These are a just a few of the 80 passages in the New Testament that refute OSAS, “once saved, always saved” — Jesus’ parable of the sower, found in Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20 and Luke 8:4-15.
Jesus gives us four categories:
#1 Seeds sown on the path with no soil — never started growing
#2 Seeds sown on the rocky ground with little soil — “sprang up” then died without moisture
#3 Seeds sown on soil with thorns — “thorns grew with it, and choked it”
#4 Seeds sown on the good soil — produced much fruit
Of the four groups, those in the second and third categories were seeds that were growing, were born-again but then fell away from where they once were, losing their salvation.
Jesus specifically said: “Those on the rock… believe for a while, then fall away“ (Luke 8:13).
And those that “grew with” thorns were “choked” by them and “became unfruitful” (Mt. 13:22), of whom Jesus emphatically states will be cut off, thrown into the fire and burned: Continue reading “Parable of the Sower Destroys OSAS — 2 Fell: “believe for a while then *fall away*” | “becomes unfruitful”” →