[BIBLE COMMENT] Hello! my name is ______. I’m 32 years old and live in Georgia. The once saved always saved doctrine never sat right with me! My mind was blown away at the number of SCRIPTURES that refute it. God clearly said in Ezekiel that a RIGHTEOUS man would die [if he turns to do evil] – not a wicked man…. This clearly was a RIGHTEOUS man.
Then my mind was blown again in the New Testament in Luke 12:46: “the lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.” That scripture ALONE shows that Jesus was the “Lord of that servant” – implication being that He was once “Lord of that servant” before he turned away. The fact that he was appointed a portion with the UNBELIEVERS shows that he was once saved [but no longer]. Otherwise there would be no distinction and use for the word unbelievers.
[BIBLE ANSWER] You did a fine job showing two of the fatal flaws in that DOCTRINE OF DEMONS and LICENSE FOR IMMORALITY called once saved always saved. It is also ANOTHER GOSPEL and a COUNTERFEIT GRACE message which has led MANY former Christians to eternal punishment in eternal fire (Mt. 25:41,46). It has broken up homes through adultery, led to untold suicides and even criminal acts. Our society, and especially the professing “church,” would be MUCH better off if ALL such ministries and congregations teaching their salvation security in sin would be permanently shut down. The eternal security teachers are some of the most dangerous people on the planet, yet are respected and supported even by those who have Bibles and profess salvation! Shocking! Beyond that are those who reject eternal security, but still support them and their wicked doctrine indirectly and are consequently sharing in the spiritual harm they are doing! It seems that such are totally out of touch with spiritual reality! Some even faithfully support an open and bold blasphemer of the Lord Jesus – namely Calvinist Mark Driscoll. Even some of the cults don’t tolerate such open evil, but professing eternal security Christians, in our dark and APOSTATE day, do with their ungodly tolerance for sin!
BTW, some of our favorite Scriptures refuting the HERESY of eternal security are: James 5:19,20; Luke 8:13; Gal. 1:8,9; 5:2-4; Rev. 2:10,11; Mt. 10:33 and Eph. 5:5-7. Hell warnings given to Christians and actual examples of people who were saved (such as Judas Iscariot) are also very clear. We also like Rev. 21:8; 1 Cor. 6:9,10; Heb. 3:6,14; 6:4-6; Mt. 10:22; Psa. 125:5 and many others.
We will fight the devil’s first lie to mankind cited in Gen 3:4 – the righteous won’t die spiritually through sin (the essence of once saved always saved) – as long as we live. In doing so, we will be obedient to Jude 3,4. Please keep up the good work speaking out against THE HERESY. God bless you.