Is it possible for a person to become a child of God, then to so act that he will be lost? I urge you to consider the following:
- God is no respecter of persons
Acts 10:34 Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons. Ezekiel 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die.
- Devil’s doctrine
That a child of God cannot act so as to be lost is the doctrine of the Devil taught in the Garden of Eden. Genesis 3:4 Ye shall not surely die
- Are we more secure than angels?
II Peter 2:4 God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.
- Make your calling and election sure
II Peter 1:10 Brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.
- Take heed lest you fall
I Corinthians 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he stand take heed lest he fall.
- Keep control over body
I Corinthians 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection,lest that by any means, when I have prached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
- Keep sayings of Jesus
John 8:51 If a man keeps My sayings, he shall never see death.
- Live after the flesh and you shall die
Romans 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh ye shall die; but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
- Willful sin
Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin willfully after that we have recieved the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin.
- In kingdom–gathered out–cast into fire
John 3:5 Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Matthew 13:41 The Son of Man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” (Note: They had been added to the kingdom, but at judgment they are to be separated and thrown out into Hell.)
If you carefully follow the sense of the verses above, it becomes abundantly clear that a person could have been born of water and the Spirit, could have been a part of the kingdom of God, but not kept his intent and slipped away from his promise to God, and thus, at the last day, will be doomed to eternity away from God and in the fires of Hell. Dear Reader, this is so plain that I cannot understand why some will maintain that “once saved, always saved.” That is against the plain teaching of the New Testament. I urge you to read and study the above verses. If you do not agree, I would love for you to comment and show me where I am wrong.
What say ye?