Summary: What is the Myth of Salvation? (once saved always saved) Lets see what Jesus had to say.

A myth of Salvation, Many are preaching once saved always saved, lets look closer at scripture and see what Jesus had to say. Mat 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. ENDU’RE, To bear; to sustain; to support without breaking or yielding to force or pressure. To bear; to brook; to suffer without resistance, or without yielding. To last; to continue in the same state without perishing; to remain; to abide. The myth of salvation is once saved always saved. The problem is that there are some who misinterpret scripture and fail to compare scripture with scripture, this is a common mistake. Some of the scriptures they misinterpret are the following;1Co 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. This verse tells us that God, with every temptation will make a way for our escape, but we must be willing to accept the alternate course that He has lined out for us. Remember that God gives us the power to change things in our lives but He never forces us to use that power. Rom 8:35 Who shall seperate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? The following, from verse 8:35, are conditions or state that we find ourselves in and not persons nor principalities or powers; {shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?} The same is also true of verse 8:39, height, nor depth, nor any other creature. The love of God for His creation (Man) will be and is everlasting. There is nothing, according to scripture that states God will ever hate His creation. When God calls something Good it is Good for eternity, but the state of it may be altered by outside influences but the original creation is still good. References; Gen 1:4, Gen 1:10, Gen 1:18, Gen 1:25, Gen 1:27, [God created man in his own image], Remember that God cannot hate His own Image.

Rom 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to seperate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. The preceding passages indicate that there is no one or thing that can what? 1. seperate us from the love of Christ and 2. seperate us from the love of God. If we look closer at John 3:16, we find that God

loved the world even thou the world was and had become unrighteous, True? So then the unrighteous world that He loved was lost. In verses Romans 8:35 and 8:39 are not stating that the people that God loves will be saved forever they express that their love for the creation cannot be separated by any means. Lets look again at 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. The wording [should not perish] here indicates that there are no reasons why a person should be lost but it doesn’t state that they wont be lost. The word endure occurs more than once indicating an importance that we must address and understand. Lets read the following verses; James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Mat 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. This verse is speaking of endurance or should we say lack of endurance from the Christians in the end days. God states that He will shorten the days so that the very elect (Christians) will not be lost.

Luke 13:23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. Luke 8. Strive to enter in at the strait gate. What does the word strive mean? To make efforts; to use exertions; to endeavor with earnestness; to labor hard; applicable to exertions of body or mind.

To contend; to contest; to struggle in opposition to another; to be in contention or dispute; followed by against or with before the person or thing opposed; as, strive against temptation; strive for the truth. Still not convinced? Lets look at the Book of Revelations,

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