“Once saved always saved”?

Many hold to beliefs and there are doctrines which preach along the lines, saying: “Once saved always saved”.

Jesus says: “No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62). “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” (Matthew 24:13).

Jesus says: “Remember Lot’s wife” (Luke 17:32)? Lot. His wife and two daughters were elected to be saved form the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, The angels of God told them, saying: “Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed” (Genesis 19:17).

However, Lot’s wife loved life so much in Sodom and Gomorrah that she had to have one last look, but it was not to be, because she turned into a pillar of salt (Genesis 19:26). Lot’s wife did not believe the word of God as spoken by the angels of God. Lot’s wife was disobedient to the word of God; Lot’s wife did not endure to the end and lost her salvation!

When Jesus says: “No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62); this means once we come to the knowledge of the Truth by the word of God, we are not to look back on this earth to the lusts, pleasures, and pride of life, in other words, the pollutions of this world. Peter, a disciple of Jesus warned, saying:

“For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning” (2 Peter 2:20).

“Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul” (Hebrews 10:38–39).

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