The essence of this may be viewed accordingly - you can live however you want once you are saved, since
your works didn’t save you then your works can’t cause you to lose your salvation. I’ve found that the main reason
people believe what they want to believe is because they look for a doctrine that fits their level of obedience to God.
Finally, if one has not attained the ability to walk a holy walk, if one has not found deliverance from certain sinful
lifestyles, it often is traced back to their refusal to accept the power that comes with the baptism in the Holy Spirit.
Though the doctrine of perseverance, which is the theological name for unconditional salvation may have
been thought out by someone who was sincere, sincerity is no guarantee against error. Muslims are sincere.
Buddhists are sincere. Even Catholics, who embrace a form of eternal security without saying as much, are often
The great danger of eternal security teaching is that it leads people to think that they are saved when in fact
they are not. James said, “Show me your faith without your works, and I’ll show you my faith by my works.” Faith
will have works with it that prove that faith is genuine. The epistle of I John says in summary, “This is how you
The following study is not necessarily the most uplifting and encouraging material. It can strike fear in the
heart of anyone who is unsettled and unsure of their faith. If you find yourself becoming unsettled as you consider
the following facts, you may need to either take inventory of your own personal faith to see if you are indeed a child
of God, or you may need to take the time to grow in the grace of God through faith and feed your soul upon the
riches of His grace.
Some have said that it is legalistic to say that improper or ungodly fruit will lead to a loss of the assurance of
eternal life. That comes from a lack of understanding of legalism. We are saved by grace through faith. It is a faith
that produces obedience and repentance. That obedience must be from a heart faith in both God's mercy through
the Messiah, and it also must be from a heart to live with Jesus as Lord. A repentanceless Christianity is an
abomination to the call to holiness by faith. Jesus has not saved us to sin, but from sin. Legalism merely attempts to obey
God without the power of faith and the Spirit. It is a life religion without the power of grace.
Scriptures that expose the fallacy of "unconditional" eternal security from www.truthablaze.com
From the gospels
Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is
thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
-note that Christ is speaking to His disciples here, not the world.
Matthew 5:29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one
of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 5:30 And if thy right hand offend
thee, cut if off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that
thy whole body should be cast into hell.
-now we know that we are saved by grace and not works, but conduct plays a part in our eternal destination.
Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that
doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven
-notice it's not enough merely to know that he is Lord (or even to call him that), but we must "do" the will of God.
Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 24:13 But he that shall endure
unto the end, the same shall be saved
-note that sin/iniquity will cause many to lose their love (just like the church at Ephesus in Rev.chpt2) Also note
that it's not how you start the race, but how you finish!
Matthew 25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of
-this is an interesting parable of the Lord reckoning with "his servants". It is a fearful thing for those who have
produced no fruit for the kingdom of God
Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man,
which built his house upon a rock: 7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat
upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of
mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 7:27 And the
rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the
fall of it
-It's important to note here, that both of these individuals heard the word, but only the one who obeys the commands
of God can know that he is resting on the rock!
Luke 8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root,
which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away
-note that this person "heard the word", "received the word (with joy)", "believed for a while", but ultimately "fell
away". So we see that it is possible to begin the race, but not finish.
Luke 9:25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
-it is interesting that Christ used the term "cast away"- this term is used by the apostle Paul in I Cor. as well, and
refers to the special punishment of an apostate believer.
Luke 9:62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the
kingdom of God.
-self-explanatory verse indeed. Let us not be as Lot's wife, who should have escaped destruction but looked back.
Luke 12:41 Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all? 12:42 And the Lord
said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them
their portion of meat in due season? 12:43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so
doing. 12:44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. 12:45 But and if that servant
say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and
drink, and to be drunken; 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. 12:47
And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be
beaten with many stripes. 12:48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with
few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed
much, of him they will ask the more.
-A few things I would like to draw your attention to. First, this is a "servant" looking for "his LORD". Next notice
the statement he makes "my Lord delayeth his coming". This would not be applicable to an unbeliever, as we know
they are not looking for the return of Christ. Note that he also begins to live an immoral lifestyle as a result of his
judgement that his Lord "delayeth his coming". If he were an unbeliever, he would already be committing these
types of sins, not just then entering into them. Maybe most importantly, note that this "evil servant" is given his
portion with "the unbelievers" (note it doesn't say with the other unbelievers). The fact that Christ makes this
dichotomy, speaks volumes to the fact that this individual was indeed a believer. Also supporting this view, is the
fact that Christ further states that a person who "knows the LORD's will" and doesn't do it, is in worse shape than
the one who "knew not" the LORD's will!
Also from the gospel of John:
John 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he
taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 15:3 Now ye are
clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear
fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the
branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into
the fire, and they are burned. 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it
shall be done unto you. 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. 15:9
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye
shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
This parable emphatically renounces the doctrine of o.s.a.s. Note in verse 2 that the branches "IN HIM" that do not
bear fruit will be taken away. Notice in verse 6, if a man does not "ABIDE" (or remain/continue) in Christ he is cast
forth "withered" (indicating it used to be alive) and cast into the fire.
Look at the parable of the prodigal son.
Luke 15:11 And he said, A certain man had two sons: 15:12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give
me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. 15:13 And not many days after the
younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with
riotous living. 15:14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in
want. 15:15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed
swine. 15:16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto
him. 15:17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and
to spare, and I perish with hunger! 15:18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned
against heaven, and before thee, 15:19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired
servants. 15:20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and
had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. 15:21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have
sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. 15:22 But the father said to
his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: 15:23
And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: 15:24 For this my son was dead, and is alive
again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. 15:25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he
came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing. 15:26 And he called one of the servants, and asked
what these things meant. 15:27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf,
because he hath received him safe and sound. 15:28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his
father out, and intreated him. 15:29 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither
transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my
friends: 15:30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed
for him the fatted calf. 15:31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. 15:32
It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost,
and is found.
Just a few quick notes about this parable. Note both of these were SONS (verse 11). Note also that in verse 24 that
the son was dead and is alive "AGAIN" (implying he was alive to begin with!) Verse 32 also echoes this thought.
Remember Ephesians 2 refers to the time when we were "dead in trespasses and sins" and Jude speaks of those
more warnings from Acts and the epistles
Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must
through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
-the early church knew it was important to CONTINUE in the faith. They didn't merely hold an evangelistic crusade,
and send the folks on their way with an easy-believism message, they CONFIRMED the souls of the disciples and
exhorted them to "CONTINUE IN THE FAITH". (Doesn't this sound so contrary to the watered-down gospel we
hear preached in today's pulpits?)
Romans 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but
fear: 11:21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. 11:22 Behold therefore
the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his
goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
-note first off Paul proclaims that we stand "by faith". Also he states that we shouldn't be cavalier about the matter,
but rather take heed. Of special emphasis is verse 22 which states we will be "cut off" if we don't CONTINUE in
********BEFORE WE ENTER THE NEXT PHASE OF THE STUDY*****KEEP IN MIND WHO IS BEING
ADDRESSED. In the example of I Corinthians, the letter is addressed to ****
I Corinthians 1:2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to
be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours
I Cor 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple
-this couldn't apply to unbelievers, as their bodies do not contain the precious Holy Spirit in their temple.
I Cor 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither
fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 6:10 Nor thieves,
nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
-remember the letter is addressed to believers, and yet why all the warnings if there were/are no consequences.
I Cor 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to
others, I myself should be a castaway.
-what a frightening concept. Even the great apostle Paul knew of the possibility of falling away. Modern translations
of the bible have watered down this verse, and most liberal commentaries state that Paul was only speaking of
rewards being lost. But notice the pronouns I, my body, it, I, I, myself. Note also Paul uses the term "castaway"
(same greek word used for reprobate in other places). Remember earlier in the gospels, Jesus had warned about man
losing his soul or becoming cast away.
I Cor 10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud,
and all passed through the sea; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 10:3 And did all
eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that
followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were
overthrown in the wilderness. 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil
things, as they also lusted. 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down
to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell
in one day three and twenty thousand. 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were
destroyed of serpents. 10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the
destroyer. 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition,
upon whom the ends of the world are come. 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
Now stick with me here. Jesus said "in the mouth of two or three witnesses, let every word be established". Here
we have the "wilderness wanderers" as I call them. To the best of my knowledge, I know they are referred to at least
3 times in the new testament as an example for believers NOT to follow. (I Cor, Hebrews, Jude). Chapter 10 is a
continuation of the warning Paul gave in chapter 9:27 (note chapter 10 begins with "moreover"indicating a
continuation of thought). The wilderness wanderers are a type or foreshadowing, if you will, of the Christian life.
First we leave the "Egyptian bondage" of sin. Remember Ephesians 2 refers to the time when we were "dead in
trespasses and sins". Then we have the baptism experience that they had. Remember they passed through the cloud
and the sea. We are baptized with water and the Holy Ghost. Jesus said that those that believe in Him would have
"living waters" flowing from his innermost being. But they never made it to the promised land. We look for a city
"which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God" Notice in verse 11 that it says these things were written
for OUR EXAMPLE, and finally he says in verse 12 to take heed, because the possiblity of falling exists.
I Cor 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have
received, and wherein ye stand; 15:2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you,
unless ye have believed in vain
-We stand by faith, but if we do not keep in memory those things that we have learned, it is possible to "believe in
vain". There are a lot of those IF-THEN statements in the bible.
II Cor 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain
- refer to the commentary above.
II Cor 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves,
how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
Why do we need to examine ourselves, if it is a once-for-all done deal? Let us heed the warnings of scripture and
keep close watch on our eternal souls!
Galatians 2:17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ
the minister of sin? God forbid. 2:18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor
-the modern twist on justification by faith is a perversion of the gospel. Truly we are justified by faith, but that faith
is not a license to sin. For if we go back to our old way of life, we become a transgressor (one who breaks the laws
Galatians 5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from
-the possibility of falling from grace exists, and mere human good works are equally dangerous if trusted upon for
Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness,
lasciviousness, 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 5:21
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in
time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God
-remember this letter is written to Galatian believers (just like the Corinthians who received a similar warning). He
is emphatically renouncing the teaching that a person can live an immoral lifestyle, and float through the "pearly
Phil 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my
absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling
-again, this doesn't sound like the modern message of "everything's ok, once-saved-always-saved". We ought to give
the most earnest heed to the most important thing........our eternal destination!
Col. 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which
ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
-yet another of those IF-THEN statements of the bible....pretty self-explanatory again.
I Timothy 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. (KJV)
Here we see the importance of spiritual maturity when it comes time to appoint elders to the local assembly.
Timothy is warned that a recent convert should not be placed in a position of spiritual authority because his pride
could cause him to fall under the same judgement/condemnation of the devil. We know that the devil's judgement
is none other than the lake of fire. I'll post this in several translations, so you can really get the feel of this passage
from the Greek language:
I Timothy 3:6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as
the devil. (NIV)
I Timothy 3:6 and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred
by the devil.(NASB)
Again I will point to two things-#1 this person is a "convert" ( I must ask what have they been converted to? Is it
not Christianity?). #2 this person is in danger of falling under the same judgment of the devil.
I Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving
heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils
-you can't "depart" from the faith, if you're not "in the faith" to begin with right?
Power-Packed warnings from Hebrews
Many preachers and scholars would love to remove this book from the bible altogether. The reason for that is that
the book of Hebrews completely destroys the pillars of the o.s.a.s foundation, causing it to crumble. Often, those
who do accept the doctrine taught in Hebrews, dismiss the warnings given as being only for the Jews. The only
problem with that, is that they have no problem accepting the blessings given in the book (intercessory prayers of
Christ, supernatural faith, divine provision, access to the throne of grace, etc.). But if one aspect of the book is to
be applied to Christians, then so should the "whole counsel" of the book. That being said.....let's take a look.
Hebrews 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the
rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end
-yet another IF THEN statement, showing the necessity of overcoming, perservering faith in the Christian life.
Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living
God. 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the
deceitfulness of sin
-here we see that not only must we take heed, but that sin, can adversely affect our faith. It is also worthy of note
that the phrase "departing from the living God" is used. Just as I Timothy 4 stated, it is possible to depart from Him.
He said he would never leave or forsake us, but we are creatures of free will and must make the decision whom we
Hebrews 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
3:15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. 3:16 For some,
when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. 3:17 But with whom was he
grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? 3:18 And to whom
sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? 3:19 So we see that they could not
enter in because of unbelief.
-remember earlier in I Corinthians, we were introduced to the "wilderness wanderers" who are our example NOT
to follow. Verse 14 starts out with one of those IF-THEN statements demanding overcoming faith. Again, it is noted
that SIN has an adverse affect on our faith. And remember we are saved by grace THROUGH FAITH. And that we
stand "by faith".
Hebrews 4:1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to
come short of it
-again we see we should not be cavalier about our eternal destination, but have a godly fear.
NOW FOR THE AGE-OLD DILEMMA
Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were
made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God
afresh, and put him to an open shame. 6:7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and
bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: 6:8 But that which beareth
thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned
-Now I want to tread very lightly here, and be careful not to add-to or take-away from what the text says. But let me
say this. It is apparent that this is speaking of a BELIEVER!!! Notice he is "once elightened", "tasted of the heavenly
gift" (the greek word for taste is the same one used when an earlier text stated Christ tasted death for every man!),
" were made partakers of the Holy Ghost" (you cannot partake of the Holy Ghost by merely attending church, taking
communion, being baptized, participating in rituals. You are only a partaker of Him, when He is in you!), he has
"tasted" the good word of God, and finally enjoyed the "powers of the world to come" (It would be impossible for
an unbeliever to be granted this priviledge by God! I don't know of too many unbeliever/sinners who have enjoyed
the powers of the world to come!)
Also, I would like to add that is not for us, as Christians to say when a person has "fallen away" to such a place. We
should defer all judgement unto the Son. The phrasing here of falling away, doesn't seem to imply simply a mistake
made by a believer, for truly no one is without sin. Forgiveness is the priviledge of every born-again believer
according to I John 1:9. This seems like a much more serious offence of turning one's back on God altogether. But
having said that, I don't want to diminish at all what the Holy Ghost is saying in this passage.
Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no
more sacrifice for sins, 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour
the adversaries. 10:28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 10:29 Of how
much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and
hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto
the Spirit of grace? 10:30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith
the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living
-now right out of the gate, the myth that all of our past, present, future sins are already forgiven is shattered. (v.26)
Next notice that is is a far worse punishment for the one who hath counted the blood werewith he was SANCTIFIED
(impossible that this could refer to anyone but a believer) than for the one who had never known the way of truth.
Verse 30 is clear.....he will judge HIS PEOPLE. We would do well not to water-down the fear of God (which
scripture says is "the beginning of wisdom").
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: 12:15 Looking
diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby
many be defiled; 12:16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold
his birthright. 12:17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected:
for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears
-the absolute need for holiness is exemplified here- without it NO MAN (including a believer) will see the LORD.
Verse 15 speaks of the dangers of "failing" of the grace of God. The old testament example of Esau is applied here.
Remember Jesus asked, what would a man give in exchange for his soul?
James 2:14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save
him? 2:15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 2:16 And one of you say unto them, Depart
in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body;
what doth it profit? 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou
hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 2:19
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 2:20 But wilt thou know,
O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
-James asks a simple, but powerful question. Does merely believing without action bring about salvation? An
interesting plumb line is established. If you merely believe, but do not obey the word of God, there is no difference
between that and what the devils do. Harsh language indeed, but the truth will make us free. Verse 20 states that
type of faith is not a living/saving faith, but a dead one!
James 5:19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 5:20 Let him know, that he which
converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
-note it is written to the "brethren" who have "erred from the truth" (how can you err from the truth if you were not
previously established in the truth?). Such a person is in danger of having his soul (same greek word used for spirit)
die! Very scary indeed.
I Peter 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
-note that we are kept through faith and we've already learned about living and dead faith
I Peter 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 1:16 Because it
is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 1:17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth
according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear
-If we're going to see the Lord, we're going to have to be holy, as he has commanded us. We're also not supposed
to spend our time here in a state of ease. Remember the warning "woe to them who are at ease in Zion"?
I Peter 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall
the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the
ungodly and the sinner appear?
-Remember in Hebrews, it says the Lord will judge his people. Powerful imagery is used here with words like
II Peter 1:9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged
from his old sins. 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if
ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
-Peter is admonishing those who have forgotten that they were "purged" from their old sins. Verse 10 tells us what
our attitude toward eternity should be......give diligence-not slothfulness to our eternal calling and election. The good
news is, if we do those things, he says we shall never fall.
II Peter 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man
is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world
through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the
latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way
of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 2:22 But
it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that
was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
-any time liberty is preached as a license to sin, corruption is the end result. This warning echoes that of Hebrews
chapters 6 & 10. Note the person had "escaped the pollutions of the world" and "turned from the holy
commandment". There would be no need to emphasize that they RETURNED to their lifestyle, unless they had
escaped it through Jesus earlier! From WASHED to wallowing in the mire. What a horrific image!
II Peter 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in
peace, without spot, and blameless. 3:15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our
beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 3:16 As also in all his
epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are
unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 3:17 Ye therefore,
beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall
from your own stedfastness. 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
-we are supposed to be diligent and not slothful when it comes to personal holiness. It is interesting to note that false
teachers would "wrest (or twist)" the writings of Paul to their own destruction. Also we must be on guard of "falling"
from our steadfastness, which could lead to spiritual destruction.
I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all
unrighteousness. -Yet another IF-THEN statement of the bible. Of course, what is the implication there if you don't
confess ? ? ?
Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation,
ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus
Christ. 1:5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the
people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
-the doctrine of o.s.a.s is exactly what verse 4 describes..."turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness". Now
look at verse 5, and you have yet another reference to the "wilderness wanderers", who started out well, but never
made it to the promised land!
Jude 1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear:
clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked
up by the roots; 1:13Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved
the blackness of darkness for ever
-it is noteworthy that they are "clouds without water" whose "fruit withereth" (implying it had borne fruit at one
time) , and was "twice dead" (remember the prodigal son) . Such an individual is referred to as a "wandering star"
destined for blackness of darkness!
Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will
come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent
-note that these people had "fallen" and needed to do the "first works" or else their candlestick would be removed.
Revelation 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou
shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. 3:4 Thou
hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for
they are worthy. 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name
out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels
-this group had heard and received the LORD, but if they didn't repent they would be in danger of possibly missing
out on the rapture, or even worse having their name blotted out of the book of life.
Revelation 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
-again he is talking to the CHURCH (which is not a building but the people), and they are warned that they will be
spewed out of His mouth if they don't repent. (sidenote: How could they be spued/vomited out, if they were not 'in
Christ' to begin with?
Revelation 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away
his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book
-again this possiblity of being taken out of the book of life is presented by the LORD. Why would He even mention
it, if it were not a possibility. And how could it be taken/blotted out, if it were not in there to start with? Here's
another verse to confirm this.
Exodus 32:32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou
hast written. 32:33 And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my
-there we have in the mouth of two or three witnesses, that this is a possibility, and we MUST take heed!
FINAL DIRE WARNINGS FROM EZEKIEL
Ezekiel 3:20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a
stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his
righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Ezekiel 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the
father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the
wicked shall be upon him.
Ezekiel 18:24 But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth
according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done
shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he
die. 18:25 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not
your ways unequal? 18:26 When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity,
and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die
Ezekiel 33:12Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous
shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby
in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the
day that he sinneth. 33:13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own
righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath
committed, he shall die for it.
Ezekiel 33:17 Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not
equal. 33:18 When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.
33:19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.
I think these verses speak for themselves. Again, this is not an exhaustive study on the issue, but hopefully you can
see there is a volume of evidence to prove o.s.a.s to be a false doctrine that may cause many people to go to
hell/outer darkness. It is for this reason that we stand boldly against this heretical teaching.
Teaching that exposes the error of eternal security
Refuting "Once Saved Always Saved"
Confessing Jesus or Denying the Lord Jesus Christ is the "saved / not saved" main issue. It is something THAT WE
DO, based on our beliefs. People who argue for OSAS will often say,
"There's nothing you can DO to become saved, or it will be works. Therefore, there is nothing you can DO to
become unsaved, you can't GAIN or LOSE salvation based on what you do."
Well, the first premise is wrong, because to be saved, one has to DO quite a lot; first be willing to hear the message,
second, believe it in faith, third, repent of your sins, and fourth, confess that you believe God rose Jesus from the
dead, and fifth, continue in the faith. And the act a person takes that leads to salvation is the opposite act one takes
as a result of falling away from the faith. Confession or Denial of Jesus!
The other common thing people who belive OSAS often say in the debate is,
"How much or which sin would actually cause one to be unsaved? If we can lose salvation, where do we draw the
line? or How much sin can I get away with?"
Again, it seems they forget the key issue, belief in Jesus and confession of Him.
2 Timothy 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
2 Timothy 2:13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
Matthew 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which
is in heaven.
Matthew 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Luke 12:8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess
before the angels of God:
Luke 12:9 But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.
Revelation 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out
of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
Exodus 32:33 And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.
Psalm 69:28, Deuteronomy 29:20
Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation,
ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus
Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in
the day of judgment.
The ACT of confessing Jesus is not only important to salvation, but also for determining who goes to heaven in the
Rom 10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend
into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath
raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Rom 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto
Rev 3:8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little
strength, and hast kept my
word, and hast not denied my name.
Rev 3:10 Because you have kept my word of patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial which is
coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell upon the earth.
Some scholars have tried to deny that Matthew 10:32 applies to them, saying it's for the Jews, or people of a
different dispensation. However, this same theme is found, as quoted above, in the Epistles: Timothy, Romans,
Jude. It's found in Revelation. It's found in the Old Testament. It's a theme of the entire Bible!
The process of falling away, and changing one's beliefs, which eventually can lead a person to deny Jesus, is
described in many verses.
Given all of the ways to fall away from the faith, the Bible tells us to examine ourselves, and work out our salvation
with fear. Sometimes religious people who may believe OSAS become very offended if you preach to them
anything that might question their salvation. They say, "How dare you!". Well, I dare because scripture commands
us to question our salvation.
2 Cor 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves.
Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much
more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
1 Peter 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these
things, ye shall never fall:
Next is a list of the things lead to falling away from the faith and belief in Jesus.
Falling away & being rejected by God, can be the result of (each verse quoted in full below):
for lack of knowledge & rejected knowledge Hosea 4:6
that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not Matt 7:24-27
hearers only, deceiving your own selves James 1:22
beareth not fruit & abide not in me John 15:2,6
not a doer & forgetteth what manner of man he was James 1:22-24
faith without works is dead Jam 2:17-26
he that lacketh & hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins 2 Peter 1:9
unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures 2 Peter 3:16
err from the truth James 5:19-20
lust, and enticed James 1:13-16
the love of money 1 Timothy 6:10
be a friend of the world James 4:4
the pollutions of the world & again entangled therein & turned to his own vomit again 2 Peter 2:20-22
the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word Matt 13:22
have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away Luke 8:13
tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended Matt 13:21
be without chastisement Hebrews 12:6-8
servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death Romans 6:16
being led away with the error of the wicked 2 Peter 3:17
seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils 1 Timothy 4:1
an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. Hebrews 3:12-15
sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth Hebrews 10:26
having put away concerning faith & blaspheme 1 Timothy 1:18-20:
counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing Hebrews 10:29
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject
thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which
built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for
it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which
built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great
was the fall of it.
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
John 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every [branch] thatbeareth fruit, he purgeth
it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
John 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast
[them] into the fire, and they are burned.
Jam 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Jam 2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will
shew thee my faith by my works.
Jam 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
Jam 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
Jam 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
Jam 2:22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
Jam 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for
righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
Jam 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
Jam 2:25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and
had sent [them] out another way?
James 2:26 "For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also."
2 Peter 1:1-10
1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us
through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the
knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the
divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the
knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his
10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things,
ye shall never fall:
2 Peter 3:
14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without
spot, and blameless.
15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to
the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood,
which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;
20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and
shall hide a multitude of sins.
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth
he any man:
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from
the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?
whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
2 Peter 2:
20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus
Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to
turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the
sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the
deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also
beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
Luke 8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root,
which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and
catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth
21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the
word, by and by he is offended.
6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey;
whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
2 Peter 3:17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the
error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and
for ever. Amen.
1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving
heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of
14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
1 Timothy 1:18-20:
18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou
by them mightest war a good warfare;
19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son
of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done
despite unto the Spirit of grace?
The person who believes OSAS often will look at all the evidence above and conclude that if a person "falls away"
he was never really saved to begin with. I'm sorry, the Bible never says, "he who falls away was never really saved
to begin with". All the messages and exhortations and warnings about falling away are written to believers.
The need to CONTINUE & ENDURE
Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
21 And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to
Iconium, and Antioch,
22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much
tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
1 Timothy 4:
15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself,
and them that hear thee.
13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if
thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good
olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits;
that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye
have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
Paul Preached He, Himself, might not be saved!
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible
crown; but we an incorruptible.
26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others,
I myself should be a castaway.
8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for
whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith
of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made
conformable unto his death;
11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that
for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are
behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Six words that KILL OSAS. "I go, sir: and went not" vs. "he repented, and went"
There is a story of a man who makes a verbal declaration of obedience, but ends up disobeying.
28 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my
29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.
30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I
say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
Thus, a single one-time declaration of obdeince does not guarantee salvation!
If a person falls away from his rightousness then he shall die
20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear
the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall
be upon him.
21 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which
is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
22 All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that
he hath done he shall live.
23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from
his ways, and live?
24 But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to
all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be
mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.
25 Yet ye say, The way of the LORD is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your
26 When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his
iniquity that he hath done shall he die.
27 Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which
is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
28 Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live,
he shall not die.
29 Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the LORD is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are
not your ways unequal?
30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and
turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new
spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live
Jhn 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he
hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Mar 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the
foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
3 And this will we do, if God permit.
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made
partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come *1,
6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God
afresh, and put him to an open shame.
7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom
it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.
9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in
that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
(*1) Does "the world to come" refer to the post millennium rebellion?
8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them
together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city:
and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of
25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to
desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your
28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man?
and then he will spoil his house.
30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy
against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against
the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
1 John 5:16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for
them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
Mat 25:29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall
be taken away even that which he hath.
1 Kings 8:39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according
to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;)
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
1 John 1
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
Luk 15:7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety
and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
Heb 3:14 - "We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the END the confidence we had at first.
John 12:36 - "Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may BECOME sons of light."
1 CO 9:24 - "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? RUN in such a way
as to get the prize."
2 Titus 4:7 - "I have fought the good fight, I have FINISHED THE RACE, I have kept the faith."
Heb 12:1 - "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that
hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and LET US RUN with perseverance the race marked out for us."
Phil 3:14 - "I PRESS ON toward the goal to win the prize"
REV 2:26 - "To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations
REV 3:21 - "To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne".
Jeremiah 8:20 The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.
Scriptures used to try and support OSAS & Eternal Security, yet do not refute, in any way the truths presented above.
Rom 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and
the end everlasting life.
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Proverbs 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from
1 John 3:
5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is
born of God.
1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
2 Timothy 2:11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:
2 Timothy 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
2 Timothy 2:13 "If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself."
1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who
will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that
ye may be able to bear it.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should
not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath
everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
John 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but
should raise it up again at the last day.
40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have
everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the
bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you
John 17:2 "As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Jude 24 "Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of
His glory with exceeding joy"
2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I
have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
1 Peter 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Rom 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be
28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according
to [his] purpose.
29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be
the firstborn among many brethren.
30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom
he justified, them he also glorified.
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us
33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand
of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or
nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor
things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ
Jesus our Lord.
Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until
the day of Jesus Christ.
2 Thessalonians 3
3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.
4 And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is,
and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through
the blood of the EVERLASTING COVENANT,
21 MAKE you perfect in every good work to do his will, WORKING in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight,
THROUGH Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.Let's remember to humble ourselves knowing
it is only God's Grace who saves man.
Hebrews 10:14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
Gen 15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able
to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. Gen 15:6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted
it to him for righteousness.
Rom 3:22 Even the righteousness of God [which is] by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe:
for there is no difference:
Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God
Gal 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus
Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
Gal 3:2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Gal 3:3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
Gal 3:4 Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if [it be] yet in vain.
Gal 3:5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, [doeth he it] by the works
of the law, or by the hearing of faith?