Parable of Sower and Seed Proves 'Once Saved, Always Saved' Teaching is Error

In the parable of the sower, the seed that falls upon a rock refers to those who when they hear the word of God, receive the word with joy but they have no root, so for a while they believe but in time of temptation, they fall away.

The 'once saved, always saved' teaching is error as it does not line up with scripture.

Here is the parable told by the LORD Jesus Christ in Luke 8:

A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

And here Jesus explains the parable to His disciples:

Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. They on the rock [are they], which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of [this] life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep [it], and bring forth fruit with patience.


Anonymous said…
Very true. There are so many scriptures that show that we have to keep on keeping the Word and bearing fruit. It doesn't make it works, just obedience. If we love Him, we keep His commandments. Julie
Anonymous said…
Ezekiel chapter 18 also confirms 'Once Saved, Always Saved' teaching is error.
Anonymous said…
HI Cathy

I am so pleased to find one of the Lords workers in the field during the great harvest.
God bless you.

The gospel of the once saved always saved blossomed after the set free mindset in the 1980s with the introduction of the NIV(Never Inspired Version)

The truth will MAKE you free, NOT SET you free.

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

The common saying is the truth will set you free. The scripture does not say
that. This has been done subtlety in my opinion because the word (set) and
(make) have two different meaning. Set means you are released and being set free now. Make is how Jesus the author and finisher of our salvation "makes" us free. It is a long and narrow road we go down in in learning the truth and following in HIM through tribulation to be made free.

When you were first saved everything was not just layed out on you at one time,you could not handle that much truth at once. The political lies, church lies, the pre-conceived ideas that we have all built up around us. By being MADE FREE, we are exposed to a process of ex-poser over time, instead of instantaneous freedom. The disciples are an example of this also. They were still under a bondage of sin as Peter as well as others denied Christ, among many other mistakes they made while growing in the truth.

The term SET FREE was placed in the newer bibles and the minds of people so that it gives the impression of an instantaneous event. The Baptism of fire is part of the tribulation process that teaches us truth. As we become sanctified in the truth we grow in Christ, and allow His truth to grow in us.

The Holy Spirit LEADS us to all truth, this is a progressive movement as we press into the kingdom of God. This comes from revelation and exposer to Christ. You can not turn on a tremendous light upon somebody who has been in darkness for many years. It is liken to opening the window shades in the afternoon to someone who has been sleeping after being on an all night long drunk. The light all at once is too much. Paul was blinded this way by Jesus, obviously of a far, far, greater magnitude of light. But the principle is the same.

Plus their is more miss leading leaven in the doctrine of once saved always saved. SET FREE and MAKE FREE. SET FREE implies that freedom is our birthright and Satan is keeping us from it, which is not true. Believing this false understanding distorts many principles and doctrines that Jesus taught, and paves the way toward Dualism. MAKE FREE implies that freedom is a new creation, something NEW created AGAINST the bondage of man’s sin nature.

It's all about striving to enter into the straight gate.

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will
seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;

Matthew 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.

The baptizm"IE" "tribulations and judgement".

Notice also the NIV and other WEST COTT HORT translations changed the word shall to will in two different spots as well in John 8-32. Which subtly changes the meaning also. Likewise the NKJV.

New International Version (©1984)
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

Cathy Palmer said…
Thanks Bill for the excellent teaching!!!