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Calvinism: Perseverance of the Saints Are Christians Once Saved, Always Saved?

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Passages That Teach Conditional Security of Christians

  • John 8:31,32 "if you abide (continue, remain) in my word"
  • John 8:51 "if anyone keeps my word"
  • John 15:2,6,10 "if anyone does not abide. . .if you keep my commandments"
  • Rom. 8:12,13 "if living to the flesh, you must die"
  • 1 Cor. 15:1,2 "if you hold fast the word"
  • Gal. 5:1-4            "if you receive circumcision (go back to the Law)"
  • Gal. 6:7-9            "if we do not grow weary"
  • Col. 1:21-23 "if you continue"
  • Heb. 3:12-14 "if we hold fast"
  • Heb. 10:26-31 "if we go on sinning willfully, . . .no more sacrifice for sins"
  • 10:29 "he who has trampled the Son of God, treated blood as unholy, insulted the Spirit"
  • Heb. 10:35-39 "if he shrinks back"
  • 2 Pet. 1:5-11 "if these qualities are yours, you will never stumble"
  • 2 Pet. 2:20-22 "if he is entangled and overcome, then the last state is worse than    the first"  (these are Christians 2 Pet. 1:3,4)
  • 1 John 1:6,7 "if we walk in the light" 
  • 1 John 1:9  "if we confess our sins"
  • 1 John 2:24,25 "if (what you heard from the beginning) remains in you, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father."

If there were only one Scriptural condition in this list, one would be enough to show that our salvation is conditional.