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BIBLE STUDY - ETERNAL SECURITY.
(Once saved always saved)
subject of pre-destination and eternal security is one of the most misunderstood
subjects in the Bible. Reason for that is that many people do not realize that
verses in the Bible are divided in-to two categories:
Direct reference - literal meaning.
In-direct reference - figurative meaning.
“Behold My hands and My feet, that it is Myself”. Luke 24:39.
“I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger”. John 6:35.
are people in fulltime ministry that believe and teach out of ignorance,
traditional and hereditary untruths. Some of them believe with heart and soul
that these stories are true. There are people always listening but never come to
the knowledge of the truth. God almighty is all-knowing He knows in advance who
will make it or not, He gave man his own choice.
false teaching of eternal security means; You may live the way you want to,
in sin or not, God will never allow you to be lost.
again there are a few verses being used by believers, believing in the doctrine
of ‘eternal security’.
first verse people believing in ‘eternal security’ go for is, John 10:27.
They do not read the verse properly, there is a pre condition involved; they
follow Me, then the rest of
the verse follow. If we follow Him then no one will pluck us out of His hand.
10:27, ‘My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and
they follow me: And I give
unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck
them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no
man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand’.
for too many people the teaching of ‘eternal security’ becomes ‘eternal
insecurity’ because they fall into a ‘sinning saint religion’ that gives
the idea that they can still sin from time to time. However, the Bible does
teach ‘conditional eternal security’. For that, there are some do’s and
don’ts to be met by man.
does not mean always saved, as some in the contemporary Church would have us
believe. Christians can fail God’s grace and forfeit their salvation as
Scriptures clearly and unmistakably teach.
about these verses:
now, little children, abide in him; that, when He shall appear, we may have
confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at his coming”, I John 2:28.
everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;
but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me
in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name
have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I
profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity,”
has the same choices he had before he got saved. Man will have his own choices
till death. ‘For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and
have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And
have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they
shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to
themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame, Hebrews 6:4-6.
again we see that man has his own choice. Romans 6:16 ‘Know ye not, that to
whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey;
whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Corinthians 10:1-13, ‘Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be
ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through
the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did
all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for
they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the
wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust
after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of
them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to
play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in
one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them
also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them
also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things
happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon
whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth
take heed lest he fall. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common
to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye
are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be
able to bear it. 2 Corinthians 13:5, ‘Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the
faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ
is in you; Revelation 21,5; 2:12, 16; 2:18, 21-22; 3:1, 3; 3:14, 19.
security: “If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is
withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned,
John 15:6. Do remember there is also a possibility that man’s name can be
taken out of the Book of life, Revelation22:19.
Compiled by: Chris Mengel Snr.
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