“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

5.11 You Are Saved by “Faith Only”

This false teaching says you are saved once and for all to eternal life by “faith only” regardless of what you do after you accept Christ (are born again), even if you are never baptized for the forgiveness of sins or how you actually life the rest of your life. This false teaching is usually coincident with the “sinner’s prayer” and the “once saved always saved” false teachings. All three of these usually come together in a pack. This teaching is in complete contradiction with the many clear teachings in Scripture.

This false teaching comes from those groups like “Calvinists” and so-called “reformed” protestants. Friend, it doesn’t matter what fancy name they give to their own MAN-MADE interpretations and rules, whether they are “Arminians”, “Calvinists”, or “Reformed”, they are still MAN MADE interpretations of Scripture, and they are not in agreement with Scripture.

Truth be told, I also used to believe this “faith only” teaching as it was the only thing I was ever taught in every single one of the churches I attended. In fact, it is the clearing up of this false teaching that is one of the primary reasons which inspired me to write this book.

So, make up your own mind (be convinced yourself) on this matter. As you have read, the Biblically specified conditions for eternal salvation are: being born-again (through belief, repentance, confession, and baptism), obedience to the commands of Christ, proving your faith through action (good works) and persevering in faith unto death.

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“You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” – John 8:32

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