation eternal? The Biblical answer is salvation is conditional. The righteous can die spiritually by turning to evil (Ezek. 33:18; etc.).

Test Questions on Salvation

The focus for eternal salvation has to be on the Lord Jesus and his precious blood (1 Pet. 1:19), but that doesn't exclude the following:
For you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (1 Pet 1:9)
If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning.It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: "A dog returns to its vomit," and, "A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud." (2 Pet 2:20-22)

Find Out If Your Words Can Affect Your Salvation

That implies something can maliciously interfere with eternal salvation. IF it was only left up to God for our security, ALL PEOPLE would endure and walk holy, but that is far from reality. Man must have a role in his own salvation security, under grace, which can be ruined. So, which gospel a person believes and acts upon is vital. You can live forever and have peace with God now, but you must first have true repentance. Good works and eternal salvation go hand-in-glove. Hence, people need to get saved and stay saved, which often doesn't happen! The Christian life is a fight against sin (Heb. 12:4). Sin not only defiles, it can bring a righteous person to his spiritual death. To be worthy of Jesus, you must place him first in your life (even before your family), take up your cross and follow Jesus (Mt. 10:37,38). Only the followers of Jesus possess eternal life. The sooner people know these things the better it will be for them and those they will influence. The following materials will help you better understand eternal salvation with more Biblical insights and details. Please guard your SOUL as your most valuable possession because it is (Mk. 8:36,37)! Remember, all of the eternal salvation bible verses are reduced down to one -- Hebrews 5:9.

Can You Have Eternal Salvation Without Obedience?

Is It Eternal Salvation vs Conditional Salvation

FIND OUT If You Have Demon Faith

Multitudes in our day, who profess to be Christians, only have the faith of demons. They profess Jesus as the Son of God, but live in sin. They do NOT have eternal salvation.
The Correct Method To Win SOULS

The Bible focuses in upon Jesus as the sole object of our obedient faith for eternal salvation. One is to have all 100% of his obedient-trust in the Lord Jesus for his eternal salvation.
The SECRET of Jesus' Blood

One of the precious truths of God is the unsurpassable importance of Jesus' blood for eternal salvation.
Do NOT Believe The Imputed Righteousness Version of Eternal Security

After they got eternal salvation something happened to interfere with and change their pure heart to an impure heart. Don't be deceived by the imputed righteousness doctrine.
Do You Really Know What The Gospel of Jesus Christ Is?

There is not a more important subject to study than eternal salvation. In fact, there is not even a close second among all the many topics that have been taught over the centuries. Though the term salvation can be used in different ways, here it refers to deliverance from damnation in the fires of hell. This is the only way this important term will be used in this teaching. This is a Bible lesson on salvation.
This SIMPLE TRUTH About Salvation Isn't Just For Jehovah's Witnesses
The Jehovah's Witnesses have been wrongly taught by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society in many areas, especially about eternal salvation. Among the various errors they spread about salvation, their denial of an instant and present-tense salvation for the believer in Christ is easily refuted. What confuses this issue is the other tenses in salvation too.
Your Salvation and Your Words
Can your words (which include your teachings) mortally affect your eternal salvation? The answer is YES!
How Important Are Your Words?
What you are about to read are some very sobering facts about words, as God sees them. Now is the time to adjust and make vital changes where changes are needed. Your eternal salvation hinges in the balance.
Lazarus and The Rich Man
Jesus tells us about an actual dialogue that occurred on the other side of the grave between a person who died and went to the fiery side of hades and Abraham himself who was in comfort on the other side of an impassable gulf.
Are YOU Religious and Lost Like Cornelius, The Centurion?
He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly (but he was unsaved).
REMEMBER THIS IMPORTANT TRUTH: The Righteous Can Die Spiritually
There are many death blows to OSAS found in Scripture. At the very core of this non-Christian doctrine is the concept that a person once saved (a righteous person) will not die spiritually over any sin. The clarity of the Scriptures to the CONTRARY is overwhelming from Genesis through Revelation and clearly answers the question is salvation eternal with an absolute no! So, can eternal salvation be lost? According to the Bible, YES! Joseph Prince ministry is dead wrong! There is NO eternal security of the believer.
Scriptures On Eternal Life That God Wants You To Know About But The Devil Doesn't.
There are multitudes of people that correctly know their eternal destiny beyond the grave depends on what they do with the message of the Bible, but somehow they have no concept of various Scriptures related to eternal salvation.
Which Gospel Or Salvation Do You Believe?
Among people who call themselves Bible-believing, born again Christians there are primarily two different eternal salvation messages (gospels) that are proclaimed. Both don't produce eternal salvation.
Do You Know The SOUL-DAMNING Dangers Of Drunkenness
Drunkenness (and/or alcoholism) is a very serious problem in our society. The statistics associated with drinking alcohol are both alarming and disturbing, especially from a Christian point of view.
Find Peace With God
To have peace with God should be our chief pursuit. You can't have eternal salvation without it.
Little Known Truths For New Christians
When a person becomes a true Christian he enters a brand new life. In a moment of time he passes from death to life, from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to the power of God. From the moment he starts to possess eternal salvation, many things start to happen to him that may be surprising.
Can Salvation Be Lost With One Sin?
Some people who say they reject once saved always saved teach a Christian can engage in occasional acts of adultery, drunkenness, theft, etc. and remain saved. Is there Biblical evidence for such?
Do This And You Will Live Forever and Never Die
The one and only precious Lord Jesus who conquered death, the grave and defeated the devil taught about living forever and never dying on at least four different occasions. He gave us his word on how we can have this sought-after experience.
What Everyone Should Know About Jesus And The Rich Young Ruler
The key to understanding why the Lord Jesus answered the rich, young ruler, who asked about inheriting eternal life, is found in Luke's gospel.
How Did Jesus Really Appear As He Hung On The Cross?
Brace yourself for the painful truth about the horrible ordeal the Lord of Glory endured, according to Scripture.
What Does God Want From YOU Now That You Are Saved?
Almighty God wants certain things from all of us who have been washed in the blood of the Lamb, been forgiven and received eternal salvation. This article looks at just four very important things that God wants from all Christians now that we are His children.
FIND OUT What Is The Connection Between The Christian and Good Works
It seems that the only Scripture a Bible-believer knows about works is that we are not saved by them. This article should be very surprising as it reveals Biblical truths about this important subject and how such are related to eternal salvation.
The Biblical Importance of Obedience to God
According to today's version of grace, obedience to God is optional and, therefore, not even a priority for many. But is that the real truth or a lie from the devil, who is trying to damn your soul to Hell through false teachings, which come from the devil's servants?
PREPARE FOR Your Approaching Death
Sooner or later, death will overtake every person. Do you know what the Bible says regarding this and how to prepare? This is a message that every person should read and pass on to their family and friends.
How To Get FREE From The Slavery, Bondage and Controlling Power of Sin
Throughout the Bible, one can read of man having the rule over fish, birds, living creatures and people, but then we come to other verses which show that sins can rule over people.
Heaven or Eternal Fire: Which Group Are You In?
Those who actually enter the kingdom or those thrown into eternal fire?
Four Important Facts Concerning YOU and EVERYONE ELSE
Simplified salvation message, including prayer. This is a great aid for helping people find eternal salvation.
SHOCKING FACTS About Biblical Repentance
Let's take a look at some of the clearest and most accurate Biblical definitions of repentance. You can't have eternal salvation without any repentance.
How Does God View the Biblically Unsaved?
The Scriptures you are about to read reveal exactly how God spiritually views all people who are Biblically unsaved and do not have eternal salvation.
Test Your Scriptural Knowledge of Salvation
Do you know who said the various actual quotes from the Bible?
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What God's Word says about Heaven and Hell and who will go there. Completely Biblical and very stirring! These are directly related to eternal salvation. So if you want to know how do you get salvation, according to the Bible, examine this!
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From Initial to Final Salvation
Facts from the Bible about eternal life that are frequently avoided. Eye-opening and stirring!
Should the Romans Road presentation of salvation be amended?
Have important verses of Scripture been omitted from the Romans Road gospel presentation, thereby distorting Paul's gospel of grace? Do you know the real truth about eternal salvation?
To Enter The Kingdom Of God
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The Possession of Eternal Life

One of the most commonly presented arguments given in defense of the teaching of "once saved always saved" goes like this: "When one gets saved, he receives eternal life. If that life could be lost, it wouldn't be eternal! Therefore, once a person is saved, he is always saved." This argument has both truth and error mixed into it. Certainly, at the point of salvation, one receives eternal life, but does this necessitate or guarantee the possession of that life eternally?
True Grace Teaching vs False Grace Teachings
The term grace has been misused and abused for so long that many have no idea what the truth is about grace and especially how it applies to the Christian life. Certainly, it is a great shock for people to learn that there are multiple musts under grace connected with the doctrine of eternal salvation itself, as well as other areas of the Christian life.


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