Once Saved, Always Saved?

Many Evangelicals believe in the doctrine of “Once Saved, Always Saved” – basically, once you have accepted Jesus into your heart as your personal Lord and Savior, you can never lose your salvation. It doesn’t matter what you do after accepting Jesus, you are guaranteed eternity in Heaven with God.

The doctrine itself is hugely dangerous to the salvation of those who hold to it, if only because it opens the door to the fallacious mindset that (once he or she has accepted Jesus) one can go out and live his or her life with no thought to moral law and still get to Heaven.

On what is this doctrine based? Is this found in scripture? If so, where?

What about Romans 8:1-2?

1 There is now therefore no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh. 2 For the law of the spirit of life, in Christ Jesus, has delivered me from the law of sin and of death.

This passage, as well as others, is often used to support the doctrine and, on the surface, it may sound good, however it doesn’t not stand up under just a little bit of scrutiny and digging below the surface.

There is always the chance of falling away from Christ and losing your salvation. And there is also the chance that you can come back…

In the audio presentation below, John Martinoni does some of the necessary digging beneath the surface and, as he always does, presents clear and understandable evidence to refute the doctrine. 

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