QUESTIONS TO THE CHURCH OF CHRIST (PART 3)


    Introduction

         A.  Review

         B.  Questions are on back of the sheet.

   V.  Question five and response

         A.  God doesn’t “take away” anyone’s salvation.

         B.  We can know we are saved when we have accepted and obeyed God’s
               plan of salvation.  Acts 2:36-39 (802);

         C.  Provision has been made for the continual cleansing of sins.  1 John 1:7,9 (899)

         D.  “How could I know for sure that I was ever saved or lost?

               1.  We are saved when we obey God’s plan of salvation.

               2.  One is lost in a state of rebellion. Hebrews 10:28-29 (899). Must repent (1 John1:9

  VI.  Question six and response

         A.  Salvation is not merited.  Ephesians 2:8-9 (864); 1 Peter 1:18-20 (895)

         B.  God knows our hearts.

         C.  Questions:  Have we been clothed with Christ?  Galatians 3:26-27
                                  Are we in Christ?  Romans 8:1-2 (834)
                                  Are we walking in the light?   1 John 1:7

         D.  Since the blood of Christ continues to cleanse us from sins, what happens one minute
               before a fatal accident isn’t going to be the determining factor in whether we are lost
               or saved.

Closing:  The doctrine of “once saved always saved” is a dangerous teaching because it can give
                people a false sense of security.  Could it be that people have failed to repent of sins
                because they believe that years before they were once saved always saved?