April 20, 2022

Once Saved Always Saved and Falling From Grace

A friend reached out to me recently asking about what's commonly called once saved, always saved. The mixed messages we hear in institutional religious settings can cast doubt on the sufficiency of Christ's once-for-all-time sacrifice for sins and the permanence of our salvation. In my experience, religion does this in two primary ways:

  1. By making performance-based Christianity the litmus test for spirituality.
  2. By convincing its followers that sin or failure to conform to the institution's rules can actually cause us to fall from grace and lose our salvation.

Both of these are dangerous fallacies designed to keep us dependent upon religion while doubting the sufficiency of Jesus' death on the cross.

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