Is Once Saved Always Saved a Biblical Truth?

Once you are saved, are you saved forever? Will the Holy Spirit ever leave a Christian once He comes to live inside them?

These questions arise because many Christians lack a full understanding of three key truths about the phrase once saved always saved:

  1. We are more than just sinners in need of forgiveness; we are born spiritually dead and in need of life. How did this happen?
  1. Adam was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27).
  2. Adam was alive both physically and spiritually (Genesis 2:7).
  3. God commanded Adam not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:16-17).
  4. Adam disobeyed, and the Spirit of God left him. (Romans 5:15-20)
  5. Adam lived for 930 years afterward. (Genesis 5:3-4)

Note: We are born in the image of Adam, spiritually dead and in need of life (Genesis 5:3; Romans 5:12; 1 Corinthians 15:22, 15:49; Ephesians 2:1).

  1. God’s solution to humanity’s problem: God provides new life through the resurrected life of Christ.
    1. Jesus came not only to take away our sins but, more importantly, to give us life! (John 10:10).
    2. We are saved by His life (Romans 5:10; Ephesians 2:4-5; Colossians 2:13).
    3. We will live eternally and forever (John 3:14-16, 3:36, 11:25-26, 20:31).

Note: Here’s a suggested prayer for you to come alive in Christ and be born again: “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9).

  1. Once the Holy Spirit comes to live within you, God will never leave you.
    1. We are sealed with the Spirit (Ephesians 1:13).
    2. No one can snatch us out of His hand (John 10:28-29).
    3. God will never leave you (Hebrews 13:5).

Note: What is the only possible reason Jesus would ever leave you? Sin. Why is this an impossibility? Because Jesus took away all your sins (2 Corinthians 5:18-21; Hebrews 9:22, 9:28, Hebrews 10:1-18; 1 John 2:2).


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