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It’s interesting how Christians talk about how once saved, you cannot lose your salvation and yet there is Biblical evidence, that yes you can – fall from grace.


36 Bible Texts Which Illustrate One Can Fall From Grace

The religious world today is a false teacher’s playground.

In 2 Timothy 4:3-4, Paul wrote, “…the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”

Among the most prevalent of false doctrines today is that once a person is saved, that salvation cannot be lost. Below are listed 36 Bible texts which illustrate that one who has been saved can fall from the grace bestowed by God.

Thanks to John Hains, who several years ago, supplied me with a set of notes, “Can A Christian Be Lost?”, from which the following chart comes.


Ezekiel 3:20; 18:24-26
righteous turns away, commits iniquity die in sin

Matthew 25:1-13
went to meet Christ five were foolish “I do not know you”

Matthew 25:14-30
Christ’s own slaves hid talent wicked lazy, cast into outer darkness, weep & gnash

Luke 8:13
received word with joy, believed temptation, persecution fall away

Luke 9:62
put hands to plow of kingdom looked back to former life not fit for kingdom

Luke 12:42-48
steward in charge of Christ’s servants beat slaves, drunkenness cut in pieces, assign with unbelievers

John 15:1-6
branches does not abide thrown away, dried up, burnt

Acts 4:32, 5:1-11 of those who believed lied to the Holy Spirit God struck dead

Acts 8:9-24
Simon the sorcerer believed, baptized, received HS offered money heart not right, wickedness, gall of bitterness, bond of iniquity

Acts 20:17, 28-30
elders, shepherds of the church false doctrine drawn away

Romans 11:13-23
wild olive, grafted in v 17, stand by faith v 20 unbelief, not continue, v 20, 22 not spared, cut off v 21-22

1 Corinthians 9:26-27
apostle Paul, preached to others body not slave Paul disqualified

1 Corinthians 10:1-12
standing (feel they are saved) v 12 immorality, crave evil, grumble fall v 12

Galatians 2:11-14
apostle Peter false doctrine, hypocrisy literal Greek, “stood condemned” v 11

Galatians 5:4
severed & fallen indicates previously joined and standing seeking to keep OLD TESTAMENT severed from Christ, fallen from grace

Galatians 6:1
restore indicates once saved caught in trespass needed to be restored

1 Timothy 1:18-20
Hymenaeus, Alexander: shipwreck indicates they once sailed good rejected faith and good conscience, blasphemed their personal faith shipwrecked, delivered to

1 Timothy 4:1
fall away indicates once saved false doctrine fall away from faith

1 Timothy 5:8
passage addressed to Christians doesn’t provide for family denied faith, worse than unbeliever

1 Timothy 6:10
passage addressed to Christians love of money wandered from faith, pierced selves with pangs

2 Timothy 2:16-18
Hymenaeus and Philetus: gone astray indicates once correct false doctrine: resurrection past gone astray, upset other’s faith as well

Hebrews 3:12
brethren evil, unbelieving fall away from God

Hebrews 4:1-2, 11
brethren, addressed to Christians unbelief, disobey short of God’s rest, fall

Hebrews 6:4-8
once enlightened, tasted heavenly gift, partakers of HS, Bible and powers to come, renew indicates restore to former cleanness sin fallen away, can’t renew, crucified Christ again and put in open shame

Hebrews 10:26-31
received knowledge of truth, no longer remains indicates they once had forgiveness sinning willfully no forgiveness of sin, fearful judgment

Hebrews 10:38-39
God’s righteous, Christians shrinks back God has no pleasure in him, destruction

James 5:19-20
brethren, Christians strays from truth, sin soul will die in sins, sinner

1 Peter 5:8
Christians sin devoured by devil

2 Peter 2:1
Christians, “among you” had been bought by Christ false prophets swift destruction

2 Peter 2:20-22
escaped defilements of world by Christ, entangled again, returns to mire indicates they were once untangled and clean, known way of righteousness, had washed entangled, overcome, turned away, returns to vomit/mire last state worse than first, better they never had become a Christian

2 Peter 3:17
beloved, Christians carried away fall from own steadfastness

2 John 8-9
Christians, have accomplished not abide in doctrine, false doctrine lose, no reward doesn’t have God

Revelation 2:4-5
Christians in Ephesus left first love fallen, lampstand removed

Revelation 3:5
Christians in Sardis deeds incomplete are dead

Revelation 3:16-17
Christians in Laodicea lukewarmness spit out of Christ’s mouth

This comes from http://www.lookinguntojesus.net/20020922.htm

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Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

2 thoughts on “It’s interesting how Christians talk about how once saved, you cannot lose your salvation and yet there is Biblical evidence, that yes you can – fall from grace.

    Is God just “crying wolf” when He warns Christians of falling away or mentions those who have departed from the faith?

    The doctrine “Perseverance of the Saints” states that God grants eternal security for all those He has unconditionally selected and saved. IS THAT FACT OR FICTION?

    Acts 20:28-30 Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. 29 I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30 and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

    Was God using the apostle Paul to “cry wolf” even though there was no dander to the church?

    Galatians 5:4 You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.

    Was the declaration by Paul, to those Christians who were trying to be justified by the law, just an other example of God “crying wolf” through the apostle Paul?

    1 Corinthians 9:27 but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

    If “once saved always saved” is God’s doctrine; then how could Paul be disqualified? Was Paul just “crying wolf” as some might proclaim?

    Hebrews 6:4-6 For in the case of those who have once been enlighten and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the good word of God and the power of the age to come, 6 and when then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame.

    Why would God warn of the possibility of apostasy if all Christians were guaranteed eternal security? Was God just “crying wolf” one more time?

    Revelation 3:1-5 “To the angel of the church in Sardis write……4 But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. 5 He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life….

    Jesus sent this message to the church. Note: Jesus said only a few had not soiled their garments. Jesus makes it clear that church members can have their names erased from the book of life. Was Jesus just “crying wolf?”

    Titus 1:2 in the hope of eternal life , which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago,


    God promised eternal life, He did not promise Christians; that they could never fall from grace.


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    • Thank you Steve, I agree with all you have said.

      God does promise eternal life, but you can fall from grace. Exactly what I knew, the moment I heard a false teaching that stated you are Baptised, you are saved, even if you keep sinning. This same false teacher has sinned badly, has lied continually about it and is failing to repent.

      Many people are highly deceived.

      God ensured I knew this was a false teaching and I have seen much evidence of that since in the Bible.