Saved Before the Beginning – Ephesians 1:4

Being saved is a common theme in the New Testament.  “What must I do to be saved?” is followed by “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.”  Scripture talks about salvation in past, present and future tenses.  We talk today about being saved, and about our salvation experience.  And at times the question is raised about whether or not one could lose their salvation.  And I admit to having been on both sides of this debate over the years. But recently I have come to have an entirely different perspective on salvation, when it occurs, and …

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Continue in your Faith – Colossians 1:22-23

Once saved, always saved!  I grew up hearing this repeated over and over, like a mantra.  The problem is that it’s deceiving.  Most people I hear using the phrase are referring to salvation as being something that happened at some point in the past, an event that makes ones eternity secure regardless what might happen later.  And it gives peace to those who love a believer who has turned from the truth.  But no matter how sincere and real a persons commitment to God was in the past, salvation is not a single point in time event. 22 But now …

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The Hope of Salvation

“Once saved, always saved!”  I have been exposed to this expression most of my life, and struggled with it most of my adult life.  It is comforting to folks whose loved ones have made a profession of faith in Christ, and then later gone astray.  But just how accurate is it? It really depends on what a person means when they use this expression.  All too often they seem to be of the opinion that making a heart felt confession of faith in Jesus is all that is required to be saved, and nothing after that matters; at least as …

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