Fountain of His Word MinistriesThursday, May 26th, 2016 at 7:20am
What is true – is it ONCE SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED or is it BORN AGAIN, AGAIN?
The Bible doesn’t teach either of the two.
FIRSTLY, the Bible teaches that people can become reprobate and lose their salvation — Hebrews 6:4-6, Romans 1:28&32, and Hebrews 3:13-14. Therefore it is not true to say Once Saved, Always Saved.
SECONDLY the Bible teaches that our salvation completely depends on putting faith in Jesus Christ, not our actions. So, as much as our actions do not lead to salvation they cannot lead to us losing our salvation.
Romans 3:19-20,27-28 NLT
“19 Obviously, the law applies to those to whom it was given, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses, and to show that the entire world is guilty before God. 20 For NO ONE CAN EVER BE MADE RIGHT WITH GOD BY DOING WHAT THE LAW COMMANDS. The law simply shows us how sinful we are. 27 Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? NO, BECAUSE OUR ACQUITTAL IS NOT BASED ON OBEYING THE LAW. IT IS BASED ON FAITH. 28 So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.”
When we accept Jesus Christ as our Saviour and Lord our spirits are created in RIGHTEOUSNESS and TRUE HOLINESS — Ephesians 4:24. And then we are sealed with the Holy Spirit such that our spirits are no longer affected by the sins we commit in our bodies — Ephesians 1:13.
When we start believing that Jesus Christ died for all our sins OUR SPIRITS become HOLY and ARE PERFECTED FOREVER — Hebrews 10:10&14. We have ETERNAL REDEMPTION — Hebrews 9:12. And, OUR SPIRITS CANNOT SIN — 1 John 3:9.
So, our sins do not affect our relationship with God such that we lose our salvation when we commit sin. God is Spirit and He relates to us THROUGH our spirits — John 4:24.
Therefore, we do not need to be BORN AGAIN EVERY TIME WE COMMIT SIN. We need to repent and get back to walking in the Spirit — Galatians 5:16.
It is important to remember that God doesn’t take into account sins we commit because He put all of them into Jesus’ account when He died for us; they are fully paid for – Romans 4:7-8.
God will not judge the same sin twice; if we believe in Jesus we will not be judged for our sins because Jesus was judged for them. The only sin we will be judged for is the sin of not believing in Jesus — John 16:8-9.
We shouldn’t try to attain righteousness before God through our actions — Romans 10:3-4 KJV, “For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about TO ESTABLISH THEIR OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, HAVE NOT SUBMITTED THEMSELVES UNTO THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD. For CHRIST IS THE END OF THE LAW FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS to every one that believeth.”
So, once we confess Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour we are saved, and we will never lose our salvation unless we denounce Jesus Christ. Remember that God doesn’t hold us accountable for blasphemy that is done in ignorance — 1 Timothy 1:13.
If we are born-again, we must enjoy our salvation without fear of losing it. We just need to keep on renewing our thinking by exposing ourselves to the Word so that our hearts will never be hardened by sin — Hebrews 3:13, Romans 12:2, and 2 Corinthians 3:18.
Attending church to hear the Word about being complete in Christ, and getting a chance to exercise spiritual life, are necessary practices for PERSONAL GROWTH and FRUITFULNESS — Hebrews 10:24-25. In the process of attending church one needs to protect self from listening to condemnation as that leads to death — 2 Corinthians 3:6-9.
We are special to God and He deals with us in a special way that doesn’t make sense to a human mind. Receive His unconditional love — 1 John 4:10.