The Double Deception
Is Eternal Security Biblical?
The Largest protestant church in America teaches it to all their new converts.
They are guilty of Double Deception. First, by telling them they are saved the moment they believe on the Lord Jesus. Secondly, by telling them that since they are saved, they can never be lost.
Let the Bible speak
The first lie is that you are saved by only believing. Jesus said you must be born again of water and Spirit, St. John 3:5. He also said, he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, Mark 16:16. Peter, having the keys to the kingdom, told the multitude on the Day of Pentecost how to be saved. REPENT and be BAPTIZED every one of you THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST for the remission of sins and ye shall receive the GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST, Acts 2:38. How could you possibly be saved without your sins remitted. Paul had his washed away by baptism, Acts 22:16.
The second lie, now that you believe and are saved, you can never be lost. The BIBLE SPEAKS LOUD AND CLEAR AGAINST THAT.
Heb. 6:4-6 It is impossible for those who were once enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted of the good Word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 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."
After enjoying all the earmarks of salvation that Paul listed and then willfully go back and continue in sin, your heart will be hardened to the point where it is impossible to repent. Without repentance, you are hopelessly lost. When their "only believe" converts reach this state they tell them they were never saved in the first place. Having lied to them from the beginning, they now add insult to injury.
Paul continues--Heb. 10:26-29 - If we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins -- only judgment and fiery indignation. Paul said we, including himself and the church.
1 Cor. 9:27 - Paul said unless he was able to keep his body under subjection he would be a castaway. Will there be castaways in heaven?
Paul Again - Rom. 11:21-22 - "If God spared not the natural branches (Israel), take heed lest He spare not thee, (Church). Behold, therefore, the goodness and severity of God; on them which fell severity; but toward thee goodness, if thou continue in His goodness, otherwise thou (saved) also shall be cut off."
Peter Agrees - 2 Peter 2:20-22 - "If they escape the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse than the beginning," BOTH AGREE - NO ETERNAL SECURITY.
Jesus Said - Luke 9:62 - "No man having put his hand to the plough and looking back is fit for the Kingdom of God." REMEMBER LOT'S WIFE.
Jesus Warns Us - Again - St. John 15:5-6 - "I am the vine, ye are the branches, he that abideth in me and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abideth not in me, he is cast forth as a branch and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned."
Dynamic Truth By Paul - 1 Cor. 10:8-12 "Neither let us (Church) commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by the serpents."
"Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and were destroyed by the destroyer. All of these things happened unto them as ensamples; and they were written for our admonition, unto whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore, let him that thinketh he stands take heed lest he fall."
It's very difficult to find ETERNAL SECURITY in the Bible.
We are quick to admit that God is very merciful and willing that none should perish. He is always ready to forgive the repentant. The danger lies in wilfully sinning after we have come to the knowledge of the truth, Heb. 10:26-29. This puts God to an open shame and counts the blood as an unworthy thing.
Many fall prey to this DOUBLE DECEPTION, being told they were saved when they were not. They are then told that they can never be lost. They reason, since we can never be lost, let's take the line of least resistance and let the flesh enjoy itself.
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