The doctrine of ‘Once Saved Always Saved’ is most common in the Southern Baptist denomination. It is also seen in churches where pastor came out of Southern Baptist, as well as some other Baptist and non-denominational churches. The doctrine states that once a person is saved (repenting of their sins and giving their life to Jesus Christ), that person’s eternal destiny is finalized, sealed, can not be changed. In other words, that person will go to heaven, no matter what. This letter is not to question the validity of that doctrine, but to give a sincere warning, about a specific view/use of that doctrine.
There are two versions (beliefs) of Once Saved Always Saved:
- The most common version states ‘that if a person, that claimed to be saved, falls into sin and turns against Christ, That person was never really saved to begin with’, or ‘That person will turn back to Christ before they die.’
- The other version is a damnable doctrine that uses Once Saved Always Saved as an excuse/license to do evil (sin). It states that ‘You can do anything you want, because you are eternally secure in Christ’. This second version has no true Scriptural basis and was designed by the devil. The heresy and out of context Scripture gives a false sense of security and is sending people to hell. Romans 6 speaks clearly about this view of Once Saved Always Saved. (Specifically Romans 6:1-2 and 15)
If for any reason, you believe you can do anything you want in your life, and still go to Heaven, I beg of you to turn from your wicked ways, with true repentance and to Christ for true Eternal Security. The pleasures of today will pass away, but eternity is forever.
Servant of Jesus Christ
Romans 6:1-2 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
Romans 6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
Note: Once Saved Always Saved is also know as Unconditional Eternal Security.