“I have noticed this, that people who believe in ‘once saved always saved’ believe it because they’ve listened to someone who taught it. I’ve met many people who’ve only got their Bible, particularly the people in prison, for example, and with only the Bible they all come out on the other side. They’ve read in their Bible warnings that you can lose your faith.
In fact, I’ve discovered there are 80 passages in the New Testament that warn us not to lose what we’ve found in Christ. And when you look up those 80 passages it’s pretty impressive. Every writer in the New Testament has a warning somewhere, or a statement that we need to continue in faith, and not just start in faith.”
“Paul has some very clear statements. In Romans 11, which preachers rarely quote, it says: ‘if you do not continue in His kindness you too will be cut off.'”
According to what Jesus said to the church of Sardis, only those who overcome will not have their names removed from the Book of Life.
Transcribed by Jeff Fenske
Video also available here
Published on Jan 28, 2013
On the Revelation TV series ‘Heroes of the Faith’, Gordon Pettie
interviews David Pawson.
In these three interviews, David responds in a fluent and concise
manner to the questions put to him, drawing on his wealth of
knowledge and experience and giving Biblical insight on the following topics:
• The Bible itself
• The relevance of the statement ‘once saved, always saved?’
• Marriage and Divorce
The interviews are approximately 30mins each and would be excellent for Bible study groups and discussion.
For more, please visit our website http://www.inspirational.org.nz
(video) Pawson: ‘Once Saved, Always Saved?: A Study in Perseverance and Inheritance’ — “If you stay in the Vine you go on having eternal life. But if you drift away you lose the life, because the branches don’t have life in themselves” • Over 80 passages in the NT warn us • Jesus came to save us from our sins, to make us perfect
(video) David Pawson: The True God and The True Gospel — “We have had what I believe is an overemphasis on the God of love in our preaching to non-believers, something that the New Testament apostles never did”
(video) David Pawson on PAUL and JAMES: Paul was defending Gentiles from JEWISH *works-of-the-law* LEGALISM; James was defending Jews from Gentile LICENSE TO SIN. • When Paul says ‘WORKS’ he means *works of the law,* but James means *actions*. • “Faith without actions cannot save you.” • FAITH + ACTIONS = SAVING FAITH!
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”