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Summary: Once Saved - Always Saved? This message exposes the answer to a question often debated by many believers. A-MUST-READ ! ! !

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ETERNAL SECURITY

TRUTH or FALSE?

The subject of "Eternal Salvation" came up around me this past week at work.

There’s seems to be great discussion of if there is such a thing.

And I thought it to be a much needful subject for now.

Well the question is, "What does the Bible say?"

I intend on using a variety of verses on this subject.

So I will not give one particular verse for my text as of yet. I want us to look at many.

CAN ONE LOSE HIS SALVATION?

Some say YES and some say NO.

In seeking for an answer one must look in the right place. "The Book"

Not only are we to look at the Bible, but at the entire Bible.

One to begin with would be Philippians 1:6

(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:

The apostle Paul here is trying to encourage the Philippians.

Paul was telling the Philippians that Jesus was capable of doing his part.

He was trying to build them up.

He wanted them to know that they had hope for their future.

Paul wanted the Philippians to know just this.

Christ will do his part.

I want to say , "If You Are Saved," Jesus said you would live with him forever!

"If You Are Saved."

Let us now look at another verse.

2nd Thessalonians 3:3

(3) But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.

I believe this!.

If God said it, he can do it.

I believe Philippians 1:6

(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:

Another great scripture of promise that I believe Jude 1:24

(24) Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

All Great scriptures!

All of which I believe!

They are all Great promises from God!

But are these promises unconditional ones?

THEY ARE A LOT OF PROMISES TO US WE CAN HAVE OR OWN, BUT ARE CONDITIONAL.

Owning your own car is conditional - miss a couple of payments and see what happens

Owning your own home is conditional - try not paying the taxes

Those not paying taxes are conditional - But I’m not quiet ready for "Resthaven Cemetery"

There are many promises that are ours, but most are conditional!

· Just because we are riding in a car today doesn’t mean we won’t be peddling a bike tomorrow

· Just because we have a piece of paper saying that we own our house it can be taken away

If we do not keep up our end these things can & will be taken away!

Salvation too is conditional!

If we look at the entire Bible, we will find that God will help us overcome the evil one.

But we must also do our part and "remain faithful until death" if we are to be saved.

1st Chronicles 28:9

(9) And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

Here, David was near the end of his life.


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