There has been controversy about once saved always saved. Personally I believe we are. Only Jesus saves! Romans 10:9 tells us what we must do to be saved. Once we make the vow we are saved. What man has authority to take from you what God has given you? Not one!
I firmly believe people backslide back into the world, but in their hearts they know the way. They turn from Jesus, but the seed has already been planted. When we become saved, we accept the seed planted into us. It is like we are birth from the womb into salvation. No man can take our being saved away, because no man had the power or authority to give us salvation.
I believe this is why the Bible says “train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” When we give ourselves to Christ it is the beginning of a life time journey. However, for most to include myself we receive salvation, but then we turn to the world. I got saved at 12. What did I know, nothing? I was well into my late 30’s early 40’s before I truly adopted a relationship with Jesus Christ. I repented for all of my sins and for turning back into the world. I was overjoyed, because I know He was with me through all of my mess. It could of been me dead and gone many times, but He kept me covered. I can’t ever thank Him enough!
I believe a person can repent and go back to Jesus, because they never lost their salvation, they lost their way! What they accepted when they got saved is in them. Somewhere in life they got off the path and turned back to the world. It doesn’t mean they forgot what they accepted into their life. Anyone can go back to Christ by repenting and asking Him back into their life. He never leaves us, we leave Him! He’s always waiting to welcome us back!
There are a lot of people who think they’ve messed up so bad they can’t go back. I don’t care what you’ve done you can always go back to Jesus. “He is the “way, the truth, and the light, no man cometh unto the Father, but by Him.” To make it to the Kingdom to meet our Creator (Our Father God), we have to believe in His Son Jesus (Romans 10:9).
Never allow anyone to deter you from going back to Jesus, your very soul is dependent on it. You can do so at anytime and anywhere. The problem with many people is once saved they think it gets them into Heaven. Wrong! It gives you salvation, it gives you the opportunity to know him personally and to live for Him. Jesus already paid the price for us when He died on the Cross! It doesn’t give you a seat in the Kingdom. We have to work for it. We must be born again, which means repentance of our sins and letting go of the ways of this world.
Too many want to hang on to the world, whilst professing Christ. These people are liars! You can’t serve God and the adversary the devil! You’re either for Jesus or against Him there are no other options. It saddens me the many people I know who profess with their mouths one thing, yet they live another. No one can truly love Jesus when they live this way. To love Him is to live for Him, point blank! We must be born again and we must live holy. We can’t pick Him up when we feel like following Him and put Him down when we feel like following the world. That is NOT how it works!
Jesus paved the way for salvation. He paid the price for us to have the opportunity and the ability to live holy lives. It is people who do not want this beautiful blessing. Sadly many people love the world more. They want affiliation, but no true relationship with Him. It doesn’t work! We must have the connection through a daily personal relationship with Him. We must be about our Father’s business every single day all day long. We must walk by faith and not by sight and we must allow the Holy Spirit as our lead and guide. It teaches us and strengthens us so that we can maintain and live holy lives. This is free to all who choose it! Still many talk it, but they don’t walk it! If we say we love Him we must live for Him, not sometimes, but all of the time!