The jaw dropping news I recently encountered in the Grace Movement is – (wait for it) – that one can lose one’s salvation security – just as it “happens” in mainline, institutionalized Christianity……. apparently there are two case scenarios : If one is in unbelief for not believing the Gospel (which according to them isn’t 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 but Romans 3:23-26 (anything BUT the finished work of Christ on Calvary’s Cross), then one goes to hell when one dies. So am I on my way to hell for not believing that Romans 3:23-26 is the Good News?)) The second “option” is that if and when a believer loses their faith they land up in hell too.
Crazy stuff, but that’s what some Grace Believers believe, and my guess is that it’s all thanks (or no thanks) to an heretick called Martin Richling – the same fella who believes that Jesus was the first being God created.
Talk is cheap, so no matter how much one tries to correct these error/s when one sees them, it seems to fly over their heads because they’re “studying God’s word”, and it’s what THEY are now seeing….. that matters.
But what does the Authorized King James Bible say about salvation security in this current dispensation?
Romans 11:29 – For the gifts and calling of God [are] without repentance.
2 Corinthians 1:22 – Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
Philippians 1:6 – Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus Christ:
Romans 11:6 – And if by grace, then [is it] no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if [it be] of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
Romans 8:38-39 –
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
If neither death, (death has no power over believers), nor life (whatever happens in your life), nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers (Satan and his devils), nor things present (this world), nor things to come (persecution, bad times) can separate us from the love of God WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD – then do you think unbelief can separate you from the love of God and send you straight to hell?
What about this verse?
1 Corinthians 3:15 ~ If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
You’ll have your tail end set alight for all the bad things done in your body as a member of Christ – all your bad works will be burnt up, but you will be saved because your spirit man is saved and sealed and cannot be unsealed due to the sins of the flesh. The spirit man is saved, the flesh isn’t.
The irony we encounter in this particular heresy is such that they look at everyone’s unbelief, but fail to see their own unbelief – the fact that Jesus Christ can actually save a person and seal him/her – in other words, He took all their sins onto His account, so the baseline of their faulty belief equates to that He can give people all their sins back (when they fall into unbelief or lose the faith) and they then land up in hell. So what then is the point of Him dying on the cross for your sins if He can just hand all those sins back to people who lose the faith? The bottomline is that this heresy makes a mockery of Christ’s FINISHED work on Calvary’s Cross.
Now ain’t that just like the devil to twist scripture to make it seem that you have to work for either your salvation, or work to regain it and also make the Gospel anything BUT the actual finished work of Christ on Calvary’s Cross, (His redemptive WORK, that is), HOW that He died for your sins, that He was buried (according to the scriptures – Matthew, Mark, Luke & John and the Old Testament), and that He rose again from the dead (according to the scriptures – Matthew, Mark, Luke & John,and the Old Testament scriptures). *Matthew, Mark, Luke & John are part of the Old Testament scriptures* but I am listing them separately for emphasis.
It says that if one believes HOW THAT Christ died for your sins, was buried and rose again, according to the scriptures (and not according to Man’s opinions and wishful thinking) – one IS saved. Now it takes FAITH to believe something simple like that for sure, because it’s a fact that most people out there cannot bring themselves to believe because it’s too simple for them to comprehend, hence the reason they always, but always add their own “good” works onto Christ’s FINISHED work on Calvary’s cross, or they render His FINISHED work on Calvary’s cross null and void by stating that one can lose one’s salvation………… well, if that is true then can Christ undo His FINISHED work on Calvary’s Cross? Since your salvation can be undone, can He also undo what He did on the Cross? They’re like Roman Catholics, they have Christ on and off the Cross all the time at will. Be good and regain your faith (after losing it after you believed the gospel) and He’s back on the Cross, having died for you, then go into rank apostasy and live like the devil, and He’s off the Cross once more…..
Let’s think about these things and not be lead about blindly like ignorant sheep because we aren’t sheep – we’re the One New Man, the Body of Christ.
If you fall into apostasy or deny Christ or spend your tenure on this earth in the sins of the flesh after having believed 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 your tail end will be set alight at the Judgment Seat of Christ – but you will be saved, so as by fire – meaning, all those sins of the flesh will be burnt up but you won’t land up in hell for the same sins that unbelievers go to hell for because why? Simply because your spirit man is saved and sealed even though your flesh wasn’t a vessel of honour – in other words you were no-good as a member of the body of Christ when you were alive on this earth – so yes, you will pay for it – you will have a more menial role to play in the third heaven. You failed your apprenticeship on this earth in the flesh, but you didn’t fail at being a saved and sealed son of God or joint-heir with Christ. A saved person with no rewards in heaven – no silver, gold or precious stones because you built wood, hay and stubble on the foundation that Christ laid.
God is not mocked, what you sow IN THE FLESH, you will reap in the flesh, but some sins like heresies which you don’t correct and fail to see, and the fact that you deny God’s preserved words in the AUTHORIZED KING JAMES BIBLE – you will pay for later at the Judgment Seat of Christ, and the biggest shock will be for those who drag Christ’s deity through the mud and don’t rightly divide the word of truth but instead mix Israel’s doctrine with Mystery doctrine by suddenly “seeing the prophecy taking place during this current dispensation” or applying the epistle to the HEBREWS to members of the body of Christ in this current dispensation.
That’s if they actually BELIEVED the Good News of 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, if they didn’t they will go to hell after they have died, then be judged at the White Throne Judgment and spend eternity in the Lake of Fire – Revelation 20.
2 Corinthians 13:5 ~ Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
Only you can know whether you believed the Gospel or not – and your salvation testimony verifies what you believed, if you believe that 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 alone doesn’t have the power to save your eternal soul – you’re a reprobate – you aren’t in the faith.