It was very surprising and weird to me to hear that our brothers from the “Once Saved Always Saved” camp use 1 John 2:19 to back up this doctrine. I just couldn’t comprehend where the link was until I understood why they are using it for. This is a classic example of pushing something on the scriptures to make them say things they don’t say. Let’s see how.
In this study, we’re going to look into Romans 8:38-39 which is another famous passage used to support the famous “Once Saved Always Saved” doctrine. The other major passage being John 10:28 which we covered in another study.
Sin has always been something that is implicitly connected to the human race and we deal with it every day. Even though we might not call it “sin”, the wrong things we do each day as we make choices are connected to the way we deal with our conscience. There is obviously a problem with the world we live in, from the destructive human behavior and turning good inventions for bad motives, to individual crimes of theft, rape and murder.
John 10:28 has become one of the most widely used verses to back up the doctrine of “Once Saved Always Saved”. In this article, we will look closely at that verse in its context to see whether the interpretation OSAS believers come up with is true.
In this study, we will look at two verses that “Once Saved Always Saved” believers use to back up the idea that once someone is born again they can never lose their salvation. The two verses are Ephesians 1:13-14 and 4:30. I personally identify them as the “Seal verses” because they describe the Holy Spirit as being a Seal that God puts on the born-again believer.
As Christians, many times during our lifetime we struggle with the question of salvation, and we should. In the New Testament, it is clear that this world is not all there is. Not only it is temporary but it is in a bad fallen state because of our rebellion from the beginning. But God predestined a way to be reconciled to Him and that is through His Son Jesus Christ.
In this study, we are going to look into the passage of Romans 8:28-30 from the perspective of Once Saved Always Saved believers. This passage is popular in defence of this false doctrine and therefore we need to study it in order to see how it relates to the concept of “Eternal Security” coming from our brethren from the other camp.
Most Christians and Christian denominations believe in the doctrine of Once Saved Always Saved (OSAS) or eternal security. According to that doctrine, if someone is born again, that person can never lose their salvation. However, this doctrine is nowhere to be found in the holy scriptures.