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Do you believe once saved always saved?

If your name is in the Lamb's Book Of Life, Can it be taken out?

 
LuLuMama_4Jesus

Asked by LuLuMama_4Jesus at 6:45 PM on Nov. 4, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • "Eternal security" is a doctrine of Satan. A righteous man can cease to be righteous(2 Chronicles 7:19; Ezekiel 18:24 & 33:18). A person's name can be "blotted out" of the book of life. (Revelation 3:5; 22:18-19) It is Satan that wants us to believe that as long as we claim Christianity, obedience is optional Obedience IS a requirement. All of God's promises are conditional. We can not love the things of the world and still inherit the Kingdom of God.

    Why would Paul need to "keep under" his body if it were impossible for him to "become disqualified"? (1 Corinthians 9:27) Why would we need to "hold fast" to something we can never lose? (Hebrews 10:23, 24, 26) We have a free will, a right to choose. God doesn't take this away when we accept Him. This is a fight, a race! We have to 'hold fast', 'endure til the end', and 'fight a good fight' in order to make it into the Kingdom.
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 9:19 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • Yes I believe that. If your TRULY saved, you CAN NOT lose it.
    nsrush83

    Answer by nsrush83 at 6:56 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Isn't that why Jesus died on the cross...to forgive you of your sins? Jesus didn't specify that he died to forgive us of SPECIFIC sins did he? No, so once you are saved you are saved.
    worriedmommy600

    Answer by worriedmommy600 at 7:02 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • No.. once your name is written it can not be blotted out.
    Can you lose your salvation... no.... you cannot lose it.
    You can choose to reject it though.
    The ONLY people that will not dwell and co habit with Christ is those who reject Him never having had Him in their heart in the first place.
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 10:29 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Yes, just like Santa's good and bad list ....
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 6:47 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Yet another contradictory topic raised in the modern holy book... from my perspective, yes, you can.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 7:11 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Anime_mom...those would be people who are "religious" but not truly saved. There is a big difference between a "head" belief and a "heart" belief in Christ. A "heart" belief (full surrender of self) is required for true salvation. The lives of those that are truly saved will reflect their faith. Just like the lives of those who are pretending will reflect their lack of faith.
    asmcbride

    Answer by asmcbride at 8:34 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • And this discussion demonstrates exactly why so many people are confused by Christianity...they over complicate it. You do not have to work hard to get saved or stay saved. Salvation is the easiest thing in the world. It is a free GIFT. Gifts don't require any kind of payment or work, just your acceptance.

    Those that are saved should want to do good. They should seek to live a life that is pleasing to God. Again, if Christ is in their hearts then their lives will reflect that by their actions. That does not mean that they won't ever mess up, after all we are all human beings. But messing up doesn't mean you lose your gift of salvation. God doesn't work that way. It just means you have to pick yourself up and keep moving forward in your walk with God.
    asmcbride

    Answer by asmcbride at 11:42 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • anime_mom619

    You are describing a heresy called Antinomianism - it means "opposed to the law." Antinomian views are those denying that God's law in Scripture should directly control the Christian's life. Dualistic antinomianism appeared early in the Gnostic hereies, like those opposed to Peter and Jude (2 Pet 2; Jude 4-19). this is NOT what the overall belief of protestants. While we are saved by faith alone, we are not saved by a faith that is alone. It is the work of the cross that saves us, not our own works that save us. Our works are evidence of our saving faith, and our obedience to the law is done out of love. There are *some* (not all) Dispensationalists who believe that since Christians live under a dispensation of grace, not law, the keeping the moral law is at no stage necessary for them Rom 3:31 and 1 cor 6:9-11 clearly show, however, that keeping the law is a continuing obligation for Christians.
    Gal51

    Answer by Gal51 at 10:35 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • yes
    peekaboo7777

    Answer by peekaboo7777 at 6:47 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

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