_200 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT BELIEVE IN_ ETERNAL SECURITY
SEVEN REASONS WHY ETERNAL SECURITY IS FALSE
- It cheapens Gods estimate of sin
- It is not taught in scripture
- It renders all exhortations to holiness to be irrelevant
- It must "explain away" the vast majority of scripture
- It encourages sinful living and false assurance
- It results in false conversions that weaken the true church
- It is the most destructive and deceptive lie of Satan
TWENTY LIES NOT FOUND IN SCRIPTURE
- Once saved always saved.
- Christians are no different than other sinners, except they are saved.
- God cannot see the Christians sin because they are covered by the blood of Christ.
- We can be filthy as a barnyard in body and still be saved and holy in spirit.
- We all sin in word, thought and deed, every moment and every day.
- All who have ever fallen away were never saved in the first place.
- That when one comes to Christ, their sins are paid for past, present and future.
- You can only lose fellowship with God and not salvation.
- God would never disown or damn one of His own children.
- A sheep cannot become a goat.
- If we sin we only lose fellowship and not relationship with God.
- Salvation is unconditional.
- If salvation cannot be earned it cannot be lost.
- God will not begin a work that he will not finish.
- Repentance is not required for salvation.
- Christians who say we must remain faithful to stay saved preach a works salvation.
- We can be "Sinning Saints" or "Backslidden Christians" and still be saved.
- Only at death can we ultimately be saved from sin.
- Christians are still sinners.
- I am secure because Jesus paid my sin debt in full.
173 SCRIPTURAL REASONS WHY THE DOCTRINE OF ETERNAL SECURITY is FALSE
Below is a chart that will show two things. First, it contains verses that clearly show that Christians are free not to sin. So, we are without excuse, and we can discard the old worn out notion that Christians sin in word, thought, and deed, every moment and every day. Secondly, you will find verses that show that sanctification, perfection, and holiness are not only possible in this life, but that they are a command of God! This is entirely the work of God through His Holy Spirit. Man's part in sanctification and purity is his obligation to believe the scriptures concerning God's willingness and desire to cleanse and purify, and to consecrate himself entirely to God's control.
KEY TO THE CHART
All references with an asterisk (*) are in the Greek present tense. The present tense shows a continuous action that is taking place at this very moment. When it concerns belief, the present tense is always used whenever the conditions of final salvation are stated. Since willful sin is unbelief, one cannot be believing and sinning at the same time. The benefits and security of salvation only stay ours as we continually put our full trust and lives into the hands of a Holy God.
The double asterisks (**) show an aorist tense. An aorist tense indicates a momentary occurrence and not a drawn out process. For example, if I "wash" my hands, this may take a process, but it is to be completed quickly. I do not wash forever. Sanctification may take a process to complete, but scripture makes it clear that its completion is to be in our physical lifetime. There is no example within the New Testament where sanctification or purity is in the future tense. There is no hope of sanctification after death.