“Once saved, always saved.”
This statement is a concise, simple easy-to-understand summary of the Biblical teaching of eternal security. It simply means that once a person has received the gift of eternal life by receiving Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior, they are forever in God’s family. Nothing or no one can remove them.
However, eternal security can be hard to accept. Many use hypothetical situations. For example, what if a Christian commits murder. Is he still a Christian? Was he ever a Christian in the first place? We should be careful not to judge the eternal destiny of a person. But these are challenging questions to ask a sinful Christian.
If salvation is eternal secure, does this mean a person can do whatever they want? Are Christians free to sin? Eternal security does not give a Christian a license to sin. Neither does sin negate the salvation that God has given as a free gift. You cannot sin your way out of something that you didn’t do good to receive.
This Sunday I conclude my series: Christians Gone Wild. The sermon title this week is Morality and the Lord. In 1 Corinthians 6:9-20 we discover that some of the church members in Corinth were using the ‘services’ of prostitutes and thinking nothing wrong about it. They thought that they were free do do whatever they wanted and nobody could tell them any different. I guess they thought God saved their soul and so it didn’t matter what they did with their body. The Apostle Paul challenged that assumption. This Sunday we will discover three reason why a Christian should live right. Though free to do wrong, we will discover three good reasons to do right.
Join us this Sunday, @ 10:30 a.m.