"There Is One God And One Mediator Between God And Men, The Man Christ Jesus" 
1 Timothy (2:5)

2. Once Saved Always Saved Or Can I Lose The Holy Ghost?

 

 

 


 

 

When we give the newly repented individual the expectation that they will be sin free, problem free, and that the Holy Spirit will make them do right or good when they receive the gift we are giving them an unrealistic expectation and it is an incorrect teaching. Imagine how disappointed the new saint will be to find out they must still face and overcome temptation.

 

 

It Is Better To Be Divided By Truth / Than United In Error

 

Can I Lose The Holy Ghost After Receiving It?

Yes, it is very possible for a believer to lose the Holy Ghost (The Spirit of God) after having received it.

The Bible clearly reflects several incidents of this taking place. In the book of Samuel, the Holy Spirit first indwelt King Saul, but later came upon David (1 Samuel 16:13) and departed King Saul (1 Samuel 16:14).  We also read that after his adultery with Bathsheba, David feared that the Holy Spirit would be taken from him (Psalm 51:11).<1>The “Holy Spirit”, the “Spirit of God”, the “Spirit of the LORD” and the “Holy Ghost” are all one and the same. Regardless which expression is used, they have the same meaning. This Ghost (or Spirit) is Holy (of God). The Bible often reflects this type of phenomenon as a movement of the “Holy Ghost”, “Spirit of God”, the “Spirit of the LORD” or “God” acting upon or within a believer (1 Cor 6:19). (See also. Verses Where “He” & “Him” Should Be Referred To As “It”)

 

 

“Once saved always saved” is a dangerous and very misleading statement, and if you are not careful that belief will take you straight to hell. Although it sounds real good it is non-biblical. Furthermore, there is an “obedience” factor that exists and you cannot get around it.

 

(Hebrews 5:8-10) “Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; 10 Called of [by] God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.”

The Holy Ghost is a gift from God given to those who are obedient to the will of God and his plan of salvation. (Acts 5:32) and (Matthew 17:5; Acts 2:37-38). This gift is promised to those who have truly repented and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

 

The evidence that we continue to possess God’s Holy Spirit (The Holy Ghost) is demonstrated (made manifest) by the fruit we bear and the life we live (Matthew 7:18-20). You cannot just live any lifestyle that is contrary to being Holy (Matthew 7:21-23; Ephesians 1:4, 5:27; 1Cor 1:8; Php 2:15; Col 1:22; 2Peter 3:14). “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:15-16). As Paul reminds us:

 

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7)

 

 

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