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Once saved, always saved?

Those who identify themselves as Christians and believe 'once saved always saved':
Can someone break any one of our Creator's laws (murder, rape, abuse a child, theft) and yet still be 'saved', in your opinion?
Why do you say that when it is out of harmony with scripture?
[Jude 5; Matthew 24:13; Phillipians 2:12; Hebrews 10: 26, 27;.......]
Forgive me if I'm not understanding your thoughts on this correctly.
JES xxx

 
CosyMama

Asked by CosyMama at 5:13 AM on Nov. 28, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Great scripture references.
    The Bible make it chrystal clear. Salvation has to be worked for. It's not like dropping by the Salvation store and buying it once for all time. No way.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:28 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • Many believe that if you truly accept Jesus you won't ever turn away to rebellious sin. I agree we shouldn't walk around doubting our salvation, but we should be careful to avoid presuming upon the Lord's grace. Ezekiel 18:24 says,

    “But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? All the righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; because of the unfaithfulness of which he is guilty and the sin which he has committed, because of them he shall die."
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 6:44 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • God does not take away our freedom once we accept Him. Even Paul knew the possibility of losing his salvation after accepting Christ--

    "But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become a cast away( disqualified)." (1 Cor. 9:27)

    Other verses: Zephaniah 1:6; Ezekiel 33:18; Hebrews 10:23, 24, 26
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 6:55 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • Salvation isn't like boxed hair color that fades away in time. Lexylex explains it better than I could but I just feel like folks should know that Salvation isn't like some vaccination that needs a booster shot later.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 8:41 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • I just feel like folks should know that Salvation isn't like some vaccination that needs a booster shot later.
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    LOL Addy!
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 9:15 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • This (OSAS) is a Protestant, not a Catholic nor Orthodox belief.


    We keep backsliding, but we have the sacraments of confession and penance to help us climb back up.

    shellbyrne

    Answer by shellbyrne at 12:41 PM on Nov. 28, 2009

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