Once saved always saved?
February 25, 2011 11:01am CST
Once we backslide we don't have to asked to be saved. Christ saved us from our sins by dying on the cross and through us repenting daily for our sins. If someone tells you that you have to be saved again they are calling Christ a liar! Christ saved us but we have to keep repenting of our sins to stay saved by Christ. But we can loose our salvation by going so far from God and not repenting that all we be lost! Someone told me once that I would have to be saved again and I couldn't understand why they would say such a thing. What are you taught? What is your thoughts on this saying? You want to learn more? http://www.shepherdschapel.com/index.htm
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• United States
28 Feb 11
Like others have shared here, we are saved by Gods grace, and we do need to come to him daily in Repentance asking for forgiveness and turning from sins and living a life that is Holy and righteous before him. That means leaving your old life behind and changing the way you live, and some of the friends you might have hung out with before as well. If you are going to church while swearing, stealing, etc. during the week personally you might as well hang it all up and wait until you are Best able to serve god with all your heart for sure. Jesus loves the Sinner but not the Sin.
27 Feb 11
There is a difference between true repentance and being a hypocrite. So those whom God calls and convinces them of their sins and come to Him. When one becomes a true child of God, one begins to stop doing the main sins such as stealing, murdering, cheating on ones spouse, engaging in s*xual activity outside of marriage if one has been doing so, and also that includes thinking murder in one's heart or wanting that car someone else has, etc. These latter, thoughts in the heart are harder to overcome, but when one does feel a little envy it does not mean that the person has to g through the rejoining of the church. He or she has to confess his or her sins and is forgiven. Of course there are major sins such as not going to church, or living in sin, etc. What our church says when so and so is guilty of breaking the --- commandments. Then they may be excommunicated after three warnings. However, they are readmitted to the church on repentance. They do not have to go through the profession of faith again. And they did commit a major sin, so in fact they are a fallen member. But to have to go through the profession of faitb every time one;s sins, and if one belongs to an adult baptism church, to haave to get bapised everytime one sins, even a minor one, puts one at a constant fear and does not give them comfort.
28 Feb 11
I do not get the idea why people have to be baptized more then once or when they have to wait until they are adults to be baptized unless that is the first time they knew about Christ. Seems that is given them a greater chance to sin and also giving them less hope. I still think one has to be in a building that is used as a church even if it is in a person's home, but one has to be there regularly every Sunday. We have churches in our denomination that had to rent a hall to meet every Sunday and some started with one person's home being the church until they saved enough money or a building became available, but they met in that one person's house. They did not decide to go to another person's the next Sunday, etc. And we have the rules, catechism, reading from the ten commandments, and there is the preaching of the word, nothing about social events. That is for other times.
• United States
4 Mar 11
I agree with you. The Bible says if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive them and cleanse us. If we backslide we need not go through salvation and baptism again, but to confess our sins and reconcile with the Father through repentance. My kids may disobey or even leave me in anger but they will always be my kids. I believe it's that way with God, too. The Prodigal Son parable is a perfect example to show how God thinks of his children who stray.
• Cheyenne, Wyoming
26 Feb 11
Greetings, You have a very important discussion here. As I read through each responses I see unity in the body of Christ. Now, this is great! I too, am concern when I hear people believe in this statement, "once saved always saved". Cannot say one is saved and turn right back around and go back into the same thing or the sin Christ had brought one out of. This is why it is so important that a brand new babe in Christ gets rooted and grounded in God's word from the start so the love of God, God's knowledge and ones faith in God continues to grow and be strong. However, there is another important ingredients to this, and that is receiving the power of the Holy Spirit. This inables the new child of God to withstand anything that the enemy will try to do. I believe one of the reasons for people to take on this saying is listening to others more than listening to God in the spirit and reading God's word daily.So being taught with the truth of God and having the Holy Spirit in a new child of God they would not be so apt to believe this statement when they hear it. Because they will already know not to fall for this saying. Thank you, and continue to be blessed.
• United States
27 Feb 11
It is just a statement I have never thought that people understood. I guess I have always known since I was a small child that there was more to what I was being taught about the bible. When we listen to our teacher of Gods word we both feel the Holy Spirit all around us. Never felt this feeling when I was in some church. But every time we listen to our teacher we both feel the Holy Spirit! http://www.shepherdschapel.com/index.htm
• United States
25 Feb 11
Jesus said that none whom the Father gives Him can be snatched out of His hand. The only way you can lose your salvation is to turn your back, walk away from Christ and deny Him-in word or in deed. This means continuing to choose and/or choosing to continue to sin. We are only human; we stumble, slip, trip and fall. But the Bible also tells us that Jesus is faithful and just to forgive us when we confess our sin(s) to Him and repent. This means that when we sin, when we fall, we need to get up, turn back to the Lord, confess our sin(s) to Him and then continue to walk with Him and in His Word. The love of God changes our hearts. He makes us able to understand His love for us and to love ourselves enough to want to do good to ourselves and not harm. Just like God's thoughts and plans for us are to do good and prosper us, and not harm us, we need to want good and not harm for ourselves. God bless you! http://edenstillwater.wordpress.com/