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Bishop David Oyedepo Needs Proof on Once Saved Always Saved

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My video to proof to Bishop Oyedepo that he knows nothing about Once Saved Saved Always Saved.

If you are still following the man blindly, you need to get back to the Bible and refute everything I will outline in this outline.

Can a child of God so apostatize as to be finally lost? The Word of God, and it alone, can authoritatively, satisfactorily, and finally answer this question. Experience cannot answer it, for experiences vary among different individuals, and even in the same individual, and therefore cannot speak with authority, for it has a varied voice. Observation cannot answer this question because observation cannot have full and perfect information. First, one can never know by what he sees and hears of another whether that other is a saved person or not. And second, if he knew that much, he could never know whether or not that one was finally lost. And to prove the certainty of final apostasy one must show beyond all doubt one of two things: (1) That the one lost had been a saved person; (2) that the one saved was lost.

None can answer but the divinely inspired, unalterable, and eternal Word. The Bible must be our final court of appeal in all matters of faith and practice. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine … for instruction in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16), “to the law and to the testimony” (Isa. 8:20). “Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures” (Matt. 22:29). Let us therefore “[reason] … out of the Scriptures” (Acts 17:2) and “search the Scriptures” (Jn. 5:39), and in so doing be “more noble” (Acts 17:11) than others and also shall through comfort of the Scriptures have hope (Rom. 15:4) and light (Psa. 119:130) and wisdom (Psa. 19:7) and faith (Jn. 20:31) and joy (Psa. 19:8). What, then, do the Scriptures teach regarding the safety of a saved soul?

1st ARGUMENT FOR ETERNAL SECURITY: Because self-righteousness did not save us in the first place, it is not a basis upon which salvation can be continued or lost. Salvation is not earned by works, kept by works or lost by works.
Titus 3:5
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

2nd SECOND ARGUMENT FOR ETERNAL SECURITY: If God bestows initial salvation without effort, but then requires us to perform to maintain salvation, then salvation is no longer a gift. Salvation is not given or maintained by works. I’m certainly not minimizing living a life for God, but I’m saying that those maintaining a holy life is not a basis upon which you can boost your salvation, if it was, then it’s a doctrine of works. As most of you know, the Bible clearly teaches we’re not saved by works.

Rom 11:6  And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

See (Eph 2:8-9, Phil 3:9, Gal 2:16, 2:21 Rom 1:16, 3:20, 4:5, 5:1,11:6, Acts 13:39 etc)

3rd ARGUMENT FOR ETERNAL SECURITY: If a believer or if a Christian can lose his or her salvation, then eternal life is no longer eternal. Many passages teach that once you receive the free gift of God it is, in fact, eternal life (John 3:15-16, Jo 5:24, John 17:3, 1 John 5:13). The same Greek word in these verses translated as “eternal” (aionios) is used for God’s nature (an example is in Romans 16:26). Since God is eternal/forever, then the life in God that He gives you, by definition, has to last forever and it’s impossible to lose something that’s eternal. There cannot be a termination point if someone has really received eternal life any more than there can be a termination point in God Himself.

Hebrews 9:12  Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Hebrews 5:9  And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

We have eternal life when we respond to the whatsoever will’s call.

2Thessalonians 1:8  In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

4th ARGUMENT FOR ETERNAL SECURITY: If a believer can lose salvation, then it makes the Bible’s promises untrue. There are some things God can’t do; He can’t do things that contradict His nature and He can’t lie and misrepresent. See (Num 23:19; Rom 3:4; 2 Cor 1:20; Tit 1:2; Heb 6:18; 10:23)

5th ARGUMENT FOR ETERNAL SECURITY: The Spirit’s seal cannot be broken (see Eph 1:13-14, 4:30, 2 Cor 1:22), so if a Christian could lose his salvation, then the Holy Spirit has failed in His sealing ministry. When the Spirit of God placed the seal on us, signifying that we belong to God & we are His property.

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