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Apostasy, Falling Away (Once Saved Always Saved is a False Doctrine) 1 Cor. 10:12 Christians must take heed lest they fall. Christians must take care that they do not fall away from the living God (cf. Heb. 3:12 ; 6:4-8 ; 10:26-39 ; 11:15-16 ; 12:15 ). They must obey and work out their own salvation with fear and trembling ( Phil. 2:12 ). Christians can stray from the truth ( Jas. 5:19 ). Some Christians in the first century had already strayed from the faith ( 1 Tim. 6:21 ). Christians who stray from the truth are sinners ( Jas. 5:19 ). If they turn back to God, they are saved from death ( Jas. 5:19-20 ). Not only can a Christian fall away, but he can cause a brother to stumble ( Rom. 14:13 , 21 ). Heb. 12:15-17 Christians can come short of the grace of God.
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Unformatted text preview: Esau is an example of one who came short of God's grace, when he sold his birthright for a single meal ( Heb. 12:16 ). If we come short of God's grace and we're lost in hell for eternity, we will not be able to repent and be restored to God ( Heb. 12:17 ). 2 Th. 2:1-3 The resurrection will not come until after the falling away. The falling away (i.e., the apostasy) was at work in the First Century ( 2 Th. 2:7 ; cf. 2 Tim. 2:18 ). Some people turned aside after Satan (i.e., fell away) during the First Century ( 1 Tim. 5:15 ; 6:21 ). The apostle Paul knew that he could be lost after having been saved ( 1 Cor. 9:27 ; Phil. 3:12-14 )....
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