Judas Iscariot was once saved and chosen by Christ as an apostle and a disciple. If Judas Iscariot repented after realising consequences of his betrayal of Christ, he would have been forgiven. As long as the carnal flesh body is alive on earth it has tendency to sin. For the devil is a roaring lion seeking those who allow him to devour them. Jesus said perilous times will come so things will be so bad if the elect are not discerning they can fall away.That is why it is important to crucify the flesh. Adam and Eve were under direct control of God their Creator Owner who regularly visited them in the garden of Eden. Yet deceived by satan who caused them to sin causing sin nature to enter all humanity. Adam and Eve were perfect before the fall. Since fall the Bible warns the one who thinks they are standing firmly without sin, must beware less they fall. The believer is encouraged not to compromise faith due to hard times or end -time difficulties. Some may ask if God truly loves why does all these things happen so doubt, greed and fear cause some to fall away. Only Jesus set the perfect example of resisting and overcoming all temptations. It takes the Grace and Mercy of God to ENDURE TO THE END TO BE SAVED.
BEWARE OF DISTORTED SHEEP-TALK BY STEVE FINNELL
Do dead sheep have eternal security? Can sheep ever be lost? The favorite proof text of advocates for the erroneous doctrine of “once saved always saved” is John 10:27-28.
John 10:27-28 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me, 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.
Jesus said His sheep hear His voice. Jesus told us all how to become a member of His flock. (Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved…..) If you have not believed and have not been baptized in water, then you have not listened to the voice of Jesus. There is only one way to become a sheep.
Jesus said His sheep follow Him, He did not say that He would force them to become sheep.
Jesus said His sheep will be given eternal life and no one will snatch them from His hand.
No one can snatch you from the hand of Jesus, however, you can choose to leave His hand voluntarily.
Matthew 10:22 You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
Why would Jesus instruct His sheep to endure to the end, in order to be saved, if the sheep were once saved always saved?
DO DEAD SHEEP HAVE ETERNAL SECURITY?
Acts 5:1-11…..3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back some of the price of the land? 4 …..You have not lied to men but to God.”5 And as he heard these words, Ananias fell down and breathed his last. (Did this dead sheep, who lied to God, have eternal security?)
Acts 5:11 And great fear came over the whole church, and over all who heard of these things.(Why would the whole church be in fear because of two dead sheep if all the sheep were once saved always saved?)
SHEEP HAVE FREE-WILL!
1 Timothy 5:14-15 Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, bear children, keep house, and give the enemy no occasion for reproach; 15 for some have already turned aside to follow Satan.
Satan did not snatch these widows from the hand of Jesus, these sheep made a choice to follow Satan.
1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
The love of money can cause sheep to wander from the faith. Satan has no power to force people from the faith. Men have a choice.
1 Timothy 4:1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith…..
The Holy Spirit says some sheep will fall from the faith.
Who do you trust the Holy Spirit or John Calvin?
DO UNREPENTANT SHEEP, WHO HAVE GONE ASTRAY, HAVE ETERNAL SECURITY? NO!
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