Once Saved, Always Saved?
A question frequently asked goes something like this, “Once we’re saved, are we always saved?” or “Can I lose my salvation?” It is the belief often referred to as once saved, always saved. So is that belief true? Once we accept Christ are we always saved or can we lose our salvation?
Yes, you can lose your salvation, or it’s more accurate to say that you can choose to give it up. Salvation is a choice and you can choose to walk away from God at any point.
The Bible is clear that our names are written in the Book of Life and that our names can be blotted out. Here is a short video that answers this question and provides multiple Bible verses to show that the belief of once saved, always saved is not biblical.
If you like this video by Greg, check out his YouTube channel, it’s called, Bible Flock Box. Check out his videos concerning his personal testimony as well. He’s had quite an interesting life.
Also, here is the link that Greg spoke about at the end of the video if you want to read and study more on this topic.
Here are some verses to help you with your personal study of this subject (they are in no particular order and this list does not include all verses on this subject – there are many more):
Galatians 5:4 (fallen from grace)
Exodus 32:31-33 (blot out of my book)
Revelation 3:5 (blot out his name)
Revelation 22:19 (take away his part out of the book of life)
Revelation 12:7-9 (one third of the angels lost their place in heaven)
1 Timothy 4:1 (depart from the faith)
Colossians 1:21-23 (continue in the faith)
Romans 11:20-22 (branches cut off)
Hebrews 10:26-27 (sin after truth)
Hebrews 6:4-6 (if they shall fall away)
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (a castaway)
1 Samuel 10:6, 9 (God gave him a new heart but he didn’t stay that way – 1 Samuel 15:11; 16:4; 28:6)
2 Peter 2:20-22 (Better not to have known)
Colossians 4:14; Philemon 24; 2 Timothy 4:10 (an example of a person walking away from Christ – Demas)
“Remember to read your BIBLE,
accept the TRUTH,
and be a LIGHT in this dark world.”