Lordship Salvation Exposed and works VS faith

What is Lordship Salvation?

“The gospel call to faith presupposes that sinners must repent of their sin and yield to Christ’s authority.” In other words, a sinner who refuses to repent is not saved, for he cannot cling to his sin and the Savior at the same time. And a sinner who rejects Christ’s authority in his life does not have saving faith, for true faith encompasses a surrender to God. Thus, the gospel requires more than making an intellectual decision or mouthing a prayer; the gospel message is a call to discipleship. The sheep will follow their Shepherd in submissive obedience.”- John MacArthur

Lordship salvation is a false doctrine where people believe you must repent from your sins to get saved and/or stay saved. A lot of Lordship salvationist believe to repent from a sin is to stop committing the sin. So according to the Lordship Salvationist if you smoke cigarettes then you must repent from smoking cigarettes because you’re defiling the temple of God (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). If you wake up at 11:00 in the afternoon then you’re lazy and you need to repent from slothfulness to be saved. If you’re fat then you must repent from eating so much to get saved. Gluttony is a sin (Proverbs 23:20). If you’re a fat christian then you’re in risk of loosing your salvation. The bible says the thought of foolishness is sin (Proverbs 24:9) so you must turn from all foolish thoughts to be saved and stay saved.

If you break ANY law in the bible then you are under sin….

1 John 3:4

“Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.”

Lordship salvationist like to choose which sins you have to repent from but the truth of the matter is, we’re all sinners, we all fall short of the glory of God, and we all sin everyday whether we know it or not. It’s impossible to repent from all sin because no one is perfect. Some people have a hard time believing that Jesus can forgive us of ALL sins.

Romans 3:23

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

Romans 7:18

“For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.”

Even the best of Christians still commit sin! Believers should try their hardest not to sin but it’s impossible for us to repent from all sin. How can you tell an unsaved person to give up their sins to be saved or to stay saved? What percentage of sins must a person give up to be saved? What types of sin must they give up? The answer is none! Christ bore the weight of our sins upon the cross so that we wouldn’t have to because he knows it’s impossible for us to repent from all sin. If it were possible for us to repent from all sin then Jesus wouldn’t have had to die for all of our sins! Anyone who places the weight of sin upon the sinner’s shoulder as part of salvation is preaching a false gospel.

Galatians 1:8-9

8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

Our part in salvation is simply to acknowledge that we are a guilty sinner in God’s eyes and to BELIEVE THE GOSPEL. Jesus paid it all!!!

There is a woeful misunderstanding about repentance circulating in our churches today. Lordship Salavtionist will say “Works doesn’t include repenting of sin because works is just the good deeds you do”. This is false and can easily be refuted with scripture. Works includes good deeds and repenting of sin. Undeniable proof is in Jonah 3:9-10 where it says “And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way;”. This is a very clear scripture that proves turning from sin (repenting of sin) is in fact works.

Jonah 3:9-10

9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.

  • To repent is simply to turn from something but many Lordship Salvationist just say to repent is to stop committing sin. Surely you don’t believe God has to turn from sin? God was the first one in the bible to repent!

Genesis 6:6

6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

1st John 2:12, “I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.” It doesn’t say “your past sins are forgiven” or “your sins are forgiven until you sin again”. It says “your sins are forgiven”. So we see that Jesus does in fact forgive our sins. Mark 1:15 proclaims, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.” Notice here that repentance led to believing the gospel—NO mention is made about making a commitment to God, nor forsaking sinful bad habits. And notice it just says “repent ye..” It doesn’t say “repent from sin, and believe the gospel.” because repenting from sin is works as Jonah 3:10 proves.

  • Lordship salvation is a works + faith doctrine to salvation. You must repent from sin and follow all the commandments to stay saved. But the law can’t save you or keep you saved so Lordship Salvation is a false salvation!
  • Lordship Salvationist believe they can loose the Holy Ghost then get it back, loose the Holy Ghost, then get it back, loose it and get it back and on and on. There is no security in this salvation. This is a constant insecurity of salvation because you’re trusting in your works rather than the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ. If you are a Lordship Salavtionist and feel secure that your going to heaven it’s because you’re a puffed up, self-righteous fool and fail to understand how sinful you really are.

You cant have it both ways! Salvation is only by grace through faith in Jesus.

Ephesians 2:8-9

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Romans 11:6

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 it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

If you have the slightest belief that your works can save you then it’s not of grace anymore as Romans 11:6 says. All of your faith has to be in Jesus saving you because it is by his grace! If I buy you a gift but ask you for just one penny as payment then it’s no longer a gift. Well the bible says salvation is a gift from God to all who have faith. It wouldn’t be a gift if you had to work for it and works include repenting from sin.

The bible doesn’t teach anywhere that you can lose the Holy Ghost once you believe. It actually teaches that once you have the Holy Ghost inside of you then you have it forever. Prove of this is in John 14…

John 14:16-18

16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

What is the “Comforter”???

26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

The Holy Ghost is inside of you forever after you believe so what makes you think believers that have the Holy Ghost inside of them have the potential to lose salvation and go to hell? John 14 says you have the Holy Ghost inside of you forever so that destroys the belief Lordship Salvationist have that they can lose the Holy Ghost…so if you have it forever but still believe you can loose salvation, then you must believe it’s possible for you to go to hell with the Holy Ghost inside of you. I can’t even begin to describe how foolish this is nor do I believe I should have to.

Repent from this wicked doctrine and turn to true salvation!

Ephesians 1:13-14

13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.


Refuting scriptures that allegedly support the Lordship salvation heresy

James 2:17-24

17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

On the surface James 2 seems to be teaching that salvation is a works + faith system where you’ve gotta have works and faith to be saved and/or stay saved. Although when you take in account all of the New Testament scriptures about salvation being by grace through faith and believing, not by works; the interpretation that James 2 is about salvation opens up bible contradictions. The two doctrines are completely contrary to one another. For one to believe James 2 applies to salvation means they believe the bible has contradictions and this is why….

-Paul (the apostle for the church age) wrote the book of Galatians

Galatians 2:16

“Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.”

Paul makes it crystal clear in several different ways that no man is justified by the works of the law in the eyes of God.  Notice scripture says “that we might be justified by the faith of Christ,”

This verse alone contradicts James 2 ‘IF’ you apply salvation to James 2 as Lordship salvationist do. But James 2 (as I will prove) is not talking about salvation!

Galatians 3:11-14

“But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

Again, a very clear scripture teaching that man is justified by faith. I want you to keep in mind the scripture says “in the sight of God,” because we will go back to it showing its relation to James 2.
12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

-Verse 13 says Christ has redeemed us believers from the curse of the law!
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Galatians 3:22-25

“But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

-Notice all are under sin but the promise by faith of Jesus is given to those that believe.

23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

Acts 13:39

“And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.”

SO WHATS THE LAW FOR??

Galatians 3:24-25

24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

The bible says the law is our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ so that we might be justified by faith. Once we believe we are no longer under a schoolmaster/law. Now does this mean we as christians have a free pass to live like the devil and not follow the law? Absolutly not! I will go into this topic and what the bible says further down the post but this does not mean christians should just sin willingly without repentance. The law is the knowledge of sin….

Romans 3:20

“Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.”

Again remember “in his sight”…’his’ is talking about God.
So if we aren’t justified by the works of the law, how can we stay justified by our works? We can’t! Those that say works are proof of salvation are lying….

Romans 4:5-7

5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Romans 4:5 clearly says a person can be saved by his faith without ever having works to prove it. So if works doesn’t always accompany or prove salvation and people can be saved without works then people can’t stay saved by their works! Which means Lordship salvation is not biblical salvation!

6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,

NOTICE: “without works” Literally means NO WORKS! But his FAITH is counted for righteousness.

7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

Bible doesn’t say your sins are covered until you sin again, or stop going to church or stop praying. It says “whose sins are covered”. Sins are past, present and future.

Ephesians 2:8-9

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

-If you have to do works to stay saved then you have room to boast about the ability to stay saved.

There are hundreds of more scriptures that teach salvation is only by grace through faith contradicting the idea that salvation is a works + faith system. Romans 4:5 says a man who has no works but has faith, that his faith is counted for righteousness. Now that we’ve established that James 2:17 absolutely cannot be taking about salvation (because it would contradict the rest of the New Testament and Gods word has no contradictions) let’s understand what James 2:17 is talking about with proper context, rightly dividing the word of truth.

The church today gets their doctrine from Paul’s writings because he was appointed by Jesus to be our apostle. “For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:”- Romans 11:13

James 2:17-24

17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

Romans 4:5 alone proves a man can have faith without works but when you think about this with common sense, if “faith without works is dead” means that a true saved person has to have works to be saved, then “faith without works is dead” would be a meaningless statement. Why not just say “faith without works doesn’t exist”. That would make more sense and would actually fit the Lordship Salvationist interpretation. But the way the wording is proves in itself that faith without works does exist. For example: if I die today that doesn’t mean my body no longer exists. Same with James 2:17. “Faith without works is dead” doesn’t mean faith without works doesn’t exist and it doesn’t prove a true believer will also have works. What James 2:17 is saying is that if you have faith but don’t have works then your faith is not profiting anyone else therefore it is dead and it’s not growing. If something is growing then it has life which explains why he uses he word “dead”. Just like if I die today then my dead body will not be profiting anyone on this earth.

18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

It’s critical to note this is one man speaking to another man about the works they show proving their faith. Man sees your faith by your works. God sees your faith by looking at your heart. Remember no man is justified by the works of the law in Gods sight. -Galatians 3:11

19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

It’s quite sad that Lordship salvationist will use verse 19 as proof text that someone has to have works to be saved or stay saved. They say that because the devils also believe you therefore have to do works to separate yourself from the devils. This is just stupid. If the devils believed in Jesus the same way we believe in Jesus don’t you think they would be angles or saints of God instead of devils?! There’s a difference between believing in something and believing ON something. Every christian believes devils exist but no christian believes on devils for salvation! Believing on the Lord Jesus Christ is to put your trust in what he did on the cross for your sins and trusting only on him to be saved. Which brings me to my next point. You must believe the gospel to be saved! Verse 19 says “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe..” Never says that devils believe the gospel for salvation.

Muslims believe in one god. Satanists believe in one god. So are they saved? NO! So to say verse 19 proves you must show works to separate yourself from the devils who also “believe” is just stupid and shows how desperate these Lordship salvationist are to distort the word of God to fit their false doctrine.

20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

Now ask yourself, if no man is justified by works in the sight of God, then whose eyes was Abraham justified in the sight of? The only other option is mans eyes and Romans 4:1 proves that…. Compare James 2:21 to Romans 4:1.

Romans 4

“1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?

2 For IF Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.

-Romans 4:2 says if Abraham was justified by his works he has whereof to glory (before who? before man!!) NOT before God! In fact Abraham was already justified/saved before he offered up his son. In Genesis 12 Abraham is talking to God then in Genesis 15 the bible makes it clear that Abraham believes and his belief is accounted to him for righteousness. I mean do you really believe that after all those years of Abraham calling upon the name of the Lord, talking to God, even being called a prophet by God, that he wasn’t truly saved until he showed forth his works in Genesis 22? This is impossible according to when the bible says Abraham was counted unto righteousness in the sight of God.

Genesis 15:5-6

5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

6 And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

-Abraham believed and was his belief was counted for righteousness before Genesis 22 when he offered up his son. Romans 4:9 proves this even more. Please read carefully…

Romans 4:9-13

9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.

-God doesn’t condemn the righteous to hell! Abraham was saved by his faith!

“Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.“-Proverbs 11:21

Romans 4:10

10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

-The bible says Abraham was counted righteous in the eyes of God before he even got circumcised! Circumcision deals with the law (with the flesh) so this proves that keeping the law did not justify him before God.

11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:

-Notice “a seal of the righteousness of faith”

12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.

13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Romans 4:3-4

3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.

James 2:22-24

22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

Man justifies faith by the works of the law, God justifies by faith so verse 24 makes perfect sense when it says you aren’t justified by faith only. You are justified by man by your works and justified by God by your faith.

Conclusion on James 2: Abraham was justified in the eyes of God before he offered up his son but when he offered up his son his faith was justified in the eyes of men. Abraham is a great example to us christians that we should have faith and works but only faith will save you. James 2 is teaching us that we should have works to go along with our faith because people will justify our faith by our works. James 2 is NOT teaching that our works justify us before God thus leading to salvation. Justification and being saved go hand in hand. No justified person is thrown into hell. That would make God unjust and this goes against his word. So James 2:17 does not contradict Galatians 2:16, Galatians 3:11-14, Galatians 5:4, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 3:20, Romans 4:5, Romans 8:3, Acts 13:39, 2 Timothy 1:9 and many more verses that teach salvation is not of work because James 2 is not even about salvation!


People that believe you can lose your salvation will use Matthew 7:21-23 as a proof text. They fail to realize Matthew 7:21 only argues against their false doctrine even more…

Matthew 7:21

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Lordship salvationist will take verse 21 and say that the “will of the father” includes works we must do but what really is the “will of the Father” that John is taking about in verse 21? Read John 6:39—-

John 6:39

And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”

The will of the Father is that he should loose nothing and everyone who believes on Jesus may ‘have’ (present tense) everlasting life!

Matthew 7:22-23

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Notice Matthew 7:22 says “and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?”

Of course these people weren’t saved! They were trusting in their works to be saved which proves the heresy of Lordship salvation wrong even more!! Think about this for a second. Let’s say you get to heavens gates and God says you can’t come in. Would you start listing off the good works you’ve done to convince him to let you in? Or would you say “BUT I BELIEVED IN YOU JESUS!!” The bible makes it so clear that anyone who believes on Jesus will be saved so any true christian would say “But I believed in you”. Since these people in Matthew 7:22 mentioned their good works and failed to mention what really saves us, it’s obvious that these people weren’t saved to begin with. The bible is teaching in Matthew 7 that there will be people who think they’re saved because they’re trusting in good works to save them, rather than putting all their trust in Jesus to wash all their sins away.

And in case you’re not convinced, verse 23 proves without doubt that these people were never saved to begin with. Notice the verse reads “I never knew you”…If he never knew them then they were never saved! “23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

John 10:27

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”

Conclusion on Matthew 7:21-22: This passage of scripture does not support the doctrine of Lordship salvation because in the verse it proves the people were never saved to begin with. They were trusting in their own good works to get them to heaven and Jesus said he NEVER knew them. Lordship salvationist trust in their works to keep them saved so they sound a lot like the people in Matthew 7:21-22.


In many cases, the passages of scripture Lordship Salvationist use to support their false doctrine, actually ends up working against it and proving salvation to be by faith alone. A good example of this is in Matthew 19:17. Lordship Salvationist will use this passage to say you must do good works plus faith for salvation since Jesus said “keep the commandments.” in response to the mans question “what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?”… They fail to realize they’re just like the rich man, completely missing what it takes to be saved.

Matthew 19:16-23

16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

  • First thing to point out is that the man in verse 16 doesn’t even recognize the first step we must take to be saved. We first have to acknowledge we are guilty sinners and this man obviously didn’t do the first step and proof of that is in verse 20. Notice he said “what GOOD THING shall I do…”. There is absolutely NO good thing you can do to be saved! For ALL have come short of the glory of God and there is none righteous but the Lord Jesus Christ.-Romans 3:10. So the rich man doesn’t recognize he’s not good enough to save himself by the law or any measure of wealth and he doesn’t recognize what it actually takes to be saved, which is our faith and faith alone!

18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

  • Verse 20 proves even more that this man is self-righteous and doesn’t recognize the fact that he’s a sinner. There is absolutely no way he really had kept every commandment from his youth up.

20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

  • Of course this man wasn’t perfect and Jesus obviously knew that. Jesus made an example of him that if you follow every single commandment and if you are perfect, then you will inherit eternal life. But the point is, NO ONE IS PERFECT. So actually there’s two ways to get to heaven. One way (which is impossible) is if you are perfect and never commit one sin then you’ll make it to heaven. The other way is to recognize you are a sinner and trust and believe on Jesus to save you. But in reality there is only one way to get to heaven and that’s by trusting in Jesus because no one is perfect.

22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

  • Why is it hard for a rich man to get into heaven? Because he’s trusting in his riches rather than the Lord Jesus Christ. Because he thinks he’s good enough to save himself.

25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Did you catch that? “With men this is impossible…” It is impossible for you to save yourself! Trusting in Jesus righteousness is the only way to be saved! Yet Lordship Salvationist believe their good works and faith can save them. You can’t have it both ways though. “And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.”-Romans 11:6


1 Corinthians 15:1-2

15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

-Lordship Salvationist will use 1 Corinthians 15:1 to try to prove that one can loose their salvation if someone believes in vain.

“Vain” in greek is  μάτην or matén which means in an unreal way, to no purpose.

If someone is believing in vain and have no real purpose to it then they weren’t saved to begin with! The bible teaches that believing must come from the heart…

Romans 10:8-11

8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

-Just like praying vain repetitions is not heard by God, the vain believing will not be justified before God. This is common sense.

Matthew 6:7

“But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.”

If we read more of 1 Corinthians 15 Paul proves these people aren’t saved….

1 Corinthians 15:12-14

“Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.”

Conclusion on 1 Corinthians 15: Paul is simply warning the churchgoers at Corinth that they better check their faith (see 2nd Corinthians 13:5), because some of them were denying the resurrection of Jesus Christ as indicated in verses 12-14. Why would Paul even bring this up if it wasn’t already a controversy? Obviously, such a person would not be saved if they didn’t believe the full gospel. If something is vain then it doesn’t have real purpose. The gospel would have absolutely zero real purpose or power if it wasn’t for the resurrection! So vain believers aren’t saved because they don’t believe the full gospel with their heart. 1 Corinthians 15 in no way proves that someone can loose their salvation.


Hebrews 6:4-6

“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.”

It’s ridiculous to say Hebrews 6:4-6 applies to believers loosing salvation because the verse says “For it is impossible“…

Does the bible teach that it’s impossible for believers to repent of sins? NO! Peter repented after he denied Christ. King David repented from his wicked acts. Surely you don’t believe Peter and David are in hell right now.

1 John 1:9

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

1 John 1:9 says if we confess our sins then God will forgive us of our sins, and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness. It doesn’t say “some unrighteousness” or “your past unrighteousness”, or your “future unrighteousness”. The bible says “ALL unrighteousness.” Past, present, and future.

Hebrews 6:4 is speaking about people who have heard the Gospel, have experienced the convicting power of the Holy Spirit, have had the Holy Spirit working with them, they have had the opportunity to get saved; but still rejected Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Another way to prove Hebrews 6:4 isn’t about saved people is the bible uses the word “taste”. Romans 6:4 says they TASTED of the heavenly gift…If someone gets a taste of something they only get a little bit but don’t fully experience it. These people tasted but never fully believed therefore they never experienced the Holy Spirit inside of them.

Lordship Salvationist will use this verse to prove someone can lose their salvation but ironically they also believe you can get your salvation back after you’ve lost it. If you apply this doctrine to Romans 6:4 and say people can loose their salvation then you also have to also believe its impossible to get your salvation back after you lost it. But this isn’t what the verse is saying.

Conclusion on Romans 6:4-6: This verse is saying that people who have heard the Gospel, have experienced the convicting power of the Holy Spirit, they’ve had the opportunity to get saved; but still rejected Jesus, that its impossible to be saved. Not that someone can loose their salvation after they believe.


John 15

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

Once again we see in John 15:2 there are those believers who have faith but not works therefore their faith profits no one. There is no indication in John 15 of someone loosing their faith resulting to a lost salvation. This passage is about fellowship with God. The bible uses the word ‘fruit’ because it’s relating it to the work we do for him (soul winning, praying, going to church, keeping commandments ect.). If you believe that John 15 means all believers who don’t have fellowship or keep his commandments aren’t truly saved then you must not believe there’s not many christians today. I know plenty of Christians that believe on Jesus but don’t ever read the bible or pray. They don’t ever have fellowship with God or do good works, but to say they’ve lost their salvation because of their own lack of fellowship contradicts the rest of the bible.

If we abide in him (keep fellowship with him) then we will produce fruit. “If we abide in him” doesn’t mean “if we believe in him”..If your child abides by the rules that means they follow the rules. If they don’t abide by the rules they lose fellowship with you and will often shorten communication. Just because your child doesn’t abide by the rules doesn’t mean your child isn’t yours anymore. It just means you don’t have fellowship with your child at the moment because of their disobedience. Well when we sin we limit our fellowship with God because we aren’t following his commandments/rules and we’re living in sin. Obviously the more sin we allow in our lives the more time is taken up that we could be having fellowship with God. People don’t feel like having fellowship with God when they’re living in sin. We who believe have become children of God- Romans 8:15, Galatians 3:26-29, Galatians 4:5-7, John 1:12-13. Just because we don’t stay in fellowship with God  doesn’t mean we aren’t his children anymore. 1 John 2:28 proves you can be a child of God and not abide in him. The Lord chastens his children the same way a loving parent does…

Hebrews 12:6-8

6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

1 John 2:28

“And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.”

  • If abiding in him (having fellowship with him, good deeds, producing fruit) was absolutely essential to gain salvation then why was God calling these people his children? God calling them children proves someone doesn’t have to keep commandments or do good works plus faith to gain salvation because he told them to abide AFTER he called them children, proving they were already saved!
  • If abiding in him (having fellowship with him) was absolutely essential to keeping your salvation then that would be a works based salvation where you are keeping yourself saved. By definition to abide in something is to STAY within. You are the one staying in fellowship, that is a work. Soul winning, keeping commandments, going to church, producing the fruits of the spirit are all works and do not define whether or not someone is saved as proven in Romans 4:5….5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Galatians 2:16

“Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.”

John 15:6

“If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.”

“Notice that John 15:6 says “as a branch.” Jesus was likening a fruitless believers to a fruitless tree. Jesus spoke of selfish believers who are choked by the cares and riches of this life (Luke 8:14), and never win anybody to Christ. Others are immature, having no roots, and are easily discouraged and quit. 1st Corinthians 3:15 teaches that some believers will receive nothing at the Judgment Seat of Christ.”–http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Basics/saved_certain.htm

2 Corinthians 5:10 states…

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”

Conclusion on John 15:“There’s nothing to prove in John 15:1-7 that it’s about losing salvation. Clearly these Scriptures are about believers who fail to abide in Christ, and are thus rendered useless for God. The key to the Christian life is abiding in Christ by abiding in the Word of God. Believers with an honest and good heart will obey the Scriptures by sharing the Gospel with the lost. Carnal believers who do not will be judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ (Romans 14:12).–http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Basics/saved_certain.htm


1 John 2

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

Keep in mind verse 1 because Lordship Salvationist will try to take 1 John 2:3-5 to prove their doctrine but take it out of context so people don’t realize these verses are talking to people who are already saved and before the chapter even begins to preach on sin it says if we sin we have an advocate with the Father which is Jesus Christ.

Advocate – paraklétos: called to one’s aid

If Jesus comes to our aid can you guess what we need him coming to our aid for? Its sin! If you’re child of God (saved people) then verse 1 is saying you’ve got an advocate to wash your sins away.

Advocate – paraklétosan short definitions: intercessor, (b) a consoler, comforter, helper, (c) Paraclete.–http://biblehub.com/greek/3875.htm

intercessor: a person who intervenes on behalf of another, especially by prayer.

2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

“Propitiation means the turning away of wrath by an offering. In relation to soteriology, propitiation means placating or satisfying the wrath of God by the atoning sacrifice of Christ.” Charles C. Ryrie (1999-01-11). Basic Theology: A Popular Systematic Guide to Understanding Biblical Truth (Kindle Locations 5503-5504). Moody Publishers. Kindle Edition.

3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Notice verse 3 says “we do know that we know him”. This doesn’t say “we know we are saved by keeping his commandments.” A lot christians don’t know they’re saved because they don’t have fellowship with him and they break his commandments. A lot of Lordship Salvationist are worried about whether or not they are truly saved because they believe they can lose their salvation. They believe they can loose their salvation because they don’t fellowship/(study to show thyself approved) with Gods word enough to know they can’t loose their salvation! So again, 1 John 2:3 doesn’t say “we know we are saved by keeping his commandments”; it says “we do know we know him if we keep his commandments”. We know that we know him if we are in fellowship with him. But if you aren’t in fellowship that doesn’t automatically mean you aren’t saved. Being saved has to do with faith and believing. Keeping Gods commandments is how we show our love to God (John 15)…

1 John 2:4-6

4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Again, nothing in the verse above indicates someone has lost salvation. It clearly reads “He that saith, I KNOW HIM”….It doesn’t say that someone who believes on Jesus is thrown into hell for not keeping his commandments!

5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

Just like in John 15, 1 John 2 verse 6 is saying that those who abide in him (have fellowship with him) will produce fruit.

Now if you skip down to verse 12 Jesus is again calling them children and says their sins are forgiven!

12 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.

For peat sakes people! How in the world could this be proof text of Lordship Salvation when no where does it indicate people can loose their salvation and at the beginning and again in verse 12 it says our sins are forgiven and we have Jesus as an advocate! Continue reading in context to see these people in 1 John 2 are already saved and their sins are forgiven…

13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one

Nothing can separate us believers from Gods love!

Romans 8:38-39

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Conclusion on 1 John 2: When looked at in its proper context all 1 John 2 is teaching is to stay in fellowship with Jesus but not that you must to stay justified. We’re already justified by faith alone.


John 6:35-37

35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.
37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

NOTICE: “I will in no wise cast out”. Nothing about this verse is confusing. ‘No wise cast out’ means under zero circumstances will God cast you out.

2 Timothy 2:10-15

10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:

12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

-If you deny Jesus Christ then you have denied the way the truth and the life! Of course this applies to an unbeliever because they have rejected the truth of the gospel.

13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

Key word is “we”…We is referring to Timothy and all the children of God who have trusted and believed on Jesus. This is proven because verse 13 says “he cannot deny himself.” He can’t deny himself because we are the children of God that make up his body!

1 Corinthians 12:27

“Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.”

John 1:12-13

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

We’ve received the Spirit of adoption….

Romans 8:15

“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”

Galatians 3:26-29

“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Galatians 4:5-7

5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Believers are redeemed from the law and we have received adoption from God!
6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Proverbs 24:16

“For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”


Once saved always saved people often get accused that since we believe in OSAS we believe it’s a free pass to ive however we want to. This is false and not what the bible teaches either….

Romans 6:1-4

“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”

Just because we’re saved doesn’t mean we have a free pass to sin. When a child does wrong the parent disciplines the child but they don’t throw the child in fire for punishment. The same with God. If you believe in Jesus right now you are a child od God and he will not throw you in hell fire!

John 3:15-16

15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Romans 10:9

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”


John 5:24

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”

  • ‘hath’ is present tense
  • everlasting doesn’t end. Last forever
  • life is the opposite of death. Everlasting life means you will never die

I hope everyone can agree with this so far. These words are pretty self-explanatory.

I’m not big on the greek but I looked up what ‘condemnation’ means in John 5:24 and this is what I found from Strongs greek 2920: Original Word: κρίσις, εως, ἡ judging, judgment, decision, sentence; generally: divine judgment; accusation.
The word origin is from krinó which means a decision, judgment.
If you don’t come under condemnation then you wont go to hell. Hell is a place God condemns the unbelievers and its a place of everlasting punishment.

“And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”-Matthew 25:45

John 3:18

“He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
So if you believe you aren’t condemned. If you don’t believe you are condemned. Simple enough right?

John 5:24 without any confusion says plainly that anyone that hears his word, and believes on him that sent him ‘has’ (present tense) everlasting life, you shall not come under condemnation and you have passed from death unto life.

This isn’t a misinterpretation is it? John writes to anyone so that we might believe so this verse applies to the church age.

John 10:9

“I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

1 John 5:13

“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”
1 John 5:13 says ‘that ye may know ye have eternal life’. You can know you have eternal life! ‘Have’ again is present tense. The verse doesn’t say “you will know you have eternal life.” It says you can know you have eternal life right now by believing on Jesus! If you can lose your salvation, at what point do you know that you’ve lost your salvation? The bible says all have come short of the glory of God. Our best days are still a pile of filthy rags compared to Gods righteousness.

Romans 3:23-24

23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Notice we are justified ‘freely’ by his grace. If something is free that means you didn’t do anything to earn it. You didn’t earn your faith!! Faith is presented as a gift from God in 2 Peter 1:1, Philippians 1:29, and Acts 3:16. By his grace means you deserve to go to hell but by his grace you are sealed with the holy spirit of promise!

Ephesians 1:13-14

13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

According to the bible after you have heard the word of truth, which is the gospel that saves us, and after that you believe, you are sealed until the day of redemption with the holy spirit of promise. The holy spirit of promise is our inheritance in heaven. “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”-John 14:2

2 Corinthians 1:22

“Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.”

  • God promised his believers eternal life!

1 John 2:25

“And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
Notice the bible says “sealed” and “until the day of redemption of the purchased possession.”

It doesn’t say “ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,Which is the earnest of our inheritance until you sin willing or without repentance”. If that were the case we would lose our salvation everyday and only a self-righteous person would argue that.
The bible teaches that it’s not by our works that we are saved but by Jesus finished work and trusting and believing his finished work to cover your sins.

In Psalm 78 the bible teaches that people with unbelief are condemned. Try finding one example in the bible of someone who believed on God/Jesus and ended up getting thrown into hell anyways. While you can’t do that, you can find plenty of examples of where people are justified by their faith and believing on God even when they were dirty rotten, even wicked sinners! A great example is Lot. Lot was a wicked man who pitched his tent with sodomites, offered up his daughters to be raped (Genesis 19:8), and even went as far to commit incest with them in Genesis 19:30…

Genesis 19:30–38

30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:

32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

37 And the first born bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

LOT A WICKED MAN, WAS JUSTIFIED IN THE EYES OF GOD BY HIS FAITH

2 Peter 2:5-9

5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)

9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

BY FAITH CHAPTER

Hebrews 11

11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.

3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.

13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.

16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,

18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.

22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.

24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;

25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.

31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.

32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:

33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.

34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;

38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:

40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

OSAS


CREDITS:

All information about biblical repentance comes from David J. Stewart research blog at—–http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Believer’s%20Corner/Doctrines/repentance.htm

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Doctrines/Lordship%20Salvation/macarthur.htm


THE GOSPEL

1 Corinthians 15:1-4

15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

BELIEVE IN JESUS AND THE GOSPEL

1 John 5:13

“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”

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