Christian Salvation Bible Study Quest
What is the Biblical Salvation meaning? How do we obtain and maintain this Salvation Bible promise? Can this Christian Salvation be lost? Does being a Christian guarantee one Eternal Life? Or, is Salvation attained only if Faith is maintained? This brings us to the question of ... Once saved always saved? What a delightful concept! But, is it Truth? Is eternal Salvation assurance guaranteed?
I have heard from many fellow Christians that I have encountered over the years that they believe in a
Once saved always saved theory. The words
Once Saved Always Saved sparked some curiosity within me because many Christians believe that this saying or variations of this phrase, comes from the Bible.
Being one that is very eager to share the Truth of God's Grace
... I was eager and almost excited to research this concept in God's Word, the Bible. So, I typed the words
Once Saved Always Saved and other variations of these words into my electronic Bible and these were the results that continually appeared on the screen:
Having been a Bible researcher for years, I knew that many times a word or phrase that is commonly used today, may not have been used in Biblical times such as the word Rapture which was a word that Christians have created to describe an event that will occur in the Bible, but the actual word Rapture is not in the Bible (KJV) anywhere even though it is an event recorded in the Bible.
Well maybe some of the new wave Bible translations have added it. These translations are being created at will in a valiant effort to modernize the language in the Bible to reach more souls, which is kind of cool.
The problem is that many of these translated Bibles lose Truth in translation. There is a new Bible translation all the time now which is a good reason to stick with the KJV as I have compared the KJV to the actual original Hebrew text and it is a very good translation. Not judging anyone or anything like that, just a little friendly advice.
Back to our Christian Salvation Bible study ... My failed search for the words
Once saved Always saved or any variations of that phrase saddened me a little because I would love to have found it to be Truth as to share the great tidings with all that I encounter. But, I could not do so. At least not yet. So I continued my Biblical Salvation Bible search. Then, I remembered the words of the Apostle Paul;
Prove all things;
So, let's open up the Word of God and find out the Truth, shall we? Let's start from the beginning. What does it mean to be "Saved" anyway? It means to be delivered from the sins of your past by believing in Jesus. That He was sent here by God, died for our sins, was resurrected and is going to return for His bride ... The Christians. A lot of people use the word "saved" interchangeably with words such as born again or reborn as it is written;
Through the Blood of Jesus
... Grace is bestowed upon us if we repent of our sins. We should never assume that we don't need to bother to ask for forgiveness of God, because we figure God owes it to us because
once saved always saved that we are just automatically forgiven ... After pondering on this a bit, this
Once saved always saved theory started to trouble me. A Scripture came to mind and heart that I want to share in this Christian Salvation Bible study;
I asked myself this question ... Why would Jesus warn us that we, as Christians could blaspheme the Holy Spirit if it is Truth that
Once saved always saved? Then, more Salvation Bible verses came to my mind and heart.
4 For it is impossible for those who were once
enlightened, and have tasted of the Heavenly gift, and were made
partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5 And have tasted the good Word of God, and the powers of
the world to come,
6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto
repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh,
and put Him to an open shame.
2 Peter 3:17
Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things
before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the
wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.
Overcome by the World
2 Peter 2:20-22
20 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.
21 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.
22 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.
Depart From the Faith
1 Timothy 4:1
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in
the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to
seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils ...
5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some
fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the
air devoured it.
6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung
up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear,
receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while
believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
Many Called, Few Chosen
16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for
many be called, but few chosen.
Deception of the Elect if Possible
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false
prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that,
if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
I Never Knew You
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall
enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that doeth the will of my
Father which is in Heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we
not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and
in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you:
depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
I Know You Not
1 Then shall the Kingdom of Heaven be likened unto ten
virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the
bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil;
for our lamps are gone out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not
enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and
they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord,
Lord, open to us.
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know
13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the
hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
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Once Saved, Always Saved ???
There are some major holes in this theory. I mean check out what
Christians have been told by Prophets, Apostles, the Holy Spirit, and
For it is impossible to return if the elect are deceived and are overcome and fall away and depart from the faith, for Jesus will say
I knew you not, and I know you not, for many are called but few are chosen.
Here is Truth ...
I have a Christian Salvation Bible study trivia question ... Why do people say once saved always saved? I want to begin by saying that these Christian souls that are spreading the once saved always saved theory are not evil or anything like that. But, it does appear that they are looking only at specific Salvation Bible verses that give the promise of Salvation but, have failed to allow all Christian Salvation Bible verses to bring harmony and Truth to the matter. Many of these individuals use this Salvation Scripture as a foundation;
2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren
beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen
you to Salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief
of the Truth.
This is Truth ... But, to interpret this as saying that God chose someone and is bound by His choice to Love and offer Grace despite what choices the soul makes afterward, limits God and God has no limitations. God did choose souls from the beginning for Salvation. Problem is
something that Jesus said;
So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called,
but few chosen.
Many that are spreading the
once saved always saved theory, use the Scriptures that reveal that the names of those who are to be saved are already written in the Book of Life. So, they believe once saved, the Christian's name is written and you
are always saved.
Here is wisdom ... Jesus shares the Truth:
He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white
raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the Book of Life,
but I will confess His name before my Father, and before His
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We find the Truth within the words of Jesus ... Yet again. A person
can in fact be blotted out of the Book of Life and lose their
The Book of Revelation is God's message that He gave to Jesus, then
Jesus sent it by His Angel to John.
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him,
to shew unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass;
and He sent and signified it by His Angel unto His servant
It was about 90 A.D. at the time of the Revelation. Christianity was
very young, and there were seven 'Churches' in Asia. The term
'Churches' refers to groups of Christians who belonged to these
To each of the seven Churches, Jesus sent messages of warning. If we
take the theory that these Christians were once saved and therefore
had guaranteed eternal Salvation ... Why would Jesus warn these
Christians of potential loss of Salvation, if these Christians had
Keep in mind that the Church is Jesus' bride and from these seven
Churches, Christianity was spread throughout the world, which now
includes you and I so these messages of warning apply to our lives as
well. We can see through these messages that Jesus has grievances
with particular behaviors and habits of Christians.
Let's take a look at these warnings from Jesus:
1 Unto the Angel of the Church of Ephesus write; These
things saith He that holdeth the seven stars in His right hand, who
walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and
how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them
which say they are Apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's
sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou
hast left thy First Love.
5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and
repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee
quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except
6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the
Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.
7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith
unto the Churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat
of the Tree of Life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.
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These Christians are being warned by Jesus that they have lost their
first love ... Their passion for the Christian walk and encourages them
to find what hinders the passion and to repent and return to the early
days of their Faith where they were so very passionate and the fruits
that they had revealed this passion.
He says only those who overcome will be given the Promise.
Does this warning apply to you in your Christian walk?
8 And unto the Angel of the Church in Smyrna write; These
things saith the First and the Last, which was dead, and is alive;
9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but
thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are
Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer:
behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be
tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou
faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith
unto the Churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the
These Christians are being warned by Jesus that many trials await
them, but encourages them to remain faithful, even unto death and to
not surrender their Faith during these trials.
He says only those who overcome will not be hurt in second death.
Does this warning apply to you in your Christian walk?
12 And to the Angel of the Church in Pergamos write; These
things saith He which hath the sharp sword with two edges;
13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where
Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied
my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr,
who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast
there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast
a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things
sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the
Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.
16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will
fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith
unto the Churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat
of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the
stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that
These Christians are being warned by Jesus that they have some bad
habits and/or false doctrines other than the pure Truth within God's
Word in their lives.
He says only those who overcome will be given the Promise. Does this warning apply to you in your Christian walk?
18 And unto the Angel of the Church in Thyatira write;
These things saith the Son of God, who hath His eyes like unto a
flame of fire, and His feet are like fine brass;
19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith,
and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the
20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee,
because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a
prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication,
and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and
she repented not.
22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that
commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent
of their deeds.
23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the
Churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and
hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as
many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths
of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.
26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto
the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the
vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I
received of my Father.
28 And I will give him the morning star.
29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith
unto the Churches.
These Christians are being warned by Jesus to beware being seduced by sexual perversion and unrighteous habits. He says only those who overcome and keep His works unto the end will be given the Promise. Does this warning apply to you in your Christian walk?
These Christians are being warned by Jesus about losing the Spiritual aspect of the Faith. Their works are dead works, more Religious than Spiritual. Again ... He says only those who overcome will be given the Promises. Does this warning apply to you in your Christian walk?
These Christians have been found worthy by Jesus because even though
they have little strength they passionately believe and refuse to
surrender the Faith. Strive to be a Philadelphia type of Christian,
because the promises within ... Are awesome. These will be those that
are taken in the Rapture
as it is written ...
Because thou hast kept
the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of
temptation, [Great Tribulation] which shall come upon all the world,
to try them that dwell upon the earth.
These Christians are being warned by Jesus about being lukewarm ... These are the souls that try and be both worldly and Christian. They earnestly seek riches and the worldly lifestyle that they see on television and yet give God but a few minutes here and there when they find the need. All the while claiming to be Christian because they go to Church once a week for an hour and donate a little something to the collection plate. In short, they give God an hour a week and their heart is focused on the world.
And yet again ... He says only those who overcome will be given the Promises. Does this warning apply to you in your Christian walk? As you can clearly see, in each message to each Church, Jesus says that only if the person overcomes these things, will they be saved.
Once a person is saved they must overcome and not be overcome and fall away. As you prepare to complete this Christian Salvation Bible study, ponder on the words of Jesus:
Sounds like the Salvation Bible verses reveal that we have the choice.
We patiently hope as we await our Salvation.
Christian Salvation Bible verses assurance sets you free, huh? So, do we have to walk on eggshells from the time we are saved until we die? No, it is like with any relationship based on Love ... Faith (The act of believing) is a verb and requires action on our part. Trust, Faith, honesty, passion, devotion to the cause and unconditional Love will see you through. Just as it does with any real-lationship.