Must We Keep Believing to Stay Saved?

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Must We Keep Believing to Stay Saved?

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MUST WE KEEP “BELIEVING” TO STAY SAVED?

MUST WE KEEP “BELIEVING” TO STAY SAVED?
Pastor Ralph “Yankee” Arnold
 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, (BUT WE STILL MIGHT?) but have eternal life.  (John 3:15)
And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.  (Numbers 21:9)
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:  (John 3:14)
I have been told that we are saved if we only believe, but we must keep believing if we are to stay saved. It’s like having an endless supply of pizza delivered to your door and it will keep coming as long as you keep eating.
Did Adam and Eve have to keep eating the fruit to stay bad, evil, or lost, but if they kept repenting (changed their mind stopped eating the fruit) they returned to being good again and could return back to the Garden of Eden?
And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. (Numbers 21:8)
What If A Man WILLFULLY Sins AFTER He Is Saved? – Episode 11 (BBN)
COMMENTS:
God forgive me ! I used to sin willfully even though i knew it was wrong. I read the Holy Bible twice a day and pray to God 3 times a day. When i’m done reading my bible in the mornings and evenings and right before i go to sleep. I also say a quick prayer of forgiveness every time i catch myself sinning.
ANYONE who willfully sins is GOING TO HELL. REPEAT — ANYONE WHO WILLFULLY SINS IS GOING TO HELL !!! BIBLE IS CLEAR ON THAT… DONT BE FOOLED BY ALL THIS WATER DOWNED PREACHING,,CHERRY PICKING SCRIPTURE…Christ died so we would not sin no more….. just 1 example… I VERY SELDOM, IF AT ALL DO I SIN. I CAN SAY, I DO NOT SIN ANYMORE, I USED TO , NOT ANYMORE…. DO YOU SIN?? I BET YOU DO, TAKES A LOT OF DISCIPLINE, BUT I DO NOT SIN ANYMORE…
Unfortunately Pastor you are in error. Once saved always saved is not correct. God expects us to stop habitual sinning and to learn from it and willfully not do it again. We are not perfect and because we are not perfect we must constantly be repenting and learning from our pass sins to become Godly in nature.
This is my personal thoughts toward Once Saved Always Saved!!! I feel I am saved but still fear God’s Judgment!!! The fear is a good thing and a respect for God’s earned Authority at Calvary!!! I believe we are always to love and fear God!!! If this fear keeps us saved and from wilfully returning to sin than we are better for it.
(RESPONSE)
John 6:47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.  Although HAST means present tense, and can mean “habitually” (meaning, you will give me an apple today if I receive it and an apple tomorrow if I receive it tomorrow) but not usually. In John 3:16, it is clearly stated that it is a onetime acceptance by the addition of Shall not (in the future) perish. It therefore cannot mean a continual believing to keep everlasting life.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.  (John 5:24)
Jesus promises those that believe on the Father, after hearing His Word, that they:
1. Have everlasting life, present tense.
2. Shall never come into condemnation, future tense.
3. Have passed from death unto life, past tense.

None of those promises are true, if our continuous faith is a condition for our staying saved.

If we cannot prove or disprove that a person can believe or disbelieve during sleep, how can we prove that faith is in a continuous state of belief during sleep? How do you continuously believe during sleep? Is there continous faith during alzheimers, brain injury, mental illness, coma, sleep or sedation?
MUST WE KEEP BELIEVING TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING TRUE?
A good way to determine the word should is by examining the context as to whom it depends.
If it depends on the Lord it will be true; but if it depends on man, it might be true.
SHOULD NOT PERISH John 3:16                        Depends on God
SHOULD WALK IN GOOD WORKS Eph.2:10 Depends on man
2Pe_3:9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (our choice)
1Jn_3:11  For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should (our choice) love one another.
1Pe_4:2  That he no longer should (our choice) live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
1Pe_3:9  Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should (our choice) inherit a blessing.
1Pe_2:21  For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should (our choice) follow his steps:
Heb_11:5  By faith Enoch was translated that he should (God’s choice) not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
Heb_2:9  But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death  (God’s choice) for every man.
Tit_2:12  Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should (our choice) live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Eph_2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk (our choice) in them.
2Co_5:15  And that he died for all, that they which live should not (our choice)henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:  (2 Timothy 2:12)
If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.  (2 Timothy 2:13)
1Co_11:31  For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. (Depends on us)
1Co_11:32  But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. (Depends on God)
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