Few days ago I put up a question to my contacts on the whatsapp platform – Is once saved, forever saved?
I got a lot of interesting and passionate feedback and what was common among these feedbacks was conviction. Conviction which could only have been born out of a personal bible study. And the fact that there are young people out there who are not only dependent on what their pastor has to say but also chiefly on what the word of God has to say, gives me indescribable joy.
Now to the question, is once saved forever saved? Some say yes and some say no.
And my take on it?
Whether it is once saved, forever saved or once saved, not forever saved, as Christians we are dead to sin and are called to walk in newness of life.
Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? God forbid.(Romans 6).
(Hebrews 10:26, 27) For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
As I like to ask myself and anyone who cares to hear me, why in the world would I want to concern myself with whether it is once saved, forever saved or whether it is not?
I have been saved and therefore have been called to be like Christ(Colossians 3, Romans 8:29), and to be less is to settle for a life of mediocrity.
Now who wants that? 🤷
Being saved is not just about heaven but living a victorious life here on earth, and how can that happen when we are servants to sin? (Romans 6:13-23).
I’m not saying we are perfect because there are days…. O yes brethren, I, Oge know of those days…🙈
But, let’s not settle for less rather, let’s make conscious decisions daily to walk in the Spirit so that we will not fulfill the lust of the flesh(Galatians 5:16).
I welcome you to 2019 officially from my end🤗.
And this year, I believe you and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.