1. Once saved always saved.
  2. Christians are no different than other sinners, except they are saved.
  3. God cannot see the Christians sin because they are covered by the blood of Christ.
  4. We can be filthy as a barnyard in body and still be saved and holy in spirit.
  5. We all sin in word, thought and deed, every moment and every day.
  6. All who have ever fallen away were never saved in the first place.
  7. That when one comes to Christ, their sins are paid for past, present and future.
  8. You can only lose fellowship with God and not salvation.
  9. God would never disown or damn one of His own children.
  10. A sheep cannot become a goat.
  11. If we sin we only lose fellowship and not relationship with God.
  12. Salvation is unconditional.
  13. If salvation cannot be earned it cannot be lost.
  14. God will not begin a work that he will not finish.
  15. Repentance is not required for salvation.
  16. Christians who say we must remain faithful to stay saved preach a works salvation.
  17. We can be "Sinning Saints" or "Backslidden Christians" and still be saved.
  18. Only at death can we ultimately be saved from sin.
  19. Christians are still sinners.
  20. I am secure because Jesus paid my sin debt in full.



Below is a chart that will show two things. First, it contains verses that clearly show that Christians are free not to sin. So, we are without excuse, and we can discard the old worn out notion that Christians sin in word, thought, and deed, every moment and every day. Secondly, you will find verses that show that sanctification, perfection, and holiness are not only possible in this life, but that they are a command of God! This is entirely the work of God through His Holy Spirit. Man's part in sanctification and purity is his obligation to believe the scriptures concerning God's willingness and desire to cleanse and purify, and to consecrate himself entirely to God's control.


Gen. 2:17 Matt. 24:4,5,11-13 John 8:51,52 1 Cor. 10:11-21
Ex. 32:32-33 Matt. 24:42-51 John 10:27-29  Only those who that now *hear  and *follow; those that do not hear and follow are not sheep! Jesus said so! 1 Cor. 15:1,2
Deut. 4:23-31 Matt. 25:1-13 John 12:46 2 Cor. 1:24
Deut. 8:19-20 Luke 3:9 John 14:15,21-24 2 Cor. 11:2-4
Deut. 11:13, 21-22 Luke 8:13 John 15:1-6 2 Cor. 12:21-13:5
Deut. 30:16-30 Luke 11:24-28 John 15:9-15,18 Gal. 4:9
Ezek. 3:19-21 Luke 12:42-46 John 17:12 Gal. 4:19
Ezek. 18:4 Luke 13:6-10 Acts 1:24,25 Gal. 5:1-4
Ezek. 18:24-32 Luke 13:24 Acts 4:32-5:11 Gal. 5:19-21
Ezek. 33:11-20 Luke 14:25-35 Acts 11:21-23 Gal. 6:7-9
Matt 1:21 From
sin, not "in" sin
Luke 15:24 Was a "Son" Acts 14:21,22 Eph. 1:14
Matt 3:10, 12 Luke 16:13 Luke 16:13 Eph. 2:8
Matt. 5:13 Luke 16:25 "Sonship" did
not save him from torment!
Rom. 1:18 Eph. 3:17
Matt. 5:20 Your righteousness, not imputed. John 1:12   * believe Rom. 2:6-8,9,10 Eph. 5:6
Matt. 5:22 John 3:14,15  * believe Rom. 2:11 Phil. 2:1-30
Matt. 6:15 John 3:16   * believe Rom. 5:8-9 Phil. 3:4-4:1
Matt. 7:19,21,22 John 3:18-2l   * believe. The condemned love
darkness + sin
Rom. 6:11-23 Col. 1:21-23
Matt. 10:33 John 3:36  *believe Rom. 8:12-14,17 Col. 2:8
Matt. 12:37 John 5:24 *hear *believe Rom. 8:28 I Thess. 3:1-8
Matt. 13:19-22 John 6:35 *coming *believe Rom. 11:20-22 1 Tim. 1:18-20
Matt. 13:41-42 John 6:54  Eternal life is conditioned upon *eating *drinking Rom. 13:4 1 Tim. 2:15
Matt. 18:21-35 John 6:66 Rom. 14:15-23 1 Tim 4:1,16
Matt. 22:10-13 Robe of personal holiness, not fictional imputation.  John 8:30,31 1 Cor 3:16,17 1 Tim. 5:11,12
I Tim. 6:20-21 John 8:34-36 1 Cor 9:23-27 1 Tim. 6:9, 10
II Tim. 4:10 II Tim. 1:15 II Tim. 2:11-18 II Tim. 3:13-15
Heb. 5:5,9 Heb. 2:1-3 Heb. 3:6-9 Heb. 3:14
Heb. 4:1-16 Heb. 6:4-9 Heb. 6:11-12 Heb. 10:19-31
Heb. 10:36 Heb 10:38 Heb. 11:13 Heb. 12:16-17
Heb. 13:14-17, 25 James 1:21-22 James 2:14-26 James 4:4-10
James 5:19-20 I Peter 1:5-9,13 II Peter 2:1-22 II Peter 3:16-17
I Jn. 1:5-1:7 cleansing for sin is proven to cease with the loss of fellowship!   I Jn. 2:1 May not sin once! The verse says "IF" we sin, not "when" we sin! I Jn. 2:1 To need and "Advocate" is proof  that our sins were not "paid" for Past, Present, and Future. If that were so, we would not need an Advocate with the Father. I Jn. 2:3-5
I Jn. 2:15-29 I Jn. 3:1-3:10 I Jn. 4:17-18 I Jn. 5:2-5
I Jn. 5:12-13 *believing = eternal life I Jn. 5:16 II Jn. 6-9 Jude 5-12, 20,21
Rev. 2:5-7 Rev. 2:10-11 Rev. 2:16-26 Rev. 3:4-5
Rev. 3:8-12 Rev. 3:14-22 Rev. 17:14 Rev. 21:7-8
Rev. 22:11 Death does not sanctify! If you die a sinner, you remain a sinner for eternity!     Rev. 22:18-19


Matt. 5:48 John 8:34-36 Acts 15:9 **purify John 8:11
John 17:17-19 Rom. 6:12-23 Rom. 8:13 1 Cor. 5:7
** purge out
I Cor. 11:13,15:34 II Cor. 7:1 Gal. l:4 Eph. 1:4
Eph. 2:1-10 Col. 1:12, 13, 21-23 I Thes. 3:12, 13 I Thes. 4:2-4
I Thes. 5:23 **sanctify II Thes. 2:13 II Tim. 2:19 Titus 2:11,14
Heb. 7:25 James 4:8 **cleanse **purify I Peter 1:14-17 I Peter 4:17, 18
I Jn. 1:7,9 Forgiveness and cleansing from ALL Sin! I Jn. 2:1 written that we may not sin. Period! I Jn. 3:5-10 I Jn. 5:2-5, 18
Jude 24, 25

                       KEY TO THE CHART

All references with an asterisk (*) are in the Greek present tense. The present tense shows a continuous action that is taking place at this very moment. When it concerns belief, the present tense is always used whenever the conditions of final salvation are stated. Since willful sin is unbelief, one cannot be believing and sinning at the same time. The benefits and security of salvation only stay ours as we continually put our full trust and lives into the hands of a Holy God.

The double asterisks (**) show an aorist tense. An aorist tense indicates a momentary occurrence and not a drawn out process. For example, if I "wash" my hands, this may take a process, but it is to be completed quickly. I do not wash forever. Sanctification may take a process to complete, but scripture makes it clear that its completion is to be in our physical lifetime. There is no example within the New Testament where sanctification or purity is in the future tense. There is no hope of sanctification after death.





Further readings: On the Proof-Texts for Eternal Security

                              On the Conditional Clauses in the New Testament