Listen to the newest episode of my podcast, Prepared To Answer: Once Saved Always Saved https://anchor.fm/simon-dinning/episodes/Once-Saved-Always-Saved-e2irf8
Below are the show-notes:
Once Saved Always Saved
I hear this often in religious circles, namely that once you regenerated and saved you cannot be unsaved. Is this consistent with what the bible actually teaches?
Three points to remember to show that in fact this is inconsistent with what the bible teaches.
Remember M.O.P. e.g. we seek to mop up false doctrines…. well it works for me!
1) Misapplication of scripture
John 10:28-29 – “no-one can snatch them out of my hand”
Yes it is true to say that no-one can snatch from Jesus’ hand or snatch us from God’s hand (v29). But we can take ourselves away, which as we will see, is very clear throughout scripture.
1 John 2:19 “They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us…but their going showed that none of them belonged to us”
Again it is agreed that as they left, this revealed that they did not belong to Jesus, but nowhere does it support the idea that they were either predestined to leave or remain.
2) Overwhelming Scriptures against
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Hebrews (chapters 2,3,6 & 10)
1 Corinthians 15:1-2
2 Peter 2:20-22
1 Corinthians 9:27
1 Timothy 1:19
2 Peter 1:10
See also the story of Judas and Simon the sorcerer
(Some scriptures will be described in detail during podcast)
3) Premises False (Based on false premises)
Calvinistic – TULIP system
T = Total Depravity
U = Unconditional Election
L = Limited Atonement
I = Irresistible Grace
P = Perseverance of the saints
Calvin’s response to Catholic Theology. Although accepted by most protestant denominations the first 4 are rarely accepted or discussed today.
The problem however is that each one is dependent on the last and if we reject the first then the others have no biblical support.
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