God's Sword of Truth - The Word

Once Saved, Always Saved

By The Holy Spirit's Disciple, Raymond Laginess

"For there must be also heresies among you...." - I Co.11:19,... the Word states it well. For among us we have a false Baptist lie, "once saved, always saved." This lie was given by the devil to deceive man. Understand this well, a person is "Born Again" once, saved once in Christ. The scripture is clear on what happens to a person who back-slides, or returns to the world of flesh - "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." - II Peter 2:20-22.

We are sinners, we sin every day, but if we are of Christ, we confess our sins and try to over-come Satan the next time - "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." - 1 John 1:9. We are told, if we hold fast our faith in Christ, and are "over-comers" to the end, we shall be saved. Revelation 3 - "(3)Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. (21) To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. (22) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches."

Many say they believe in Christ, but they have no faith in Him. They speak great words with their mouth, but in their heart, they do not the things of faith. They do not live Christ in their daily walk. Their fruits do not show among the sinner and lost souls of the world. They have lost their salt, if they ever had any. If you can live in the world....act like one of the crowd....and they have no knowledge of you being a christian....and you are not warning them or rebuking them...., then you are one of them. "...and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." - John 3:36. You can not fellow-ship with anyone or any group that you can not agree with. "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." - Ephes.5:11.

In fact, only the Holy Spirit really knows who is saved in Christ, as it is the Holy Spirit who brings those to Christ who are His. No one knows the number of saved souls, only the Lord knows. All who are saved or are going to be, will be in heaven with the Lord. No one will be left behind, no one can stop those who belong to Christ from going to heaven.

If you knew your scripture you would find, by the Word, you CAN have your name taken out of the Book of Life.

When you are born your name is placed in the Book of Life, and at what point it could be removed, only the Lord knows. "He that overcometh, ....and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life," - Rev.3:5.

We can never get to heaven by what we say, no matter how good we think we are, but by the Word of the Lord only. Keep this in your heart - if you say you are in Christ and live Him not, you are a liar and ANATHEMA MARANATHA [meaning: accursed] - "If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha". - I Cor.16:22.

Do you want to believe a Baptist or the Word of God? Then keep this in mind, by the Word of God there are no Baptists in heaven. There will only be Christians who know the Lord and believe on Him. Baptists are not the only religion who have false angels of light, read the other articles on False Prophets and Last Day Religions and Cults.

"Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God". - Heb.3:12. "For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;" - Heb.3:14. Let this be a warning to all who will hear!!! Eternal salvation is given to only those who have faithfully endured unto the end, not to those who have turned away. Hebrews 10:(26)-"For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, (27) But a certian fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries."

Also see Heresies, Judging, and Why Baptists are not Christian.

All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD.  All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.