Thursday, July 8, 2010

Once Saved - Always Saved?

In Joshua chapter 1, verse 5, the scripture says this: 

"... As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. " 

Once saved - always saved?  I've always heard this discussion, and often pondered it, but never really took the time to address it until I was asked, personally, to comment. 

You see, I have never had a problem with my salvation, or losing it.  Some however are either in fear of losing it, or feel that they can only keep it by works.  Others feel that you can, if you're not good enough, lose your salvation.  However, the Bible does not support this discussion, not in any way, when it pertains to the gospel of Jesus Christ, and a "Believer" who is saved by that blood sacrifice of Jesus. 

The question posed to me was this: 
"Do you believe 'once saved always saved'?" 

My answer, coming straight from the Holy Spirit, was an enlightenment even to me, as it came out.  The answer was this:  "It is impossible for one to 'lose' one's salvation.  You have to 'lay it down', and that my friend is an entirely different matter." 

The Bible teaches us, as Joshua 1:5 will support, that God will never leave us or forsake us.  There is no debate about this.  It's clear and simply.  He did not use an "if", an "and" or a "but", He just said "never".  That settles that! 

There is a scripture in the Bible that speaks of the "laying down of one's salvation".  In my entire life, I've only met 1 individual in this state.  But, if were up to God, you can rest assured that "HE" will never under any circumstances allow "anything" to come between you and Him.  The only one that can do that ... is you. 

I was then asked about a scripture in Revelation 3:5 that refers to your name being "blotted out" of the Lamb's book of Life.  I was thrilled to hear the Holy Spirit's interpretation of how this one applies!  "You see, you are foreordained from before the foundations of the World ... I have already 'seen' you, and have planned for your future, a bright and wonderful future!  And your name has been written in the Lamb's book of Life from the very beginning!  But there are times when a man will not choose to accept the gift of Jesus' sacrifice ... a time which, with much sadness and tears, the name must be removed from the book, and their soul condemned to eternal damnation.  But the Father did not intend for it to be this way.  He, living by faith Himself, is 'believing' that a man will follow and receive Jesus, and learn to fulfill the plan of God for his life." 

I am looking forward, very soon, when I will be teaching on this and elaborating on these questions, and the answers that come for them.  If, though, you are only able to read this eNewsletter, remember this: 

God loves you!  He loves you so, so very much ... that He gave you His very, very best ... in Jesus!  And He has gone to great lengths to separate you ... from your sin!  And NOT ... from Him.  Trust and know that God's love for you is more than you'll ever know.  If you are experiencing problems, whether in health, in finances, or in relationships ... know that it is not God who is sending these your way.  These are a result of something you "did", or "didn't" do ... and He has the answer to overcoming it!  The great thing is ... He'll tell.

We'll be teaching on this soon!  Look us up! 
Make me proud!
banner - WORD CHURCH

NOTE:  It is important that you are actively learning and growing in the knowledge of the Lord. If you are not currently in a church where they are preaching the word of God, please consider coming by for a visit! 

0 hrs [cs/dt]:

Post a Comment

If you have a comment on the post, please consider your wording (it will be reviewed) as the audience will eventually be very large.

Thank you for your comments!
- pastor rich -

Rich Allcorn Ministries and WORD CHURCH Ministries
Written by Richard A. Allcorn © Copyright 2009 - All rights reserved.

For additional information, please consult the following websites:
Ministry websites - and
Additional posted writings can be found here -