I've said it before, I believe that the once saved always saved doctrine will send more people to hell than any other teaching from the apostate church.
THE PARABLE of THE LOST SON
21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. 22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: 23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
What happened there? The Son recognizes he blew his entire inheritance and WAS NO LONGER WORTHY of his fathers house....does that sound 'saved' to you?
The father said that this prodigal son was DEAD, does that sound saved to you?
The father said the son was LOST and DEAD, does that sound saved to you?
Only after coming back to the father in right standing, was he found by the father to be 'alive again.' To be 'alive again' means you lost your 'life' at some point then got it back again. Does that sound 'always saved' to you?
Here's another one to chew on:
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and my Father are one.
The OSAS crowd loves this one, because they dont understand it. They say 'look look, no man can pluck them out of his hand!' Yea, thats true, but they need to go back and re-read the parable of the prodigal son again. No man, broke into the fathers house and ripped the prodigal son out of the house did they? NO, HE WALKED OUT OF HIS OWN FREEWILL. That CAN happen, and the evidence for it is IN THE PRODIGAL SON. The prodigal son shows that a son CAN walk away, when the do, they are DEAD, they are LOST, they are NO MORE WORTHY TO BE CALLED A SON. DEAD, LOST, NO MORE WORTHY, those are the words YOUR BIBLE USES to describe the condition of one who willingly WALKS AWAY from the father.
DOES THAT SOUND ALWAYS SAVED TO YOU?
Time is short, very short. I just read another article this morning that is more proof that our entire financial system is about to go belly up. Did you know that the social security and medicare liability our government has to the baby boomers is enough to bankrupt the country many times over. The total liability is estimated to be about $41 TRILLION dollars, and nobody is lifting a finger to do anything about it.
Like I've been saying...you have'nt seen BAD yet. America is bankrupt, its just that simple. The social security and medicare burden alone, with no wars, no bailouts for rich bankers, no more anything, would cost each american about $350,000....APIECE. Needless to say, that ain't gonna happen. The country is in debt up to its ears, and yet we keep hearing 'HAPPY TIMES ARE JUST AHEAD." Watching the american economy collapse should teach you something. Time is short. Whats going to happen when the economy collapses? Do you think it will be a tranquil and peaceful time to be alive? No, it won't. This world is about to be turned on its head.
I wrote to you yesterday saying that we know whats going to happen. We have a book and a Spirit living inside us that confirms that time is short. The tribulation world stands before us. Look around, do you like what you see? Just realize that you ain't seen nothin yet. Things are poised to get MUCH WORSE. The Lord has allowed this world to come this far, will He let it go all the way? The only thing keeping hell on earth from breaking loose is THE RESTRAINER spoken of in your bible. The next prophetic event to be fulfilled is THE ESCAPE spoken of in Luke 21:36. We also have the WAR of Ezekiel 38-39 on the horizon. That's whats coming. If we keep chugging along at our current pace, this place will get significantly more ugly, in very short order. The events of our day, that is..today, are not slow moving glacial events. The events of our day have SHOCK value and they occur in a single day. WHAM, no warning, its just there sitting in your lap.
I've said it before, the time to prepare for a storm is BEFORE the storm hits. The days of GRACE are still here. The Lord has not withdrawn his Holy Spirit yet. There is still time to get right and stay right with the Son of God, but not much time. This is a warning..to you, and to me. No more playing games, no more messing around with worthless things. Perform a haircut on your activities and your mental focus. Jesus MUST BE FIRST. Make sure He KNOWS YOU-see Matt 7:21 for details. Make sure you KNOW HIM. He wants INTIMACY, not passing curiosity. Find out what pleases the Son of God before its too late. These are incredible times we live in.
Love grace and peace be with you