Does the Bible teach Conditional Security or Eternal Security (Once Saved Always Saved)?
Have you ever heard an eternal security adherent use the following argument against a conditional security for the believer? Dan Corner shows how to respond.
There are an equal number of Scriptures that teach Once Saved Always Saved as there are that don’t. Therefore, you can’t be emphatic about a conditional security for the believer.
To believe such a statement implies the Bible contradicts itself. Dear reader, it is absolutely impossible for the Bible to teach both Once Saved Always Saved and a conditional security. One must be wrong!
It is true, however, that Once Saved Always Saved has arguments that seem at first glance to be supported by Scripture, but none of them really are. The Scriptures usually cited for Once Saved Always Saved are either taken out of context (like Jn. 10:28), unrelated to the subject (like Jn. 19:30) or misused in some other way.
The Bible teaches a conditional security for the believer. The sooner people realize this, the sooner they will be set on their spiritual guard to endure to the end for the sake of their salvation (Mt. 10:22; Heb. 3:14; Rev. 2:10,11). Millions of souls may perish without this vital information. Once saved always saved (or eternal security) must be rejected as the licence for immorality that it really is.