In Hebrews 13:5 it says, "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." and in Revelation 3:20 it says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." So anotherwords, once you let Jesus into the door to your heart he never leaves. As it states in Hebrews Jesus never leaves once you let Him in. Once you let Jesus into the door to your heart you cannot throw him back out. You can throw Him in the closet but you cannot throw Him out the door.
No. We are to know subjectively that we will not be rejected at the end yet there are objective warnings that we can be rejected forensically from heaven. Our status is secret at one's death and public on the last day hence to know u are saved today is not understanding the aspect and context of the writer in the epistles from the ancient vernacular Koine forward to the English sadly not done today.
For example the recipients of John were expected to have a saving faith effected through repentance from Matt./Mk./Lk. and also the recipients of the epistles were expected to have the same faith effected through repentance. To place ourselves into their saved shoes instead of placing ourselves into the recipients of Matthew's gospel most likely falls under IIThess.2:11, 12.
Paul knew subjectively and objectively that he was going to receive the prize; however what he also understood is that the final verdict will be pronounced at the end. Note when Paul was martyred in 66 A.D., he awoke in heaven awaiting and still waiting for that verdict. For us to know we are eternally saved usurped God's forensic judgment and not good.
Scriptural Answer: NOHebrews 10:26-29New International Version (NIV)
26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. 28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?
No. While the Bible DOES say:"...Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will get saved..."(Acts 16:31,33,34)(John 3:16), it's important to compare other scriptures to get a complete picture. Even the demons 'believe' , but that isn't going to save them (James 2:19).
The Bible indicates that belief is important, but much more is needed. Matthew 24:13 says:"...the one who stands firmto the end will be saved."(NIV) We need to Prove ourselves faithful even to death, to get that crown of life.(Revelation 2:10-11)
Though learning and believing in Christ is a life altering experience, it is definitely possible for one who has been in a saved state, to fall away(Hebrews 6:4-6)(Hebrews 10:26-27). Christians need to constantly seek God's righteousness, meekness...seek God's will and be DOING it if we hope to earn the right to live forever(Zephaniah 2:2-3) It's not going to be an easy thing, being saved at the end of God's judgment. We have to earn it. We have to exert ourselves vigorously to get in through the narrow door...that many will seek to get in but will not be able(Luke 13:24)(Matthew 7:13-14). The Apostle Paul said even HE did not feel like he was automatically approved(Philippians 3:12-16)saying: 'I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.' (1 Corinthians 9:24-27 NASB) This involves putting up a hard fight to continually DO God's will (Matthew 7:21-23)(James 1:22) and then stay faithful to it(Jude 3)(John 15:2, 6) . We must 'choose life'...and stick with it, just as the Israelites had to, if they wanted to inherit the Promised Land(Deuteronomy 30:18-20) .
No, we do not. We know that a person must always be living for and serving God to be saved. For instance, someone can be living exactly how God wants them to be for a long time, but then they might go out and sin and never come back to the ways of God. Then they would not be saved anymore. You must always have a refreshing of the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) in your life to be totally confident that you are saved.
I am not an Anglican but I share the same platform with them as a protestant. It depends with individuals. There are people who get saved and remain thus while others become wolves in sheep,s clothe. Yet, they claim they are saved. However, there is no criteria here on earth to know who is fully saved until the day we shall meet our maker.
I am an Episcopalian or Anglican and we believe that Jesus saved us when he died and was resurrected. We do not believe, as the Baptists and other evangelicals, that you have to be reborn to be accepted into His kingdom. The Anglican Church is the 3rd major branch of Catholicism-we act as a bridge between the Protestants and the Roman & Orthodox. We celebrate all 7 sacraments like the Romans and the Orthodox but mainline Protestants only recognize Holy Baptism & Holy Communion.
Mark 3:29 states that "... whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin" This would preclude any future saving after the blasphemy, by any agency.
Christians seem to agree on this: “If you end up in heaven, you have been saved.” The process of how we end up in heaven brings with it controversy. In John 3:16, we encounter the God who loved, gave, and saved. He assures us that His intent is not condemnation but salvation (verse 17). He repeats this promise of salvation, followed by a stern warning in John 3:18: “Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” But what is the fate of those who believed and then afterward rejected salvation?
The people in your pews face this question from their Calvinist friends. Many may know that we believe people can abandon their salvation, but they may not know how to respond with Scripture. This article provides the theological basis for our belief concerning eternal security and also ways you can help your people respond to those who challenge their beliefs.
www. ag .org
For the answer to this, please visit www.umc.org/our faith.
baptist believe once saved always saved where as freewill baptist do not believe this. I am freewill baptist i hope this answer helps you :)
They believe once saved always saved and you cannot lose your salvation once you are born again by the Holy Spirit. This is based on the scriptures. See John 10:27 through verse 30.
People sin even when they are saved. Every is human and has The fleshly desires still in them... But with God's Help u can break free from the Flesh.
Calvin broke away from Luther because Luther did not believe in 'once saved always saved'.All sins are forgiven, Yesterday, today and the future..
No, they are not alike. Assembly of God is a Pentecostal denomination. The Nazarene Church is a breakoff of the Pentecostals, but their beliefs are somewhat different. They do not list themselves as Pentecostals and do not fall under that umbrella. They are a denominational church in their own right, not affiliated with any other church. Some smaller churches have formed from the Nazarene denomination, such as the Wesleyans. Their main belief that differs from other Christian Churchs (Pentecostal) is the belief you can lose your salvation once you are saved. They do not believe in eternal security. They also believe you can reach santification here on earth, not just after you die.. The Pentecostal Church does not teach either of these beliefs, but many Pentecostal Churchs believe in speaking in tongues as a sign you are saved. The Nazarene Church does not believe in this, nor does it encourage the congregation to speak in tongues. Those are the main differences between the two churches. edit by j54gonzalez: I believe you are mistaken about Pentecostal's and eternal security. I was raised Pentecostal and my grandfather is a Pentecostal minister, never have i heard that Pentecostal's believe you can't lose your salvation. If anything it was stressed that you could stray from God and lose your salvation, you can repent for what you have done but none the less you can stray from the "narrow path" if you will. I would like to know where the assumed "breakoff" from the Pentecostal church happened historically. From 1908 until 1915 the official name was "Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene". However, that name was dropped so as not to be confused with the nonbiblical extremes of the pentecostal movement that began with the revival on Azusa Street. Nazarenes are Wesleyan Armenians, who do not believe you can "lose" your salvation like I can lose my carkeys. However, I can become an apostate and after having been delivered from the sin that separates us from God only to return to it. We believe that salvation is based on a relationship with Christ, not a contractual agreement. RMD
Maybe because the Bible is the truth, and Mormonism is a cult.... I'd go with what the Bible says, not what a group of people believe.
Either because the specific people you are speaking of don't understand the difference between the two concepts, or because since they believe both are false, they both go in the same category.
Paul M. Landis has written: 'Once saved, always saved--truth or delusion?' -- subject(s): Assurance (Theology), Biblical teaching, Salvation
Frederick W. Claybrook has written: 'Once saved, always saved?' -- subject(s): Apostasy, Bible, Bible teaching, Christianity, Criticism, interpretation
It is mentioned once in Acts 16:31:They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household." (New International Version)
Mormons believe that God loved the world and gave His only Son, Jesus Christ to atone for the sins of the world. It is through that blood that men are saved. No amount of works done could be sufficient to save a man were it not for the atonement of Christ, as is told by Christ when denouncing those who thought the Law of Moses to be sufficient. However, Mormons do not believe in "once saved always saved" or the idea that believing in Christ will save them for all eternity. Mormons believe that it is by grace men are saved, after all they can do. True faith in Christ includes following his commandments and enduring till the end. Those who love Christ are saved by His atoning blood, and as stated by Christ "If ye love me, keep my commandments." There is quite a difference between "salvation" and "exaltation".
i have no clue sorry