Once saved, always saved?
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.--James 2:26
The discussion on 'once saved always saved' has been removed. The primary purpose of this web siteis to spread the simple truth about Salvation. This site is here to tell HOW to be saved. I am not here to place judgement on mankind and decide who is saved.
I have not changed my position on the subject. It seems to me that 'Once saved always saved' is essentially rewriting the Bible to say:
I am the resurrection and the life. He who ONCE BELIEVED in me will live, even though he dies: and whoever lives and ONCE BELIEVED in me will never die.
You will inherit eternal life if you ONCE LOVED the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and mind; and, ONCE LOVED your neighbor as yourself.
I have to disagree with that because it perverts the Word of God and the main message that I am trying to share:
I am the resurrection and the life. He who BELIEVES in me will live, even though he dies: and whoever lives and BELIEVES in me will never die. --John 11: 25-26
You will inherit eternal life if you LOVE the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and mind; and, LOVE your neighbor as yourself.--Luke 10:27
If we love Jesus, then we obviously believe in him. What is involved with loving Jesus? He tells us exactly what it is to love him. "Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me..." John 14:21
'Once saved, always saved' really is irrelevant if you are truly seeking the will of God.
Updated on 3/14/2009:
2 Peter 2:20-22 confirms that once we are saved, we still have the free will to reject God and eternal life: "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. 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. 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."