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Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by unstoppable51(m): 4:11am On Aug 22, 2021
Here is a Bible Study by Prince Gabriel Okocha (FeedMeJesus.com)

Can a saved person become unsaved? Is once saved always saved biblical?

What does the Bible say about Once Saved, Forever Saved? Let's find out!

Salvation in Christ is the very central goal of the Bible. It is the end-goal of Faith, Grace, Mercy and several other subjects of the scriptures.

"And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus." 2Ti 3:15 KJV

"Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you." 1Pe 1:9-10 KJV


The believer is instructed to properly study and understand it, and be diligent in teaching it.

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2Ti 2:15 KJV

A proper understanding of the concept of Salvation as taught in the scriptures, will open up a well of unceasing joy in you. Your feet will be firm, not tossed about by every wind of doctrine. And like a tree planted by the riverside, you will grow and flourish in your walk with the Lord Jesus, bearing good fruits for Him.

So let's go back to answering the question we have at hand.

Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical?

The answer to this question largely depends on what you mean by "once saved, always saved"

This is because to some persons, the statement "once saved, always saved" is another way of saying "nothing you do as a Christian matters after salvation. The moment you are saved, you can go ahead and live as worldly as you want, you won't get punished for it. God doesn't and won't give a damn about that." This ideology is an error and certainly not what the "once saved, always saved" statement is all about.

In the real sense, "once saved, always saved" is a catchphrase that addresses the durability or eternal nature of the Salvation we received when we appropriated the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for our sin(s).


With this understanding of what the statement is truly about, let's then do justice to the question from the scriptures.

Is once saved, always saved really biblical?

In talking about the Salvation, Redemption or Eternal Life we have in Christ, the Bible repeatedly used the words "once", "everlasting", "forever", "eternal", "true" and "once and for all" to describe how it occurred and the longevity.

Pay close attention as you read through the Bible verses outlined below. Meditate on each of them briefly.

Joh 3:16 KJV For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Joh 10:28-29 KJV 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

Heb 5:9 KJV And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him.

Heb 9:12 KJV Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Heb 9:15 KJV And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

Heb 10:10-14 KJV 10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.


But can't a believer lose his Salvation and go to hell (perish) if he's not careful after he has been saved? You may ask.

In answer to that question, take a look at these verses one more time and meditate on them.

"And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand." John 10:28-29 KJV

The essence of Eternal Life is to keep the believer from perishing. Mind you, the believer is not the one keeping his Eternal Life from perishing. Eternal Life is actually what is keeping him from perishing. Whether he is careful how he lives his life on earth or not, that Eternal Life he has received continually keeps him from destruction.

However, a believer who foolishly lives in sin continually, will lose his rewards and will have nothing to show for his Salvation or Eternal Life in heaven.

Take note that I said he will lose his rewards in heaven, not his Salvation or Eternal Life. That is because the believer is committed with the responsibility of working for and keeping his heavenly rewards by living righteously on earth, not his Salvation or Eternal Life. That is God's part according to the scriptures.

Salvation (Eternal Life) is a gift he received on the basis of his Faith in the finished works of Christ, whereas heavenly rewards are dependent on his lifestyle while on earth here.

If he lives a godly lifestyle, a crown of glory awaits him in heaven. If he doesn't, he will not get anything reward from God in heaven though he is saved and shall spend eternity in heaven.

Eph 2:8-10 KJV 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

1Co 3:13-15 KJV 13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. 14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.


This is what the Bible teaches about Once Saved, Always Saved. It is purely biblical. Set aside any misconception you may have had about the catchphrase and see the eternal nature of Salvation as it has always been in the scriptures- open, simple and clear!

I hope this blesses you. Glory to God!

Source: https://www.feedmejesus.com/2021/08/is-once-saved-always-saved-biblical.html

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Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by Monogamy: 5:14am On Aug 22, 2021
Some people heh, after they claimed they have been saved, then they would be referring to themselves as a born again which in reality, they are simply burn again

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Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by chiommy123(f): 6:36am On Aug 22, 2021
Since it has two meaning, is it not better to always specify the one you mean whenever you use that statement
Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by Nobody: 6:40am On Aug 22, 2021
shocked◄ 2 Peter 2:20 ►

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.

New King James Version
For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.

American Standard Version
For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein and overcome, the last state is become worse with them than the first.

Berean Study Bible
If indeed they have escaped the corruption of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, only to be entangled and overcome by it again, their final condition is worse than it was at first.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if, flying from the pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they be again entangled in them and overcome: their latter state is become unto them worse than the former.

English Revised Version
For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein and overcome, the last state is become worse with them than the beginning.

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Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by unstoppable51(m): 8:41am On Aug 22, 2021
chiommy123:
Since it has two meaning, is it not better to always specify the one you mean whenever you use that statement
It depends on the audience
Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by Shellsploit: 9:46am On Aug 22, 2021
Make i chew my guava seed finish!
Christianity sef shocked
Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by NamelessOGBENI(m): 9:47am On Aug 22, 2021
The moniker with 'AL' as a prefix to his name will be needed here.

However, as a JW OSAS is unscriptural.

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Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by Olumiday15: 9:47am On Aug 22, 2021
Happy Sunday from this end
Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by money121(m): 9:47am On Aug 22, 2021
Ok
Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by MrNipplesLover(m): 9:47am On Aug 22, 2021
Save me, oh Lord.

Thank you, Jesus.

❤❤❤❤

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Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by falseprophet: 9:48am On Aug 22, 2021
No one is truly saved or condemned as long as we breath, everyone dies eventually

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Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by Shellsploit: 9:48am On Aug 22, 2021
NamelessOGBENI:
Al

U say wetin?
Artificial intelligence
Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by henrybangs44(m): 9:48am On Aug 22, 2021
Once safed, always safe. Thats called Grace. No one can achieve righteousness by works

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Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by MyExpression(m): 9:49am On Aug 22, 2021
See eh, some pastors don't want to preach this so that the congregations won't abuse salvation...but that was the same reason Paul asked, "should we continue in sin because Grace abounds?"

See eh, Grace abounds, so much so that all you need for salvation has been paid in the blood of Jesus. And it cannot be paid twice.
But rather than use that Grace to continue in sin, use the grace to live above sin and do great deeds for Christ.

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Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by blamingthedevil: 9:49am On Aug 22, 2021
Will you say Pastor Apostle Suleiman is always saved ?

Stop blaming the devil, once saved is not always saved. That is called heresy.


Op read your Bible.

Romans 6:1-2

1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

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Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by AntiChristian: 9:50am On Aug 22, 2021
They are saved by the blood.

The father had a son. He sent him to die for people he created to be saved.

This is not murder. It is love!

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Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by lordmayor2013(m): 9:51am On Aug 22, 2021
Once debe forever debe
Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by BabaCommander: 9:53am On Aug 22, 2021
Yes, and no
Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by kayuseful: 9:54am On Aug 22, 2021
Nice write-up op @unstoppable51

It is very Biblical.

Or let's put it this way

If saved, always saved

Fact is not everyone in church is saved. Judas was never saved but Peter was and that difference proved itself overtime. Jesus prayed for Peter only and not Judas because Judas was never his sheep. For goats, you preach to them, no point praying who's never in should not to "backslide"

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Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by jpmoriarti(m): 9:56am On Aug 22, 2021
The question here should be what does it mean to be saved?

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Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by Heterodox(m): 9:56am On Aug 22, 2021
How does this question feed the needy?
Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by Goldbw122: 9:56am On Aug 22, 2021
Simply NO
Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by OkCornel(m): 9:56am On Aug 22, 2021
Nope, it’s not.

Read the parable of the sower. Moreover, it’s not the ones who endure to the end that’ll be saved.
Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by KDK(m): 9:58am On Aug 22, 2021
It is biblical.
Let me put it in perspective.

Does it mean when a couple have issues or are quarreling, they are divorced? They may not be in talking terms but that does not mean they are divorced.
This is why the Bible gives room for reconciliation.
1 John 2:1
My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus
Heb 4:16
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need



Please note that Hebrews says we should obtain and find. Not ask for mercy or grace. This was already given when you were saved and asked for it.

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Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by jireff: 10:00am On Aug 22, 2021
Very biblical

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Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by Istand4justice: 10:03am On Aug 22, 2021
It was, it is, it has, it will never be biblical

Rom 6:2
22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

You cannot be sin and claim everlasting life.

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Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by CaveAdullam: 10:05am On Aug 22, 2021
Based on my current understanding and which correlates with the OP, yes it is!

Thanks.

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Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by Istand4justice: 10:06am On Aug 22, 2021
blamingthedevil:
Will you say Pastor Apostle Suleiman is always saved ?

Stop blaming the devil, once saved is not always saved. That is called heresy.


Op read your Bible.

Romans 6:1-2

1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?


22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by musicwriter(m): 10:06am On Aug 22, 2021
To be saved means to be saved from the fraud called Jesus. The moment you discover that Jesus is a fraud that's when you get saved.

That's what it means to be saved and once saved you'll be saved as long as you don't go back to the (Christian) vomit.

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Re: Is Once Saved, Always Saved Biblical? Prince Gabriel Okocha by Nobody: 10:06am On Aug 22, 2021
Romans 8:15-16 “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

The fear there is the fear in serving God. You don’t have to fear that you will lose your salvation. Salvation is a promise. It’s a free gift. It is given to you for the sake of Christ, not because of the works of your own righteousness. If God gave you something for the sake of Christ, what makes you think that He will take it away from you?

It’s heretics on the pulpits that are causing all these confusion. God is not the author of confusion, only the devil is.

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