The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law. (Deu 29:29)
While that is factual, God does reveal the secrets of the kingdom through parables to the saints, but he likewise hides those same secrets of the kingdom from others! Jesus taught:
He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, ‘though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.’” (Luke 8:10)
The Four Types of People Who Hear God’s Word
That directly refers to the Parable of the Sower and those important “secrets of the kingdom” deal directly with the four types of people who hear the word of God and SALVATION itself! (Dear reader, YOU are one of these four types!) The first type of person never comes to initial salvation. He was never saved to begin with. The second type does believe for a while, then quickly dies spiritually when tested with persecution (Luke 8:13). The third type, after initial salvation, isn’t fruitful because of the cares of this life, deceitfulness of riches and lusts for other things. Only the fourth type of person brings forth fruit — thirty, sixty or a hundred fold. That means the very things that took down the second and third types (persecution for godly living, cares of this life, deceitfulness of riches, desires for other things), who were previously saved, didn’t adversely affect type four. He kept his hand to the plow, endured the persecutions for godly living and wasn’t choked out with the cares of this life, deceitfulness of riches or other things. He was spiritually fruitful. He heard the word of God, retained it, and by persevering produced a crop (Luke 8:15). Type four alone was the overcomer, who gets the promises of Rev. 21:1-7.
Those are some of the most basic, but important, secrets of the kingdom, which have been revealed to the saved, but concealed from the lost. That further proves that those who reject a conditional salvation by believing in once saved always saved are not only wrong, but lost, according to Jesus. Therefore, the believer’s security is not an in house debate. Those that preach another gospel by rejecting the conditions of the real gospel (1 Cor. 15:2) are anathematized by their own teachings, which change the gospel of grace (Gal. 1:8,9) into a license for sin (Jude 3,4)!