WHY YOU SHOULD NOT
SEVEN REASONS WHY ETERNAL SECURITY IS FALSE
- It cheapens Gods estimate of sin
- It is not taught in scripture
- It renders all exhortations to holiness to be irrelevant
- It must "explain away" the vast majority of scripture
- It encourages sinful living and false assurance
- It results in false conversions that weaken the true church
- It is the most destructive and deceptive lie of Satan
TWENTY LIES NOT FOUND IN SCRIPTURE
- Once saved always saved.
- Christians are no different than other sinners, except they are saved.
- God cannot see the Christians sin because they are covered by the blood of Christ.
- We can be filthy as a barnyard in body and still be saved and holy in spirit.
- We all sin in word, thought and deed, every moment and every day.
- All who have ever fallen away were never saved in the first place.
- That when one comes to Christ, their sins are paid for past, present and future.
- You can only lose fellowship with God and not salvation.
- God would never disown or damn one of His own children.
- A sheep cannot become a goat.
- If we sin we only lose fellowship and not relationship with God.
- Salvation is unconditional.
- If salvation cannot be earned it cannot be lost.
- God will not begin a work that he will not finish.
- Repentance is not required for salvation.
- Christians who say we must remain faithful to stay saved preach a works salvation.
- We can be "Sinning Saints" or "Backslidden Christians" and still be saved.
- Only at death can we ultimately be saved from sin.
- Christians are still sinners.
- I am secure because Jesus paid my sin debt in full.
173 SCRIPTURAL REASONS
WHY THE DOCTRINE OF ETERNAL SECURITY
Below is a chart that will show two things. First, it contains
verses that clearly show that Christians are free
not to sin. So, we are not without excuse, and we can
discard the old worn out notion that Christians
sin in word, thought, and deed, every moment and every day.
Secondly, you will find verses that show that sanctification,
perfection, and holiness is not only possible in this life,
but that is a command of God! This is entirely the work of
God through His Holy Spirit. Man's part in sanctification and
purity is his obligation to believe the scriptures concerning
God's willingness and desire to cleanse and purify, and to
consecrate himself entirely to God's control.
||1 Cor 10:11-21
||Only those who that now *hear John
10:27-29 and follow
||1 Cor 15:1,2
||2 Cor 1:24
||2 Cor 11:2-4
|Deut. 11:13, 21-22
||2 Cor 12:21-13:5
|2 Cor 12:21-13:5
||Luke 15:24 Was a "Son"
|Matt 1:21 From
sin, not "in" sin
|Matt 3:10, 12
||Luke 16:25 "Sonship"did
not save from torment
||John 1:12 * believe
|Matt. 5:20 Your righteousness, not imputed.
||John 3:14,15 * believe
||John 3:16 * believe
||John 3:18-2l * believe. The condemned love
darkness + sin
||John 3:36 *believe
||John 5:24 *hear *believe
||I Thess 3:1-8
||John 6:35 *coming *believe
||1 Tim 1:18-20
||Eternal life is conditioned upon John 6:54 *eating *drinking
||1 Tim 2:15
||1 Tim 4:1,16
||1 Cor 3:16,17
||1 Tim 5:11,12
|Robe of personal holiness Matt. 22:10-13
||1 Cor 9:23-27
||1 Tim 6:9, 10
|I Tim 6:20-21
||II Tim 1:15
||II Time 2:11-18
||II Tim 3:13-15
|II Tim 4:10
||I Peter 1:5-9,13
||II Peter 2:1-22
||II Peter 3:16-17
I Jn 1:5-1:7 cleansing for sin lost
May not sin once! "IF" we sin I Jn 2:1 not "when" we sin
To need and "Advocate" is proof I Jn 2:1 that our sins
were not "paid" for Past, Present, and Future. If that
were so, we would not need an Advocate with the Father
|I Jn 2:3-5
|I Jn 2:15-29
||I Jn 3:1-3:10
||I Jn 4:17-18
||I Jn 5:2-5
|I Jn 5:12-13 *believing = eternal life
||I Jn 5:16
||II Jn 6-9
||Jude 5-12, 20,21
|Rev 22:11 Death does not sanctify!
If you die a sinner, you remain a sinner
||Acts 15:9 **purify
||1 Cor 5:7|
** purge out
|I Cor 11:13,15:34
||II Cor 7:1
| Eph 2:1-10
||Col 1:12, 13, 21-23
||I Thes 3:12, 13
||I Thes 4:2-4|
|I Thes 5:23 **sanctify
||II Thes 2:13
||II Tim 2:19
| Heb 7:25
||James 4:8 **cleanse
||I Peter 1:14-17
||I Peter 4:17, 18
|I Jn 1:7,9 Forgiveness and
cleansing from ALL Sin!
||I Jn 2:1 written that we may
not sin. Period!
||I Jn 3:5-10
||I Jn 5:2-5, 18
|Jude 24, 25
All references with an
are in the Greek present tense. The present tense
shows a continuous action that is taking place at this very
moment. When it concerns belief, the present tense is always
used whenever the conditions of final salvation are stated.
Since willful sin is unbelief, one cannot be believing and
sinning at the same time. The benefits and security of
salvation only stay ours as we continually put our full trust
and lives into the hands of a Holy God.
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. . . . . . . . .
The double astrisks (**)
shows an aorist tense. An aorist tense indicates a momentary
occurrence and not a drawn out
process. For example, if I "wash" my hands, this may take a
process, but it is to be completed quickly. I do not wash
forever. Sanctification may take a process to complete,
but scripture makes it clear that its completion is to be in
our physical lifetime.
This article was written by Mr. Jeff Paton. Mr. Paton has read and
studied many of the classic Methodist and Wesleyan theological writings. He is
a supporter of Bible Believing Methodism and IMARC. We thank
God for his insight and ministry. If you would like to
contact Mr. Paton,
you may feel free to do so.