Once Saved, not Always Saved

Daily "Words of Wisdom" from Apply Wisdom.com

Consequently, my beloved ones, in the way that ​YOU​ have always obeyed, not during my presence only, but now much more readily during my absence, keep working out ​YOUR​ own salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12).

The last words of today’s scripture “keep working out your salvation with fear and trembling” blow out of the water any argument an immature Christian may use to try to tell you that once you are saved you are always saved. In this context, “saved” is an ambiguous and misused word. It would be much better to describe yourself with words like obedient, loving. Because if we are obedient and loving, will be afraid to sin, afraid to let Yahweh down. It is possible for anyone who once loved God to fall into sin and not make it into the Kingdom of God. This should make us afraid and encourage us to work harder. Jesus even says in Matthew 7:21 that “not everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of the heavens.”  So keep on working out your salvation with a fear of letting Yahweh down and a determination to be more righteous, holy.