Eternal Security of the Believer

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The 2x2s do not believe in Eternal Security. They do not teach that believers may rejoice in the assurance of their salvation. They do not teach that once saved all the redeemed are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever (John 5:24; 6:37 40; 10:27 30; Romans 5:9 10; 8:1, 31 39; 1 Corinthians 1:4 8; Ephesians 4:30; Hebrews 7:25; 13:5; 1 Peter 1:5; Jude 24).

The 2x2s believe one can lose their salvation at any time right up to their death. Only after they die will a believer know if they made it to Heaven. They believe in Conditional Security.

Rom. 8:34, 38-39 – Nothing shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord .

John 10:27-29 – My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

Worker Quote: Now, the things that will help you to endure. It says, “He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” There are three parts to this matter of salvation. You might say you got saved when you make your choice at Gospel meetings, and then as you go along, and then finally saved at the finish. “Endure to the end, the same shall be saved.” We are not preaching ‘once saved, always saved.’ We don’t believe that; it’s not according to sound doctrine. One could be saved and lose out and be permanently lost; or lose out and if God has mercy, could be brought into right standing with Him again. It is not true that if once saved, no matter where they go, they will still be saved. It is a matter of enduring unto the end, until finally saved (Lloyd Wilson Menominee Conv., 1972).

Worker Quote: Just like a doll, that can be left and forgotten, suffers no harm from the neglect, so a “salvation” that is a fantasy that is born out of a belief that all we have to do is believe, and once we are saved we are a child of God and cannot lose our salvation no matter what happens, does not suffer for the lack of effort or care on our part. Very different from the real salvation that can only come when we are born again and God works the likeness of his Son in us as we endure the tests and trials of life, that make us so dependent on Him (Leroy Lerwick, 2015 Letter).