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David Pawson, Once Saved, Always Saved?: A Study in Perseverance and Inheritance

“There is no despair for those who continue”

Written on: 05/06/2012 by water2heal.info (1 review written)

Review of David Pawson’s Book: “Once Saved, Always Saved.” Pawson is unparalleled in his treatment of OSAS. There is no despair for those who continue in their salvation. And David Pawson did not and does not teach that. But there is much reason for despair for those who choose for themselves, not to continue in "The Way." The early disciples viewed themselves, and called themselves, followers of “The Way” for a reason. The Kingdom of God is not about church membership. It is… Read Full Review

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David Pawson, Once Saved, Always Saved?: A Study in Perseverance and Inheritance

“A totally confused understanding of the Biblical...”

Written on: 28/12/2009

A totally confused understanding of the Biblical doctrine of assurance. Pawson seems to have no understanding of the doctrines of grace, such as the work of the Holy Spirit in regeneration, sanctification and glorification. Justification is viewed as temporary and conditional. Romans 8-10 teach the contrary. The warnings in Hebrews are a means by which the Lord spurs his people on towards holiness. Believers are kept by the power of God. Pawson's gospl is one without assurance. The truly… Read Full Review

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Written on: 05/06/2012

Response to the Review of David Pawson’s Book: “Once Saved, Always Saved.”

It appears that the above review is based not on biblical study, but on personal, historical, and subjective belief.

There is no despair for those who continue in their salvation. And David Pawson did not and does not teach that. But there is much reason for despair for those who choose for themselves, not to continue in "The Way."

The early disciples viewed themselves, and called themselves, followers of “The Way” for a reason.

The Kingdom of God is not about church membership. It is about Following Jesus, and making Him Lord, and pursuing Him with all your heart, mind, strength and will.

Those who choose not this path for their lives may be faced with some very uncomfortable words in the very near future. “Depart from me ... I never knew you.”

The Word says, "He who endures to the end shall be saved."

"Once Saved, Always Saved" teaching does violence to the verse just quoted.

There is no "once" about salvation in the New Testament. Salvation is a road we must travel. The word salvation has three tenses: past, present, and future. We have been saved. We are being saved. And, we shall be saved.

Just like any other journey, we must begin the journey, and we must continue on the journey, until we come to the end of our Journey, to arrive at our final destination. To give up half way is not to complete the journey and thereby not to arrive at our destination.

Any intelligent unbiased person, could easily realize that those alive in the Body are not fully present with the LORD. And that is the culmination, the climax, the end of this Journey we are now on. After that, we will begin a new journey, in a new body, in a new Kingdom. Then all the kingdoms of this world will have become the Kingdom of Our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever, and we shall reign with Him forever and ever. (See Daniel 2:44-45)

Anyone who desires to be secure in their salvation, can easily do so. They must accept Paul's exhortation. "Examine yourself to see if you are in the faith."

The Apostle Paul did not even take his own salvation for granted. And he spoke most violently of all the Apostles against such teaching. He believed and taught that after preaching the Good News about Jesus to others, he himself could be disqualified:

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.

Therefore, it is easy to identify that the false teaching of "Once Saved Always Saved," does not come from the apostles teaching or from Jesus, but that it is a aberrant false doctrine that has crept into the lukewarm Church and caused many to become complacent and lazy and many more to fall away from the faith thinking themselves and their family members to be secure. When in fact, while ignoring the specific warnings and exhortations of the Apostles and Jesus, they walked upon the broad road that leads to destruction.

In context:
Matthew 24: 11 Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many.12 Because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold.13 But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.14 This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.

2 Corinthians 13
5 Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you--unless indeed you fail the test?

Matthew 7
21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.

Revelation 11
15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!"




Footnotes:
Once we begin walking upon the Road of Salvation, there is no guarantee in scripture that we could not voluntarily choose to depart from that glorious road.

In fact there are many warnings to caution us not to become complacent, lazy, lukewarm, or deceived. (We could deceive ourselves and walk away, through persecution, through trials, through temptations, and more.

We are capable of being led astray, in a multitude of ways clearly outlined in scripture: Remember the parable of the Sower, only one out 4 soils produced any fruit.)

There are a multiple examples of people beginning to walk upon the road of salvation, and then departing from the road.

There are an abundance of warnings to believers (not to unbelievers, because unbelievers are not on the road) that they not depart from the road.

The Whole Sermon on the Mount is directed to whom? Believers.

Jesus says to his audience: “You are the salt of the earth … You are the light of the World!”

Those are not words you would speak to pagan unbelievers … but to disciples who are on the path of salvation. They have begun to walk in the narrow way. And yet Jesus warns these very disciples 8 times about the dangers of falling away from the faith, and departing from the Way, and perishing in Hell, due to choices they made to serve someone or something other than Jesus Christ, Himself.

Jesus goes so far as to say to his followers that if your right hand offends you, or your right eye offends you: “Cut it off, and/or pluck it out!” It is better for you to enter into life with a missing body part than to perish for all eternity into hell.

At the end of the Sermon on the Mount, in Matthew chapter seven, Jesus Christ taught his disciples that the Kingdom of God is all about choices. He completes his discourse with three clear illustrations so that any honest child could clearly understand his message.

Jesus presented Two Roads, Two Trees, and Two Houses. Each disciple will ultimately choose one or the other. The purpose of His teaching was to provoke his disciples to make specific decisions (right choices) that would lead them to follow the narrow road which leads them to salvation, so that they could secure their lives in Christ.

[The Two Roads]
13 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

[The Two Trees]
15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

[Depart from Me … I Never Knew You]
21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.22 Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?'23 And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'

[The Two Houses]
24 "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. "But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand:27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.28 And s o it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching,29 for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

Suffice to say, that all these passages of scripture, these dramatic and emphatic teachings of Jesus and His Apostles, surely do violence to the teaching “Once Saved, Always Saved.” And as a result, the teaching “Once Save, Always Saved” does violence to these and many more scriptures.

Therefore since it is the challenge of scripture that men and women of God teach the Word of God accurately (and to live according to the original teaching, and to follow the examples of the original teachers of the Word of God, and not to follow aberrant teachings).

Therefore, I would challenge every believer trained, or raised up under the doctrine of “Once Saved, Always Saved” to reconsider that teaching, and ask the question: How much damage has this doctrine done to the Body of Christ?

I am aware that this is a majorly emotional topic and it is rife with many biases, and in the end most people are going to believe what they want to believe regardless of the evidence. But, in the case of teachers of the Word, we do not have that luxury.

You are not most people, and you will be judged more strictly.

James 3:1
Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.

Here is my final challenge:

If we do not teach the clear warnings of scripture as accurately and emphatically as the original apostles taught them, then what in fact are we truly teaching?

(It can only be doctrines of men or the doctrines of devils—either way, we are in trouble with the One to whom we claim to teach the truth about.

2 Peter 2: [The Rise of False Prophets] 1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies …

20 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ [have begun walking on the road of salvation], they are again entangled in them [the ways of the world and not of their Saviour] and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. [see Luke 11:26] 21 For it would be better for them not to have known “the way” of righteousness [the road of salvation], than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them.22 It has happened to them according to the true proverb, "A dog returns to its own vomit," and, "A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire."

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Written on: 06/06/2012



Who are we to sugar coat his message and to not warn believers about the very real possibilities of choosing to walk away from the narrow way, and perish as a result?

There are a multitude of good/logical/reasonable/worldly reasons for a disciple to walk away from His Salvation. Here’s just a few:

 To save your life, your child, spouse, or any friend or relative
 To save your job, career, bank account, your car, your stuff
 To save your reputation, your political, social, military or economic standing
 To save yourself from torture, persecution, ridicule, mocking, beatings, threatenings, jail, cruxification, etc.

If the early church truly believed in Once Saved, Always Saved: They could have denied their LORD, and not been burned alive at the stake. They could have played the spiritual chameleon when tribulation came. And also played the spiritual man when the persecutions had passed, all the while enjoying the goods and services, luxuries and benefits this world has to offer … without ever having to bat an eye at their own duplicity or their conscience, nor worry about the wrath of the Lamb.

But what did Jesus say? Did he say men would lose their reward for turning their back on Christ and walking in the wide road (a false teaching) or did he say they would perish in hell (for choosing not to walk in the narrow way). Didn’t He say that they would forfeit their place in heaven, and that they would loose their eternal inheritance in the Kingdom of God? Didn’t He say they would be assigned a place with the unbelievers and be gathered up along with the tares of wheat and be burned in the fire forever. (See the parables of the Ten Virgins, and the Sheep and the Goats, and the Talents, Matthew chapter 25.) What happens to those branches on the vine that choose not to produce good fruit? Are they not cut off and thrown into the fire, along with the weeds and the thorns?

Here’s what Jesus said:

Jesus said to His disciples: "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.

Jesus said to His disciples: 25 For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it

Jesus said to His disciples: 26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

Jesus said to His disciples: 27 For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and will then repay every man according to his deeds.

Jesus said to His disciples: But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.

Jesus said to His disciples: Later the other virgins also came, saying, 'Lord, lord, open up for us.' But he answered, 'Truly I say to you, I do not know you.'

Jesus said to His disciples: "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. [Dear Friend, that is the basic criteria for eternal security: he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven]

Jesus said to His disciples: Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. [Is there going to weeping and gnashing of teeth in heaven?]

Jesus said to His disciples: Then He will also say to those on His left, 'Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.'

Jesus said to His disciples: Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. Because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.

Jesus said to His disciples: 'Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?' And the man was speechless.13 Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'14 For many are called, but few are chosen."

Jesus said to His disciples: Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away … Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.5 I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.

Jesus said to His disciples: If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

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Written on: 06/06/2012

If the above assumptions are true ... then Jesus and the Apostles were confused about salvation, Because Jesus said, "He who endures to the end will be saved." Not that He will keep those who choose to walk away from Him. He never said that.

Jesus said to His disciples, if your right hand offends you cut it off. It is better to enter life with one hand than to enter hell with two. If Jesus told his disciples it is possible to enter into Hell because of their wrong choices, who are we to override His decision and His Word?

Who are we to sugar coat his message and to not warn believers about the very real possibilities of choosing to walk away from the narrow way, and perish as a result?

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Written on: 01/11/2008 by adamdawkins (1 review written)

Overall, I'd recommend this book to anyone who has considered "Once Saved Always Saved" and even more so to anyone who believes it by assumption/association without having taken the time to study the Scriptures for themselves… Read Full Review

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Written on: 11/03/2004 by fink (1 review written)

David Pawson, Once Saved, Always Saved?: A Study in Perseverance and Inheritance Review; A fantastic man of God, fearless in preaching timely messages that challenge the worldly influence being brought into the church. Fully based on the bible and massive amounts of thorough research. It gets you to study your bible with a view of its whole context and then find the truth for yourself, rather than believe what you've always been told… Read Full Review

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