Many hold to beliefs and there are doctrines which preach along the lines, saying: “Once saved always saved”.
However, our Lord Jesus Christ 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).
“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 did not endure to the end, and lost her life.
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 that 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).
The Apostle Paul explained saying: ”[FOR BY GRACE ARE YE SAVED THROUGH FAITH]; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).
“What then? [SHALL WE SIN, BECAUSE WE ARE] not under the law, but [UNDER GRACE]? God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. [FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH; BUT THE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST] our Lord” (Romans 6:15-16, 20, 22-23).