If there is "Once saved, always saved." - how do you account for the verse "the wages of sin are death."?
- Anonymous4 months agoFavourite answer
The Bible teaches that no man can count himself saved this side of heaven.
2 Corinthians 5:10 KJV — For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Matthew 24:13 KJV — But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Hebrews 12:4 — After all, you have not yet given your lives in your struggle against sin.
1 Corinthians 10:12 KJV — Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
- Chi girlLv 74 months ago
"Once saved always saved" is a crock. NO one stops sinning by becoming a Christian. We sin all our lives and have to keep repenting.Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
- DougLv 54 months ago
That verse supports the doctrine of eternal security since it doesn't say "the wages of sin is good works." Note that everyone who denies eternal security believes that some kind of good works are required in order to get to heaven. However, we need a substitutionary death payment if we hope to get to heaven precisely because "the wages of sin is death."
The truth is that death leads to heaven or hell, and the only way to heaven is through faith in Jesus Christ.
The Bible is very clear that no one can earn their way to heaven since good works do not pay for sins. See Gal. 2:16, Rom. 3:23-28, 4:4-5, Eph. 2:8-9, Tit. 3:5. The only way to heaven is by believing in Jesus for His free gift of eternal life. Jesus shed His blood on the cross as the full payment for our sins. He did all the work; all He requires of us is that we believe in Him. Once you believe in Jesus Christ to save you, you are secure forever!
Because we have all sinned against a perfectly holy and righteous God, we all deserve eternal separation from God in hell (Rom. 6:23). However, God loves us so much that He sent His only Son Jesus to die on the cross as our Substitute so we don't have to go to hell. Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose from the grave three days later (1 Cor. 15:3-4). He gives eternal life freely to anyone who simply believes in Him for it. No one can be saved by doing good works. Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone (Eph. 2:8-9).
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life" (John 6:47).
- UserLv 74 months ago
The "once saved, always saved" crowd
believes that those not saved suffer "the second death" (i.e. are consigned to eternal torment in Hell)
but that the saved (to the contrary) enjoy eternal life in paradise.
See: Rev 20:10-15
all suffer "the first death", the death of our mortal, human bodies
(possible exception: those who believe in the Rapture believe that those "taken up" in the Rapture do not suffer "the first death")
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- 4 months ago
Once saved always saved is not good doctrine, It sells, it tickles itching ears but it is not true. While we can loose our salvation like we do our car keys but we can throw it way like we do and empty soda bottle. Judas threw his away for 30 pieces of silver. Demus (i think his name was) threw his way for preeminence in the early church.
- Anonymous4 months ago
"Once saved always saved" is a theological error. It is right up there with the rapture.
- MalcolmLv 74 months ago
Or Gal. 5:4 or Heb. 6:4-6 and especially 2 Peter 2:21-22.