Once Saved Always Saved?

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“Once saved, always saved.” This phrase commonly describes our security in salvation. When God saves a person, the person is born again, and can never lose his or her salvation. Amen, no problem, and hallelujah!

images-5However, I wonder if this phrase also encourages a limited, restricted, or one-dimensional view of salvation? Let me ask it this way, when does salvation occur? Think about your salvation. Once saved, always saved starting in 2001 for me. In rehab ministry, I consistently heard drunks and druggies tell me they were saved when, “I was 5 years old and prayed a prayer. ‘Once saved always saved, right pastor!'” “Well sir,” I replied, “Does a saved person get hooked on drugs for 10 years not acting like a Christian?” “I prayed a prayer, once I was saved, I’m saved.” hmmm .… Continue reading

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Mark Driscoll

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16095063-mmmainToday marks the first and only time I compose an article on Mark Driscoll. His public image has been displayed throughout Twitter, Facebook, and every major Christian publication for many years now. On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, He resigned from being pastor of Mars Hill in Seattle, WA. Over the years Driscoll has been the subject to many articles, blogs, tweets, and personal discussions. This is a great time to summarize my thoughts regarding him. Throughout his ministry and “controversies,” I had (past tense is important here) one thought.

I am neither part of the solution, nor am I part of the problem, therefore anything I have to say about Mark Driscoll is pure gossip.… Continue reading

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