“When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul… understanding will keep you, to deliver you from the way of evil… from those who leave the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness…” (Prov. 2:10-15)
In order to leave God’s path, you had to have been in it. And there are other verses that speak the same, including passages that state that our names can be blotted out from the book of life. (Rev.3:5)
One of the biggest false teachings in our church today is the “Once saved, always saved” doctrine. It is the cause of much church apostasy. How is it possible for a Christian to fear God when they believe this? Why should they if they believe they can do anything and still be saved. This is a lie from Satan causing many believers to fall away.