I’m addressing this issue as have never believed that “once saved is always saved.” Good works, too, does not earn us salvation either. I’ve known some “Christians” in my life that always had that “Holier than thou” attitude. No one is right, except them. Yet, everything out of their mouth is an attack and NEGATIVE, spewing nothing but false self-righteousness and evil. If someone you know is like this? Stay away, lest they pull you down to their level, for they are doing the work of Satan…not God Almighty.
Mathew 7:21-23“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ Hebrews 6:4-6 For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.
2Peter 2:20-22 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them. What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.
2 Timothy 2:11-12 The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us; Ezekiel 18:24-26 But when a righteous person turns away from his righteousness and does injustice and does the same abominations that the wicked person does, shall he live? None of the righteous deeds that he has done shall be remembered; for the treachery of which he is guilty and the sin he has committed, for them he shall die. “Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Hear now, O house of Israel: Is my way not just? Is it not your ways that are not just? When a righteous person turns away from his righteousness and does injustice, he shall die for it; for the injustice that he has done he shall die.
Hebrews 10:26-28 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses.
1John 2:3-4 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Romans 11:22 Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off.
Romans 2:6-8 He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. Hebrews 6:1-20 Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And this we will do if God permits. For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come.
Revelation 2:4-7 But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. Yet this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’ John 10:28-29 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hands. John 3:36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
John 3:18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
John 6:50-71 This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.
Revelation 3:1-6 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you. Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not soiled their garments, and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy. The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.
Acts 2:38-39 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”
Mark 11:25 “And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
Mathew 24:13 “But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
Hebrews 3:7-15 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness, where your fathers put me to the test and saw my works for forty years. Therefore I was provoked with that generation, and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart; they have not known my ways.’ As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest.’”(Heaven).
1 Corinthians 10:1-13 “For I want you to know, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ. Nevertheless, with most of them God was not pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness.”
John 67-71 “So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the Twelve? And yet one of you is a devil.” He spoke of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the Twelve, was going to betray him.”
Matthew 24:24 “For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.”
Revelation 22:19 “And if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.”
Philippians 1:6 “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Meaning the work continues our whole life..and if not, we don’t make it.
Ephesians 2:18 “For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.” All of us who call ourselves “saved” should be of ONE mind and SPIRIT lest Jesus is NOT in us!
Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your OWN doing; it is the gift of God.” If you do not operate under the gifts of the Holy Spirit, you are operating in the FLESH, and the devil himself, no prayer, no God.
Galations 5:4 “You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. ” And lose your salvation…which was all in vain.
John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Wherefore if you act in your everyday life, and open your mouth before praying about your actions? You are in the “world” and “flesh” and are an abomination to God.
Luke 6:46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?” Again Satan wins out in a lot of lives that “think” they are Christian, while Jesus sees the truth.
Psalm 69:28 “Let them be blotted out of the book of the living; let them not be enrolled among the righteous.” Again, once saved is not always saved.
Exodus 32:33 “But the Lord said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against me, I will blot out of my book.” Not make it to Heaven.
Jude 1:5-6 ” Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—” All will be judged.
Titus 3:5 “He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.”
Romans 3:23-26 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” HE is the only way to eternal peace.
John 3:16-17 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” And if we still by our actions do the things of the “world” and not “God and His Word”, then our religion is in vain, as we are doing the works of the devil.
Psalm 50:22-23 “Mark this, then, you who forget God, LEST I TEAR YOU APART, and there be none to deliver! The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!” Meaning if you don’t walk in LOVE and Jesus…HE will “tear” your apart, and tests and HIS judgment as HE will be the ADVOCATE of all those you hurt and speak ill of…period!
1 Peter 3:18-22 “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.”
Matthew 7:21-22 ” Not every one who says unto Me, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but, he who does the WILL of MY FATHER which is in HEAVEN. Many will say to ME in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name? ..and done wonderful works? These “things” arae not the criteria, but rather faith in Christ and what He did on that CROSS; meaning IT NEEDS TO BE A DENIAL OF SELF! Revelation 3:15-16 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot: I wish you were cold or hot, so then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue you out of my mouth.” Vomit you out… This the most important scripture…says it all…IT IS DIVINE REJECTION.
God cannot save the self righteous. Luke 18:11-14 (Those who exalts him or herself. Trusting yourself above God, means you think your a “little God”, and He cannot save you.) Matthew 5:20, John 8:44. Those who have “religion” but not righteousness (trees without fruit), Sounding brass! “American Idol”, that have “other God’s before them instead of the one true God! A Pharisee is Holier than thou, which means spirited, doctrinal positions, and has NOTHING TO DO WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS!
In this anything goes, pop culture, politically correct, hateful, society, living for Christ and keeping His word is not an easy task. It requires REPENTANCE, AND GETTING ON OUR KNEES PETITIONING THE THRONE OF GOD! And when your down there remember too 1 Corinthians. Verse 2:14 says, “But the natural man receives not the things from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, “(Just as some teach falsely that the gifts of the spirit in Acts are of the devil, yet remember this, without these gifts it is the DEVIL that comes out of us..not the Holy Spirit. I Coe 6:9 says “Do you not know that the unrighteous shall NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD?l BE NOT DECEIVED.” In Chapter 10:12 Paul issues a warning …Let him who thinks he stands, take heed lest he fall..” And lastly, all of Chapter 13 on love. DO YOU EDIFY , LIFT UP, LOVE, YOUR RELATIVES, FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS, AS CHRIST? Or when you see someone you tear down, doing the work of the devil? Do you cast the first stone, refusing to take out the boulder in your own eye? Lastly, Jesus said, Matt. 10:14 “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth, I came not to send peace, but a SWORD.” For the entrance of Christ into this world, when He died on the CROSS, manifested evil in the heart. We can expect to be attacked for the CROSS…and the Blood He shed. So in all you do, simply ask, am I tearing down with a critical spirit, or am I lifting this person up and edifying them? Do I walk after the flesh and the things of the world? Or am I walking in the Holy Spirit? Out of our mouths can come cursing or blessings. Do you bless? Trouble is that no one in this youth generation fears God anymore.
From another post I wrote, quoting the preaching of Pastor John Hagee, “Righteousness People God Can’t Save”: