Once saved, always saved is a common misconception today. The Bible is abundantly clear that salvation can be lost.
|2 Peter 3:17,18
||...beware lest you also fall from
your own steadfastness, being led away with the error
of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever.
||Brethren, if anyone among you wanders
from the truth, and someone turns him back, 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
have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be
justified by law; you have fallen from
||Therefore consider the goodness and
severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you,
goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise
you also will be cut off.
|2 Peter 2:20-22
if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the
world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the
latter end is worse for them than the beginning. 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. 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 body of His flesh through death, to present you
holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight
-- 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.
|1 John 1:7
if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have
fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His
Son cleanses us from all sin.
it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have
tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the
Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the
powers of the age to come, 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.
||He who overcomes shall
be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out
his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
if we sin willfully after we have received the
knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice
for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment,
and fiery indignation which will devour the
we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the
beginning of our confidence steadfast to the