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First of all, I just want to say that I try and like to let the Word of God speak to your hearts, to let the Scriptures speak to you without inserting a “play-by-play” of opinions, descriptions, interpretations, or views by simply using as many Scriptures, the Word of God as I can collate. I like to use my comments as a tool pointing you toward the truth of the Scripture, and letting the Word of God speak out to you, if you are so inclined to have an open heart, mind and eyes?
Once saved always saved? Not so!
This presentation is here only to give you the truth so that you can have the hope to be ultimately saved!
People believe and have even said that God’s love is unconditional, however, that is not so, that is not the truth. If God’s love is unconditional, then no one would ultimately end up in hell?
When you read the following Scriptures, you will note or hopefully note certain key words that will tell you directly what the ultimate fate would be.
1Corinthians 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand,
1Corinthians 15:2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.
As you can see above, the key word is “if” and phrase is, “if you hold fast the word”. So as we can see, there is a stipulation, “if”?
1Corinthians 15:33 Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”
1Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.
Here again, we are told, “not to sin”, for ultimately it will be to our shame? We can still be deceived, we can still sin.
1Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Here again, the above Scripture tells us to be steadfast, immovable, and abounding, otherwise, our labour would be in vain? Why would we be told this if our salvation is already sealed, already confirmed, already secured? We still have to be steadfast, working on keeping our salvation to the end.
In the following Scriptures, here, Paul is telling us that again we are susceptible of losing our salvation if we become deceived, and begin to turn away from the true Gospel of Christ. Again, we need to be steadfast in the Word of God.
Galatians 1:6 I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel,
Galatians 1:7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.
Galatians 1:8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
Galatians 1:9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
The following Scriptures again beg the question of not following the truth of God’s Word, that there will, and could be some that will ultimately fall away from the Grace of God, from salvation.
Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?
Galatians 3:2 This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Galatians 3:3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?
Galatians 3:4 Have you suffered so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain?
The following Scriptures will speak loudly about being deceived, about falling back into sin, and about ultimately falling from Grace!
Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
Galatians 5:2 Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing.
Galatians 5:3 And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law.
Galatians 5:4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
Galatians 5:5 For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
Galatians 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.
Galatians 5:7 You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?
Galatians 5:8 This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you.
Galatians 5:9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
Galatians 5:10 I have confidence in you, in the Lord, that you will have no other mind; but he who troubles you shall bear his judgment, whoever he is.
Galatians 5:11 And I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution? Then the offense of the cross has ceased.
Galatians 5:12 I could wish that those who trouble you would even cut themselves off!
Galatians 5:13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.”
Galatians 5:15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!
Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
Galatians 5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,
Galatians 5:20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,
Galatians 5:21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Galatians 5:23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Galatians 5:24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Galatians 5:26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
The following Scriptures once proclaim the urgency to become steadfast in the Word of God, lest anyone lose heart and grow weary and fall away from God.
Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.
Galatians 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
Galatians 6:4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
Galatians 6:5 For each one shall bear his own load.
Galatians 6:6 Let him who is taught the Word share in all good things with him who teaches.
Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
Galatians 6:8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Galatians 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Another Scripture examining the point of remaining steadfast in the Word of God, increasing in knowledge and fully pleasing Him.
Colossians 1:9 For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
Colossians 1:10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Again, the key word here is “if”, if indeed you continue in the faith, being steadfast and not becoming deceived.
Colossians 1:21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled
Colossians 1:22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight—
Colossians 1:23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.
Here is one single verse that stings!
Colossians 3:25 But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality.
And yet another single verse that delivers a truthful statement of not being steadfast and thus being deceived.
1Thessalonians 3:5 For this reason, when I could no longer endure it, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter had tempted you, and our labour might be in vain.
Another single verse that more than stands out!
1Thessalonians 3:8 For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord.
We must continue to increase in knowledge and abound in love, so that our hearts may be established in holiness in God’s Word.
1Thessalonians 3:12 And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you,
1Thessalonians 3:13 so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.
If we are once saved always saved, then God would not being using the phrase, “counted worthy”? nor, a word like “endure”? We must keep the Word of God, being grounded in His love thoroughly so that we can be counted worthy when Jesus comes for His Bride.
2Thessalonians 1:4 so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure,
2Thessalonians 1:5 which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer;
Once again, two more Scriptures emphasizing the fact that we must continue steadfast in the Word of God so that we can be counted worthy of His calling.
2Thessalonians 1:11 Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power,
2Thessalonians 1:12 that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Another single verse that continues the fact of being steadfast in God’s Word.
2Thessalonians 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.
The following Scriptures speak of continuing in God’s Word otherwise, you risk being deceived and falling away from the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.
1Timothy 1:3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia—remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
1Timothy 1:4 nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.
1Timothy 1:5 Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith,
1Timothy 1:6 from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk,
1Timothy 1:7 desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.
A single verse stating to remain in the true Gospel while continuing in it!
1Timothy 4:16 Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.
The following Scriptures use the key word, “if” and “endure”. Those that endure to the end shall be saved! If you endure to the end!
2Timothy 2:11 This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him.
2Timothy 2:12 If we endure, We shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us.
2Timothy 2:13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.
2Timothy 2:14 Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers.
2Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2Timothy 2:16 But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness.
2Timothy 2:17 And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort,
2Timothy 2:18 who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past; and they overthrow the faith of some.
2Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”
2Timothy 2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honour and some for dishonour.
2Timothy 2:21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honour, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.
2Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
2Timothy 2:23 But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife.
2Timothy 2:24 And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient,
2Timothy 2:25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth,
2Timothy 2:26 and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.
We ultimately must endure and persevere!
2Timothy 3:7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
2Timothy 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith;
2Timothy 3:9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.
2Timothy 3:10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance,
2Timothy 3:11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra–what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me.
2Timothy 3:12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
2Timothy 3:13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.
2Timothy 3:14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them,
We must “endure”, keep the sound doctrine, be not deceived and keep fighting the good fight that will keep on us on the right track. The following Scriptures tells us!
2Timothy 4:2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
2Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;
2Timothy 4:4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
2Timothy 4:5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
2Timothy 4:6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.
2Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Avoid foolish disputes about many things, as they will ultimately cause us to stumble and fall.
Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.
Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless.
Another single verse that speaks out.
Titus 3:14 And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful.
And yet another “If”!
Hebrews 3:6 but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.
There are no “if’s” ands or buts about what the following Scriptures is saying and requiring?
Hebrews 3:12 Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God;
Hebrews 3:13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
Hebrews 3:14 For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end,
Wow, here is an overwhelming and powerful verse that tells you directly!
Hebrews 4:1 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.
And this verse is pretty blatantly obvious of what it is saying about anyone falling away and losing out on their salvation!
Hebrews 4:11 Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.
The following Scriptures tells us again that by not being steadfast in His Word, you will fall away and lose out on your salvation altogether!
Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit,
Hebrews 6:5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,
Hebrews 6:6 if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.
The following two verses scream out about enduring to the end!
Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end,
Hebrews 6:12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
The following next Scriptures tells us in no uncertain terms that we are not, “once saved always saved?” Key words here, “hold fast” and “if”.
Hebrews 10:22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,
Hebrews 10:25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
Hebrews 10:27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.
These following Scriptures should more than confirm that, “once saved, always saved” is Not true! The Scriptures speak of not throwing away your confidence, of needing endurance, of continuing in the Faith, and finally, if someone draws away from God? These verses definitely speak of losing your salvation, losing the grace that God had bestowed upon you. So be careful not to be deceived!
Hebrews 10:35 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.
Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:
Hebrews 10:37 “For yet a little while, and He who is coming will come and will not tarry.
Hebrews 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.”
Hebrews 10:39 But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.
This next single verse tells us that we must continue to endure, that there is a race that we must race, and for us to finish the race, we must continue to endure to the end.
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
The following Scriptural verses depict a scenario of Parenting? If you are chastened by God, you are His son, but, if you are not chastened, then you are illegitimate, you are not a child of God.
Hebrews 12:3 For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.
Hebrews 12:4 You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.
Hebrews 12:5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;
Hebrews 12:6 For whom the LORD loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.”
Hebrews 12:7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?
Hebrews 12:8 But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.
Hebrews 12:9 Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?
Hebrews 12:10 For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness.
Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
Hebrews 12:12 Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees,
Hebrews 12:13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.
Hebrews 12:14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:
Hebrews 12:15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;
Hebrews 12:16 lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.
Hebrews 12:17 For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears.
The following verses again speak of endurance, of being deceived and being drawn away from God via sin, by giving in to temptation. Do not be deceived, you can fall away from God’s salvation if you go back and continue in sin!
James 1:12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
James 1:13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
James 1:14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.
James 1:15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
James 1:16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.
The following Scriptures tell us that we must abstain from sin, but also to be doers of the Word of God. We must be steadfast and continue in the Word of God by keeping the Faith, and by doing what the Word of God lays out for us to do, and not just hearers of His Word?
James 1:19 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;
James 1:20 for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
James 1:21 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
James 1:23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror;
James 1:24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.
James 1:25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
James 1:26 If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless.
James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
Here is an obvious Scripture that explicitly mentions the fact that someone can fall or turn away from God, from the truth, but if a brethren turns him around, he can be saved once again!
James 5:19 Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back,
James 5:20 let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.
The following Scriptures speak of the things we need to emerge ourselves in, and the desire to make sure we stay immersed in the Word of God so that we can be sure of our salvation! Specifically, 2Peter 1:10 says it all here.
2Peter 1:4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
2Peter 1:5 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,
2Peter 1:6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,
2Peter 1:7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.
2Peter 1:8 For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2Peter 1:9 For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.
2Peter 1:10 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;
The Scriptures here pretty much says it all as well! It speaks of someone becoming saved, knowing the Way of righteousness, but somehow, for some reason turning away from the Word of God. Again, don’t be deceived, you can fall away and lose your salvation, don’t be that person!
2Peter 2:20 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.
2Peter 2:21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.
2Peter 2:22 But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”
The following Scriptures below are so very important, as are all of them of course! Don’t be caught turning away once you have been enlightened to the Word of God.
2Peter 3:14 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless;
2Peter 3:15 and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation–as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you,
2Peter 3:16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.
2Peter 3:17 You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked;
2Peter 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.
Is the truth in you? Do you know the truth? Do you know what the truth is? But once you do know the truth, don’t turn away from it! Continue in it, continue seeking for more, and becoming grounded, steadfast in the Word of God. And again, the key word “if” is here.
1John 2:3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.
1John 2:4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1John 2:5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.
1John 2:6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
Here is a single verse depicting what the ultimate outcome could for those that does not abide in Christ to the end.
1John 2:17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
The next two Scriptures are so powerful, it demands your complete attention!
1John 3:9 Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.
1John 3:10 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.
If you are born of God, you do not sin! However, if you do sin, it means you have fallen away and/or are falling away. But you can come back to God, but come back soon!
1John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.
1John 5:19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.
1John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
Don’t lose those things you have worked for to know, is what these next verses proclaim!
2John 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.
2John 1:9 Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.
Don’t stumble, don’t fall back, don’t give in to temptation and sin! Jesus is coming back for those that are faultless, blameless, spotless and without blemish, all of these things depicting being without sin!
Jude 1:24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
All praise, glory and honour to God our Father and to our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ!