Calvinism Refuted

"Perseverance of the Saints"

(or "eternal security" or "once saved always saved")

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Scriptural refutation of "eternal Security"

Following is a very simple chart which refutes the doctrine of "Once saved, always saved." As you will notice, we have selected the passages which clearly demonstrate that the inspired writers were referring to Christians (children of God). This destroys the very convenient dodge: "If they are lost, they weren't saved to begin with" and/or "If one is a child of God, he could never cease to become a child of God." As shown in the chart, among other things, a child of God can become an "accursed child." Please carefully examine all the passages given in the chart. As shown in those verses, the inspired writers are referring to children of God.

Things Children of God Can Do:

1. Fall from grace - Gal. 5:1-4,13

2. Be led away with error - 2 Pet. 3:17

3. Err from the truth - James 5:19-20

4. Weak brother may perish - 1 Cor. 8:11

5. Fall into condemnation - James 5:12

6. Be moved away from the hope - Col. 1:21-23

7. Deny the Lord who bought them - 2 Pet. 2:1

8. Depart from the living God - Heb. 3:12

9. Can be a castaway - 1 Cor. 9:27

10. Can become accursed children - 2 Pet. 2:14

36 Bible texts that refute "eternal security"

36 Bible texts that refute "eternal security"

Bible Text

Description Of Blood Bought Believer

Description Of Sin

Description After


Indicate Those Descriptions You Feel Do Not Refer To Christians But The Lost


Indicate Those You Feel Do Not Refer To The Lost, But To Christians

Ezek 3:20; 18:24-26


turns away, commits iniquity

die in sin

Mt 25:1-13

took lamps and went to meet Christ

5 were foolish

"I do not know you"

Mt 25:14-30

Christ's own slaves

hid talent

wicked lazy, cast into outer darkness, weep & gnash

Lk 8:13

receive word with joy, believe

temptation, persecution

fall away

Lk 9:62

put hands to plow of kingdom

looked back to former life

not fit for kingdom

Lk 12:42-48

steward in charge of Christ's servants

beat slaves, drunkenness

cut in pieces, assign with unbelievers

Jn 15:1-6


does not abide

thrown away, dried up, burnt

Acts 4:32;5:1-11

of those who believed

lied to 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 church

false doctrine

drawn away

Rom 11:13-23

wild olive, grafted in v17, stand by faith V20

unbelief, not continue V20,22

not spared, cut off V21-22

1 Cor 9:26-27

Apostle Paul, preached to others

body not slave

Paul disqualified

1 Cor 10:1-12

standing (feel they are saved) V12

immorality, crave evil, grumble,

fall V12

Gal 2:11-14

Apostle Peter

false doctrine, hypocrisy

Literal Greek "stood condemned" V11

Gal 5:4

severed & fallen indicates previously joined and standing

seeking to keep OT

severed from Christ, fallen from grace

Gal 6:1

restore indicates once saved

caught in trespass

needed to be restored

1 Ti 1:18-20

Hymenaeus, Alexander: shipwreck indicates they once sailed good.

rejected faith and good conscience, blasphemed

their personal faith shipwrecked, delivered to Satan

1 Ti 4:1

fall away indicates once saved

false doctrine

fall away from faith

1 Ti 5:8

passage addressed to Christians

doesn't provide for family

denied faith, worse than unbeliever

1 Ti 6:10

passage addressed to Christians

love of money

wandered from faith, pierced selves with pangs

2 Ti 2:16-18

Hymenaeus and Philetus: gone astray indicates once correct

False doctrine: resurrection past

gone astray, upset other's faith as well

Heb 3:12


evil, unbelieving

fall away from God

Heb 4:1-2,11

brethren, addressed to Christians

unbelief, disobey

short of God's rest, fall

Heb 6:4-8

once enlightened, tasted heavenly gift, partakers of HS, Bible & powers to come, renew indicates restore to former cleanness


fallen away, can't renew, crucified Christ again and put in open shame

Heb 10:26-31

received knowledge of truth. no longer remains indicates they once had forgiveness

sinning willfully

no forgiveness of sin, fearful judgment

Heb 10:38-39

God's righteous, Christians

shrinks back

God has no pleasure in him, destruction

Jas 5:19-20

brethren, Christians

strays from truth, sin

soul will die in sins, sinner

1 Pe 5:8



devoured by devil

2 Pe 2:1

Christians, "among you" had been bought by Christ

false prophets

swift destruction

2 Pe 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 became Christians

2 Pe 3:17

beloved, Christians

carried away,

fall from own steadfastness

2 Jn 8-9

Christians, have accomplished

not abide in doctrine, false doctrine

lose, no reward doesn't have God

Rev 2:4-5

Christians in Ephesus

left first love

fallen, lampstand removed

Rev 3:5

Christians in Sardis

deeds incomplete

are dead

Rev 3:16-17

Christians in Laodicea


spit out of Christ's mouth


Indicate Those Descriptions You Feel Do Not Refer To Christians But The Lost


Indicate Those You Feel Do Not Refer To The Lost, But To Christians

Topical organization of scriptures that refute "Eternal Security"

1 Parable of sower

2 Fallen from grace passage:

3 Pruning passages:

4 Hebrews Passages:

5 Doctrinal Apostasy passages:

6 Moral Apostasy passages:

7 Revelation passages:

8 Old Testament passages

Other scriptural arguments that refute "Eternal Security"

A. The fact the Bible exhorts to faithfulness proves one can be lost

  1. be steadfast immovable: 1 Cor 15:58
  2. If these qualities are yours...2 Pe 1:5-11
  3. we will reap if we do not grow weary: Gal 6:9
  4. be faithful unto death and I will give crown of life: Rev 2:10
  5. practice these things and God will be with you: Phil 4:9

B. Man has a free will: Josh 24:15 to argue otherwise is nonsense and is a veiled form of existentialism

C. The Bible clearly prophesied some would fall away: Acts 20:28; 1 Ti 4:1

D. Christians are to restore the fallen: Gal 6:1; Jas 5:19-20

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