Once Saved, Always Saved?Series: False Doctrine · Apostasy
A fundamental idea of the doctrine of John Calvin is that the elect, or the saved, cannot ever fall out of favor with God or ever do anything that jeopardizes their salvation. Even those who do not hold to all the teachings of Calvin will espouse the idea of "perseverance of the saints" or "eternal security", the idea that a geniune beliver can never be lost. Nevertheless the Bible does not support such a view. Yes, there is great hope, comfort, and security that the believer has, but the Bible, in particular the book we examine in this lesson, the book of Hebrews, makes it clear that even the believer, if he should turn away from God, can lose his salvation.