Once Saved, Are We Always Saved?

ONCE SAVED, ARE WE ALWAYS SAVED? —If we are Saved by Grace, do our works keep us saved?

“I have a question about the doctrine of ‘Once Saved Always Saved.’  Several of my friends believe in this teaching, but I have a hard time believing that a person who gets saved and willfully continues to practice sin is still saved.  Do you think that it is possible for a person like this to lose his salvation if he continues in a pattern of sin?”

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Who Am I? According to God

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WHO AM I? …ACCORDING TO GOD 

Your behavior is motivated by what you believe.  Once you embrace your true identity in Christ by trusting what Jesus did for you and who God says you are your behavior will begin to reflect your new identity.  The following list is taken from “Living Free in Christ” by Neil Anderson. *

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Understanding Grace

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UNDERSTANDING GRACE—What is it all about?

What is grace?  We read, discuss, and even sing about it; but do we truly comprehend and apply it in our lives?  Hebrews 12:15 states that one can come “short of the grace of God,” and the result of “coming short” leads to a “root of bitterness” in the heart.  Therefore, it is of utmost importance that we truly understand the depth of God’s grace and learn how to implement it in our lives.

Strong’s Concordance describes the Greek word for “grace” (charis) as: “the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life.” 1. When writing about his “thorn in the flesh”, the apostle Paul illustrated God’s grace by relating the following experience: Continue reading “Understanding Grace”