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Can a person be saved more than once?


Some people who truly repent of their sin and receive Jesus as their Savior and Lord fall into sin and then feel that they must be saved all over again. This is not the case. The Bible says, “My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One” (1 John 2:1). Also, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

Mr. Graham has said, “Christian conversion is the transformation which we experience when we are born of God. Since one is not born over and over again, we must think of Christian development in two phases: birth and growth. A child, for example, is born once. True, he falls down many times, but when he falls he doesn’t need to be born again. His falls, his bumps and bruises are all part of growing. So it is in the Christian life. Birth is sudden, once and for all, but development is the work of an entire lifetime. We can be converted in a moment: the precise moment that we accept Christ. But it takes a lot of prayer, Bible reading, church-going, and Christian service to make a mature Christian.”

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  1. Melissa VanOstrand says:

    I am crushed by the comment of a mentor friend who texts a daily message to about 80 people. He said he doesn’t believe in once saved always saved. Then he said I don’t want to debate this with anyone. I’m a new Christian. I blocked him from further texts. Please pray for me to know the truth even from so called ‘Christians’. Thank you and God bless

  2. ImaJean says:

    so is this saying once saved always saved?

  3. Carolyn Joiner says:

    Upon dwelling on things I’ve done in my lifetime after Christ saved me, I find myself questioning how GOD can overlook my early life, even though I’ve asked for forgiveness. Thank you for this.

  4. douglas welch says:


  5. Kim Hanline says:

    Thank you I was told you had to be saved again if you fall out of the church now I know that I have to repent.

  6. Joe McCullough says:

    Thank you , for explaining the word of God too me more clearer

    1. Joe McCullough says:

      Thank you for explaining too me , more clearer in Gods word. And may God continue to bless the ministries.