Once Saved Always Saved vs. I John 1:9 and Acts 8:22

I John 1:9 reads, If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

The limited atonement version of "Once Saved Always Saved" is made absurd by this verse:

· if elect, he is forgiven even if he doesn’t confess

· if not of the elect, he is not forgiven even if he does confess

Notice also Acts 8:22 – Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.

So a Christian must repent of and confess his sins in order to be forgiven of them. The question is, what if he refuses to do that?:

· Romans 6:23 the wages of sin is death

· Revelation 14:13 Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord

· Revelation 21:8 the … unbelieving, … murderers, … and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death

Conclusion: If a Christian dies, refusing to repent of and confess his sins, he will be lost.

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