Hebrews 4/12: For the Word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Throughout history many souls have been lost, have fallen in the trap and have believed in the deceit that has been transmitted for centuries: “once saved ever saved”, that there is “eternal security” in the salvation, that salvation supposedly is never lost, that there is no danger in loosing it, no matter what one does or not does afterwards, that it is 100% warranted, that the saved person does not lose that condition, that quality, that blessing, that promise, that once given by God cannot take it away ever, that it is forever, for eternity...
The heresy of once saved ever saved
But let's see what does the Holy Scriptures tells us about, to see is such a belief is sustained in the Truth. If we go to the Old Covenant, and we read the book of the prophet Ezekiel, we will see how a wicked person could turn away from his bad way, and in the very same way, a righteous person could be corrupted, and would die in his sin, and have serious trouble with God. Ezekiel 18:23-24: “Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: [and] not that he should return from his ways, and live? But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, [and] doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked [man] doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.
Now then, if we go to the New Covenant, during his ministry, Jesus the Messiah gave to his disciples an extraordinary and unique revelation: “Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. (Luke 10;20).
And in the Mount of Olives, Jesus the Messiah told his disciples: “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” (Mathew 24:13). In other words, one has to endure to the very end, the salvation is not a status or condition that is acquired at the beginning, and with that it is enough, but one has to endure until the end, that indicates to struggle, struggle to not being corrupted, struggle for not being absorbed, struggle for not being deceived, struggle to not giving space to evil, struggle for not falling in temptation, struggle to not sin, to endure unto the end, to be faithful until the end...
And if we go to the book of Apocalypse, we can read the following message given by the very same Son of God: “He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. (Apocalypse 3:5)
As you can appreciate, the Son of God, clearly warns, that a person can be blot out from the Book of Life. And in order to be blot out the Book of Life, that person has to be previously written in that Book...
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