8/7/2005 ~ Can the Christian Fall from Grace?

... No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; ...
~ 1st Corinthians 10:6-13

└─> Warning by Paul.

"The devil made me do it."
The devil entices us, we choose.

... you have fallen from grace. ~ Galatians 5:4
                     └─> Disregarded Jesus and tried to apply the Law of Moses.

... and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. ... ~ Galatians 5:1
  └─> Suggests that one can fall away from a time in the grace of Jesus.

┌─> Warns that we could depart. 

... an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; ...
~ Hebrews 3:12-15

Clearly, once saved is not nescessarily "always" saved.

┌─> Be aware of the devil.                                        

... the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
~ 1st Peter 5:8

... and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. ...
~ 2nd Peter 1:1-10

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? ...
~ 1st Corinthians 6:9-16

... those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
~ Galatians 5:15-21

... has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. ... ~ Ephesians 5:5-7

You have become estranged from Christ, ... ~ Galatians 5:4

~ Do not have an evil argumentative heart.

... he who turns a sinner from error of his way will save a soul from death ...
~ James 5:19-20

... beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, ...
~ 2nd Peter 3:17-18

For some have already turned aside after Satan. ~ 1st Timothy 5:15

They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, ... ~ 2nd Peter 2:15

... and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. ...
~ 2nd Peter 2:9-15

┌─> We can fall into condemnation.
... lest you fall into judgment. ~ James 5:12

... in the latter times some will depart from the faith, ... ~ 1st Timothy 4:1-3

┌─> What we need to do not to fall away.
... and are not moved away from hope of the gospel which you heard, ...
~ Colossians 1:21-23

Do we move away from the hope of the gospel: eternal life?

... unless you believed in vain. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 15:1-3

Some believe in vain.

... he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. ~ 1st Timothy 5:8

"... I will vomit you out of my mouth." ~ Revelation 3:15-16

"... But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him." ...
~ Hebrews 10:35-39

... Who hindered you from obeying the truth? ~ Galatians 5:4-7

If you do not obey the truth,
Have you fallen from grace?

... made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), ...
~ Ephesians 2:4-5

... he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, ... ~ John 3:36

One cannot just believe in “part” of what Jesus says.
It is an all or nothing, no in-betweens.

We can be saved by grace, but we can fall from grace.

For we were saved in this hope, ... ~ Romans 8:24
└─> Saved by unstoppable hope.

        ┌─> We can be moved away from hope.

... of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, ...
~ Colossians 1:21-23

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared ... ~ Titus 2:11

We can be saved by the grace of God!

... lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
~ Hebrews 3:12-13

... Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, ... ~ 1st Timothy 1:15

... and insulted the Spirit of grace? ~ Hebrews 10:29

... but according to His mercy He saved us, ... ~ Titus 3:5

We can be saved by the spirit!

"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." ~ John 8:32

Bottom line, Christians can fall from grace.





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