Once Saved Always Saved is a doctrine that is being discussed hotly today in many of the circles of Christianity. Many people believed that OSAS is biblical while others believe that OSAS is a doctrine made up by men that were from Satan. Once Saved Always Saved is a doctrine that states that when a person simply believed on Jesus Christ’s finished work at the cross through His blood, that they are eternally secured no matter what they do or commit. The premise is, that Jesus Christ purged all of the sins at the cross through His blood from past, present, and future. There are arguments that OSAS gives a person a license to sin. This is the most popular reason why many people reject OSAS. Let’s dig deeper into what Once Saved Always Saved is about and if it aligns with Scriptures. Let us see what the Word of God has to say regarding OSAS and see if it holds up the Scriptures.
In the book of John 3:3, Jesus told the religious Jewish teacher, Nicodemus, that one must be born again to see the kingdom of God. Now what does being born again mean and how does that relate to salvation? Everything, because Jesus said that one must be born of the Holy Spirit to enter the kingdom of God, which is Heaven. Let’s take a look at the verse below:
John 3:5 KJV – Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Jesus was telling Nicodemus about how the Kingdom Of God works and that to enter into the kingdom of God, One must be born from the Spirit of God, essentially, spiritual rebirth just like physical birth. This verse proceeding after the rebirth says:
John 3:6 KJV – “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit“
Jesus explained that physical birth is the foreshadow of spiritual rebirth in Christ through the Holy Spirit. This verse is saying that once a person is born, they cannot go back and become a baby again. Same with spiritual rebirth, you cannot reverse the birth in the spirit. Once born again through the Holy Spirit, you cannot go back. Based on this chapter, the spiritual rebirth is permanent and solidified eternal security or OSAS. Let’s take a look in Scriptures for more information to see if OSAS holds up true with the Word.
Let’s go to the book of Romans 6:1-4 which speaks of continuing to sin after being saved by Jesus through faith:
Romans 6:1-4 KJV – What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so, we also should walk in newness of life.
Apostle Paul spoke to the brothers and sisters that eternal life doesn’t give them a license to sin since they are eternally secured. All he was saying was, that as Christians, we should walk and talk like Jesus, so others may see Jesus in us to be justified before men and that they would believe on Jesus after hearing and seeing what Jesus was like through us. There is also a verse that says that once we believed on Jesus Christ’s complete work at the cross through His blood and that he died and rose again on the third day, we are sealed by the Holy Spirit until the day of redemption.
Ephesians 4:30 KJV – And igrieve not kthe holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
In Corinthians, Paul spoke to the Corinthians about that the believers in Christ are sealed by the Holy Spirit until the day of redemption (Rapture of the Church).
2 Corinthians 1:22 KJV – Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; 22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
Based on the verses mentioned, we can deduct through reasoning with ears that would hear that biblically, the eternal security or OSAS is THE simple Gospel that acknowledges Christ’s sufficient works at the cross!
In the book of Ephesians, we can see here, that Apostle Paul told the Ephesians that by faith in Jesus Christ, they are saved because of God’s grace to show that only Jesus is perfect and able to fulfill all laws that we cannot. Plus, our works are like filthy rags to God and that eternal life is a gift that cannot be earned.
Ephesians 2:8-10 KJV – For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Isaiah 64:6 KJV – But we are all as an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags, And we all do fade as a leaf; And our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
In the above verse in Isaiah, the prophet Isaiah told us that our human merits and works are like filthy rags to God and that God demands perfection from birth to death. The only person that can do that was, Jesus Christ, His Begotten Son of God, The Word of God made Flesh. It even outlines in 2 Corinthians 5:21, that Jesus was sent to be in flesh like us and became sin for us who knew no sin. He imputes His righteousness on our account to those who believes on Him for salvation.
2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV – For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
The conclusion is, that eternal security or once saved always saved IS THE simple gospel that acknowledges Jesus Christ’s sufficient work at the cross that saved us! To go against the simple Gospel of Jesus is to go against and blaspheme against Jesus’ complete work at the cross through His blood that atoned for all sins. God would need to open the eyes of the spiritual blind to make them see the truth in Jesus and that Jesus is the Only One that can live a perfect life as a human being (God in Flesh).
Closing Thoughts and Desires
If you want to be saved today, the only thing that you need to do is to hear/read the Gospel of Jesus, repent of what you used to believe in (change of mind – Matenioea Greek), and a belief towards Jesus Christ for salvation.
Verse Gospel – 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 – Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 5
Verse of God’s will for mankind to do to be saved – John 6:40 KJV – And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Once you have believed on Jesus Christ for salvation (Gospel), you are born again through the Spirit at the moment of belief and cannot be unborn or lost. Jesus keeps you saved and will never let you go. How cool and awesome is that? 🙂
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