Once Saved Always Saved | Kevin Sepulveda

John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

Once you have believed on Jesus Christ and received salvation it can never be lost. Those teaching that you can lose eternal life are simply adding works to the gospel through a “back-end” approach.

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6 thoughts on “Once Saved Always Saved | Kevin Sepulveda

  1. What if someone who was a believer turns from their faith, and becomes an athiest, muslim, etc? Their faith in Christ has to endure to the end, does it not?

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    • Hi James, you may not have heard my sermon before leaving this comment but I do cover this.

      1. If someone who is saved stops believing (loses their faith) they are still saved.
      2 Timothy 2:13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
      Our salvation is not based upon our continual faithfulness but the faithfulness of God. Every time you sin you are turning from the faith (Rom 14:23), this does not mean every time you sin you lose your salvation, otherwise you’d be losing your salvation multiple times a day without having to join up with another religion.

      2. The “endure to the end” phraseology comes from Matt 24:13 and Mark 13:13. If you read the surrounding context it is clearly about saving the physical flesh and not about your soul’s salvation.

      If you still have doubts I’d encourage you to listen to the three sermons I’ve done on the gospel: 1. By Grace Through Faith; 2. Repent Ye, And Believe the Gospel; 3. Once Saved Always Saved.

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      • Hi Brother Kevin, thank you for the response. I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree. There’s far to many scriptures to me that show that our FAITH has to endure to the end. To me, the text around Matthew 24:13 is clearly speaking of our FAITH, not our flesh. (just look at 24:12). How could I renounce Christ, become a muslim and start chopping Christian heads off and still be one of the elect, not happening. The falling away spoken of by Paul in 2 Thes2:3 is similar, believers are falling away (I believe many because they believed in the pre-trib rapture false teaching), this also is in harmony with Matthew 24:10-12.

        I really like your teaching on the pre-wrath rapture, that’s how I originally found you. We have a ministry called Final Word of the Lord ( finalwordofthelord.com ). The website and podcasts are just getting underway, a group of us have been digging deep on the end times for about 5 years and the Lord has revealed a lot to us. I’m not considered one of the founders of the ministry because I’m not ordained, maybe some day. Myself and another gentleman in the ministry would both like to dialogue with you about what lies ahead. We feel and pray that we could both be a blessing to each other, we believe we have some things to share with you and that you have some things to share with us. We were actually hoping to have a phone conversation with you in 2-3 weeks. Pray on it, check out our website, I await your response. God Bless.

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  2. Hi Pastor Kevin,
    Thanks for your insightful sermons. May I have your comments on 2 Peter 2:20 which seem to suggest that we can lose our salvation?

    2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

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    • Hi Terence,
      Thanks for your message. 2 Peter 2 is specifically about false teachers that the chapter makes clear are not saved. There’s nothing in that chapter that indicates they were ever saved. Verse 20 refers to them having an outward reform in their life through their knowledge of Christ and the commandments of God. Anyone can reform and improve their life (even with the Bible as the basis), but this doesn’t mean that they ever put their faith and trust on Jesus Christ alone for salvation. It’s likely that these false teachers had put their trust in their own reformed life and works which reminds me of Matthew 7:21-23 and Matthew 23:27.
      Apologies for the late response.

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  3. Pastor Kevin, John 10:28 is saying no man can pluck you from Jesus hand. However if one turns from their faith Jesus will not force them to stay. Our FAITH has to endure to the end. It has nothing to do with adding works. Do you not believe in free will? To believe in ‘once saved always saved’ it would appear you must believe we have no free will after accepting Christ. Jesus tells us plainly in Matthew 24:13 that our faith has to endure to the end.

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