God's 10 Commandments are the complete definition of love
The Salvation Equation
A (Your Part) + B (God’s Part) = C (Eternal Life)
10. Can You Lose Your Salvation / OSAS
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Uggh, here’s another satanically-inspired, false, salvation doctrine found among some Church denominations today … “Once you are saved, you’re saved forever! You cannot lose your salvation.” It’s more popularly known as “Once saved, always saved (O.S.A.S)” Are you kidding me? Dumb, dumb, dumb.
Just one verse of Scripture, alone, exposes this doctrine as a lie. Here’s Peter:
“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 commandments 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” (II Peter 2:20-22)
Please understand the “KNOWLEDGE of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” is the “WAY of righteousness”, which is to keep the 10 Love Commandments. Everything Jesus Christ taught mankind to DO and NOT to DO to obtain eternal life (every parable, every story, & every direct teaching) was centered on the 10 Love Commandments. Consequently, the people Peter is talking about are folks who have chosen to DO part “A” in the Salvation Equation for awhile, but then later decide to NOT DO part “A”. And he says these people’s end (or Judgment) will be worse than had they never chosen to live righteously for awhile during their life! Wow, scary.
So, did Peter believe there was something a person could do “once” in their life, and then be eternally secure of salvation (eternal life)? Of course not! This “once saved, always saved” doctrine comes from a church world that does NOT know the truth about salvation. Unfortunately, they do NOT know the Salvation Equation. To be specific, these people believe what YOU must DO to obtain eternal life is hear about Jesus’ story and then simply confess with your mouth that it is so! Once you DO this, you are guaranteed to make heaven.
And how do they defend their false doctrine? They simply point out all the salvation verses in the Bible that refer to term “B” in the Salvation Equation, which clearly reveal the work Jesus did for mankind’s salvation (namely, making forgiveness for sins available) is eternally secure for ALL mankind! But what do they leave out? The salvation verses referring to TERM “A”!!! They never want to mention those verses! It’s very sad to watch them do this, but that’s what they do. If you get a chance, please point these confused people to this website. I’ll leave you with a passage of Scripture from Ezekiel proving term “A” is what people must CONTINUALLY do to obtain eternally life, and if they ever stop doing it, they will perish!
“But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die” (Ezekiel 18:24)
Are You Saved?
In light of the Salvation Equation’s truth, do you now recognize the ambiguity behind this ubiquitous church question … “Are you saved?” What in the world are they asking? If they’re talking about term “B” (what Jesus did to make “forgiveness of sins” available for our salvation) of course we are! Everyone in the world is saved in that regard, whether they know about Jesus’ story or not. Do you understand? Your knowledge of Jesus’ story, your belief in his story, or lack of belief in his story, can NOT change the fact that “forgiveness of sins” is available to you. In other words, God’s part in salvation is secure! It is an unchangeable fact! So, if a person is referring to term “B” in the Salvation Equation when asking the question “Are you saved?” the answer is ALWAYS, “Yes!” It’s actually an idiotic question in that regard.
Now, if the person is referring to term “A” in the Salvation Equation when asking “Are you saved?” the correct answer should be … “Well, (ma’am or sir), I’m actively working on that day by day, hour by hour, and second by second, by always striving to live a repentant lifestyle by keeping God’s 10 Love Commandments. Hopefully, God will accept me into His Kingdom on that last and final day. Thanks for asking, though.” Do you see the humility in that answer? Do you see this person TRULY knows what THEY MUST DO to obtain salvation (eternal life)? How smart. How wise! How repentant!
But we all know what a modern day churchgoer is getting at with this “Are you saved?” question, don’t we? It stems from incorrect salvational doctrine! They believe what a person MUST DO to obtain eternal life is learn about term “B” (what Jesus did) and then “believe that story” in their heart to be true. If you do this, they think, that is ALL you have to do to obtain eternal life. That belief usually accompanies a trip to a church altar somewhere, followed by a few prayerful words. Then, that’s it! You’re saved forever! That, my friend, is probably Satan’s most damnable lie he tells in today’s church world! I urge you to expose this lie every chance you get, pointing people to this website if you must. Let’s help our brothers and sisters learn the TRUTH about salvation, giving them an honest chance at obtaining eternal life. And let’s give the devil a black eye!