I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.

Ecclesiastes 3:14

Once saved always saved is our liberty in Christ Jesus. Old Testament saints were not saved; they had their sins forgiven but they were not paid for since the atonement for sin had not been made. The Holy Spirit could not be given before the atonement.

John 7:38-39 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

This comes under dispensational salvation.

You have to understand, which many do not seem to, that salvation is a two part process. Before Christ atonement, you could have your sins forgiven, but that was not enough to be saved. Your sins also had to be paid for. The Old Testament saints could have their sins forgiven but then had to wait in escrow, Abraham’s bosom, for the atonement to be made paying for their sins before they could be saved, receive the Spirit of God. Receiving the Spirit was the promise of salvation.

Ezekiel 37:14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.

Ezekiel 36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

Receiving the Spirit could not happen until Christ’s paid for all sins, but your sins could be forgiven.

John 7:39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

Luke 5:20 And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.

Christ’s atonement having now paid for sins, we receive payment for and forgiveness of sins at the same time and are sealed with the Holy Spirit which is the earnest, guarantee, of our salvation.

2 Corinthians 1:21-22 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; 22Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

Ephesians 1:13-14 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Those that have trusted in the shed blood of Christ Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins are sealed with the Holy Spirit until the day of redemption; but what is the day of redemption? It is the redemption of our corrupt bodies that takes place at the rapture.

Romans 8:22-23 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

The day of redemption is the day our bodies get redeemed, the day we get full salvation.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

No, you cannot lose salvation; it is our liberty in Christ. We no longer have to fear condemnation. Realizing that only those who teach works for salvation whether in the obtaining or maintaining of it teach loss of salvation. Seeing that we did not work to get saved, we do not have to work to keep it.

Galatians 3:2-3 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

Our liberty in Christ is a very misunderstood doctrine of Scripture. The OT saints did not have this liberty and if they messed up could have their sins laid back upon them being they were not paid for.

Matthew 18:32-34 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: 33Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? 34And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.

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