One More Thing
Once Saved, Always Saved?
A Plain Statement
Rom. 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
Rom. 8:39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Paul covers it all
A Difficult Passage
Heb. 6:4 For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
Heb. 6:5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,
Heb. 6:6 and then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put him to open shame.
An Impossible Hypothetical Example
The Real Problem
(1 John 2:18-19)
1John 2:18 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.
1John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that it would be shown that they all are not of us.
What does God do when I sin?
Psa. 89:30 “If his sons forsake my law
and do not walk in my judgments,
Psa. 89:31 If they violate my statutes
and do not keep my commandments,
Psa. 89:32 then I will punish their transgression with the rod
and their iniquity with stripes.
Psa. 89:33 But I will not break off my lovingkindness from him,
nor deal falsely in my faithfulness.”
The closer we stay to God, the easier the path back becomes