Route 12 - It is Possible for a Child of God to Sin and Be Lost -
Romans 8:31-39 (Part II)




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12 - James 5:19-20
- Who is being addressed?
    - Brethren
    - Those in the truth
- What is it possible that they may do?
    - Wander from the truth
    - Lose their soul
    - Be guilty of sin

12 - 1st Peter 5:1-2, 8
- Who is given an assignment, and what is it?
    - Elders.  Shepherd the flock of God among them
- Why is sobriety and vigilance necessary?
    - Because one who is saved can be devoured by the devil.
- Can one go to heaven who has been devoured by the devil?
    - Mathew 13:41-43
          Scriptures teach that a Christian can be restored to God's favor

12 - Acts 8:22
- Simon had been saved when he obeyed the gospel (Mark 16:16)
- Simon had been lost when he tried to buy the power to pass on gifts of the Holy Spirit.  He had been "
full of
bitterness and captive to sin"
(New International Version).
- But he could be restored to the favor of God and saved from the consequences of his iniquity through
repentance, and prayer.

12 - 1st John 1:9
- If
12 - 2nd Peter 2:20-22
- What words describe the saved in this passage?
    - Have escaped the pollutions of the world
    - Have known the way of righteousness
    - The holy commandment has been delivered to them and they are in it.
- What words describe the one who is now lost?
    - IF they are again entangled in the pollutions of the world and overcome by them
    - Their latter end is worse for them than the beginning (before they were saved)
    - Have turned from the holy commandment
- Does this describe one who is still saved?
12 - 2nd John 9-11
- meno (men'-o); a primary verb; to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy)
    - King James Version - abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, tarry (for).
       - (Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary, Copyright (c) 1994, Biblesoft and
          International Bible Translators, Inc.)
- One who abides in the doctrine of Christ has God.  He stays, continues, dwells, remains within it.  This clearly
shows that one may be in the doctrine of Christ, where they can have God, but leave it.
    - Therefore they no longer have God.
- What is the warning?
    - Do not receive or even greet one who comes to you without this doctrine, or you will share in his evil deeds.
    - Why warn if it cannot happen?
- Can one who has shared in evil deeds be in heaven?
    - No
    - Matthew 5:8