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Do We Have A Freewill
  
#1 What is "Free Will"? Some people confuse a free will with a free choice. Did God give us, or even Adam for that matter, a free choice? Gen 2: 16 & 17. NO! In Gods eyes no one has the right to choose evil, and God can, therefore, never present anyone with the choice between doing good and doing evil. This would only conflict with His holy Character, James 1: 13 & 14.


Do We Have A Freewill
  
#2 Adam was not given the choice between obeying and disobeying God. If Adam was free to choose then God would have been unjust in punishing Adam for choosing to disobey Him. When we allow someone to make the choice between two things then we have no right to complain when one makes a choice that displeases us, do we?


Do We Have A Freewill
  
#3 Similarly so, no one has a free choice to either accept, or reject, the gospel of Jesus Christ. All humans, of a comprehensible age, are commanded by Christ Jesus to "Repent and believe the gospel." Mark 1: 15. Failing to obey this command would result in incurring Gods wrath. John 3: 36. God has given no one the freedom of will to decide for or against the gospel.


Do We Have A Freewill
  
#4 In truth, only God can be said to have a free Will because only He is capable of performing what He wills without being hindered by someone, Eph 1: 11. Humans are slaves of sin and Satan, 2 Tim 2: 25 & 26, therefore, they cannot possibly have a free will to choose that which is good in Gods sight. The Lord Jesus must free their will before they can serve God the Father in righteousness, John 8: 34 - 36.


Once Saved Always Saved
  
#1 Are we saved because we now walk in the Spirit? No! To walk in the Spirit means to fulfil Gods Will by keeping His Commandments. Heb 13, 20 & 21. There is therefore now no condemnation to them WHICH ARE IN CHRIST JESUS Are we saved because we walk in the Spirit or because we are now in Christ? , 2 Tim 2:10. We become saved in Christ Jesus and not according to our works, 2 Tim 1: 9.


Once Saved Always Saved
  
#2 Everything we need for salvation has been given to us in Him, Eph 1: 3, 1 Cor 1: 30. Our Wisdom, Eph 1: 17 & 18, Our Righteousness, Phil 3: 9, Our Sanctification, 1 Cor 1: 2, and Our Redemption, Rom 3: 24. Salvation, however, is not only from the penalty of sin, Rom 6: 23, but also from its power over us, Rom 6: 6 & 7. It is not so much a walk in the Spirit that frees us from sin but a life in the Spirit, Rom 8: 2.


Once Saved Always Saved
  
#3 The walk is descriptive of our responsibility, as Sons of God, to be led of the Spirit, Rom 8: 14 - 16, through faith in Christ Jesus, Gal 3: 26. We can only walk in the Spirit, Gal 5, 16 & 17, if we already live in the Spirit, Gal 5: 24 & 25. Our trust is in the Power of God, 1 Pet 1: 5 - 7, which we have in Christ Jesus, 2 Cor 13: 4 & 5. Only the Spirit of God can help us to overcome sin, Rom 8: 13, so as to live a life of righteousness, Rom 8: 4.


Once Saved Always Saved
  
#4 According as He hath chosen us in Him (election) before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (sanctification) and without blame (justification) before Him in love (our appreciation), Eph 1: 4. We were elected in Christ to perform good works, Eph 2: 10, which results in our sanctification, 1 Kor 1: 2, having become justified by His Grace, Rom 3: 24. As a new creature in Christ, 2 Cor 5: 17, how could we ever lose our salvation, Titus 2: 11 - 14?


Once Saved Always Saved
  
#1 Luke 5: 17 - 26. A bedridden cripple was brought to Jesus for healing. However, Christ wanted to forgive him for his sins, Ver 20. Perhaps the cripple was not expecting that, or did not ask to be forgiven. Nevertheless, he received forgiveness of sins before he was healed. If our Lord forgave him for sinning against God, then I have no doubt that he was also saved by grace, Eph 1: 6 & 7.


Once Saved Always Saved
  
#2 The cripple had the desire to walk again. In order to do so he had to put his trust in Christ Jesus. However, he did more than just walk away after being healed. He walked in the ways of the Lord, Joshua 22: 5, and not in the imaginations of his own evil heart, Jeremiah 16: 12. His walk was in the Spirit, Gal 5: 16, and no longer after the flesh, Rom 8: 4.


Once Saved Always Saved
  
#3 It was a walk that was worthy of the Lord, Col 1: 10, and not as an enemy of the cross, Phil 3: 18 & 19. To walk in love was his desire, Eph 5: 2, and not as other Gentiles walk, Eph. 4: 17 - 20. This was a walk in the light, 1 John 1: 7, and not in the ways of darkness, Prov 2: 11 - 13. Everyone is like this when enabled of God to walk in newness of life, Rom 6: 4.


Once Saved Always Saved
  
#4 This is how we should walk after we have been justified through faith and forgiven for our sins. To do otherwise, until our dying day, would only prove that we were never saved or forgiven for our sins. God has recreated us for the purpose of doing good works, Eph 2: 10. However, if we choose to live after our own ungodly desires, Jude 1: 17 & 18, then we have no reason to believe that we were really born again, 1 John 3: 7 10.


Once Saved Always Saved
  
Is it possible for God to forgive me for some of my sins and condemn me to eternal damnation for the rest? NO! Should God desire to deliver me from eternal death, which is the eternal lake of fire, Rom 6: 23, then He must forgive me for all of my sins, Rev 21: 8. If one sin should remain to be forgiven then I would be found guilty of breaking His Law and condemned to eternal damnation, James 2: 10.


Once Saved Always Saved
  
#2 Similarly so, if we were only forgiven for the sins that are confessed to God, then no one would be forgiven for all of his sins, which is necessary for salvation, for no one is able to confess all of his sins to God, Col 2: 13. The sacrifices of the Old Testament were also made for sins that were not remembered anymore, Lev 4: 22 & 23. etc.


Once Saved Always Saved
  
#2 Similarly so, if we were only forgiven for the sins that are confessed to God, then no one would be forgiven for all of his sins, which is necessary for salvation, for no one is able to confess all of his sins to God, Col 2: 13. The sacrifices of the Old Testament were also made for sins that were not remembered anymore, Lev 4: 22 & 23.


Once Saved Always Saved
  
#3 The same could be said for the cleansing that is wrought through the precious Blood of the Lamb, namely the Lord Jesus Christ, Rev 1: 5, 7: 14. If we were not "cleansed from all unrighteousness" then we could never enter into heaven, 1 John 1: 7 & 9, or be resurrected to eternal life, seeing we would still be defiled from our sins, Rev 21: 27.



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