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"You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel."    Matthew 23:24

Yes, I can lose my salvation, but it is only the size of a gnat. At the same time, my eternal security is the size of a camel. As I lay out the word of God on my operating table, I take my scalpel and I cut off a camel-sized piece of eternal security, while leaving behind a gnat-sized piece of eternal insecurity.

In the Saved-Lost church, my teachers, pastors and leaders all had a magnifying glass, and each one of them was bent over the word of God, staring at it through these big lenses. As they looked at this gnat-sized piece of eternal insecurity, they would smugly lift their faces, and then boom out in a loud voice: "Yep! No doubt about it! Christians can LOSE their salvation!"

After hearing a steady bombardment of this "Gospel of Bad News," it didn't take long for myself and many thousands of others to become totally discouraged of ever gaining victory trying to climb their demanding mountain of rules. Some of us just plain gave up, and plunged off this mountain of dreadful legalism, diving headfirst into a personal cesspool of sin.

 

In the Always-Saved community, there was great joy in knowing I could not lose my salvation, and that I was guaranteed passage to Heaven. In our divine joy, most of us Always-Saved Christians climbed about our "eternal security camels," and then foolishly raced off into the desert of sin. Many are now in danger of dying from spiritual thirst and Satanic sunburns, wandering around absolutely lost in the Godforsaken wastelands of their own lusts. Let us be wise in the Lord. Let us acknowledge the gnats, but ride our camels towards God's oasis of being TOTALLY SAVED!

 

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