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    Ajayi Joshua Morakinyo
    “For many are called, but few are chosen”

    Once saved, always saved. This statement is referred to as Eternal Security. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). This is one of the scriptural references used by the proponents of Eternal Security.

    “Whosoever believeth” seems to be their watchword, but they have forgotten that Judas Iscariot also believed yet perished. They also hold firm the story of the prodigal son who returned to his father and was warmly received, but leaving out the part that he came to his senses and went back to his father with a repentant heart.

    They do emphasize that, “. . . God is love (1John 4:8);” and “. . . Love covereth all sins (Prov. 10:12);” but omits the given condition of the Saviour that says, “. . . the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved (Matt. 24:12 & 13).” One scripture that seems to be the note-worthiest in this article is Matt.22:14; “For many are called, but few are chosen.” This simply means there would be a selection process and if there is a selection process; that means there are requirements.

    Thus, whoever meets up with the requirements will enjoy a healthy peaceful eternity in heaven; else, he or she will suffer an unhealthy sadistic eternity in hell. In this article, I have made a little exposition on the parables of “the Wise and Foolish Virgins” and “the Wedding Feast” to elucidate my confutations of Eternal Security. In the conclusive part of the article, a little proof by contradiction was made to show that Eternal Security is both illogical and unbiblical. Finally, for more insights on the Confutations of Eternal Security; get the message, titled, “The Conditional Security of Believers in Christ (audio),” by Pastor W.F. Kumuyi; the General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church. Every Bible quotation in this article was drawn from the King James Version of the Holy Bible.

    The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins (Matt. 25:1-13)
    In this parable, ten virgins who can be likened to ten Christians went out to meet the bridegroom (Jesus Christ). Since it was and era when there was no electricity, so they were all wise enough to take their lamps with them. This lamp can be likened to be the faith you and I have in God. We believe God is love. We believe Jesus is the Son of God. But five of these ten virgins were not wise enough to simply understand that, faith without works is dead (James 2:20 & 26) i.e. faith in God without working out His instructions is a deadly sin (sin leading to damnation). One law says come with your lamp; another says fill it up with oil and the law of wisdom says come with extra oil, just in case the unexpected happens. As we have to keep laws in the physical, so we also have laws to keep in the spiritual. The five wise virgins took their lamps just like the five foolish virgins but also took extra in their vessels . . .

    “Wisdom is profitable to direct (Eccl. 10:10).” Proverbs 4:7 says, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” According to verse five of our text, Christ second coming may be delayed and the verse further said, ‘they all slumbered and slept.’ Oh yes! Both the wise and the foolish Christians may all go to school, pursue B. Sc, M. Sc and Ph. D; they may all be involved in marriage, sexual reproduction and naming ceremony; they may all be involved in sports, education, politics, engineering, law, philosophy, agriculture, astronomy, divinity etc, but the wise Christians, even with all these activities, will always be ready for the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ by Trusting and Obeying God while the foolish Christians will of course also be Trusting but Disobeying God; always covering their disobedience with grace.

    After fornicating, lying, bearing false witness and other forms of iniquity; they carve out a way of justifying their injustices by saying, “Christ has paid it all; once you are saved, you are saved forever; God is love, His grace covers you; you are blessed.” Yecch! What happens to Romans 6:1, “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? The apostle (Paul) of Christ said, “God forbid!” Christ has paid it all.

    Yes! But that same Christ said, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jolt or one title shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled (Matt. 5:17 & 18).” That same Christ also said in John 15:2, “Every branch (Christian) in Me (Jesus Christ) that beareth not fruit, He (God the Father) taketh away. . .” In verses eight and nine of our text; the foolish said unto the wise, ‘Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.’ But the wise answered, saying, “Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.”

    We can deduce from here that, fellowshipping with the brethren, breaking bread and drinking wine with them in Holy Communion, singing with them in the choir, praying with the prayer warrior team or/and any other group, do not and cannot guarantee your salvation because salvation is a personal experience of deliverance from sin through Jesus Christ. Once you are born again (saved), you have been placed on the right track (which is called the narrow way that leads to eternal life) with the grace to obey track rules (keep the faith), endure and keep going.

    Do not go off the track, else, you will be disqualified. In verses ten to twelve, the bridegroom suddenly arrived and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Excuse me please! I thought there were ten virgins (Christians) who believed in the bridegroom and have been waiting for him! Why then was the door shut when there were only five inside and there were still five outside?

    The answer says in verse ten that, “. . . and they that were ready . . .” Maybe you are thinking the bridegroom did not know and thought there were only five virgins who were waiting for him and wanted to go in. We have a clearer picture in verse eleven, “Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.” Here comes the bridegroom’s deliberate and sharp response in verse twelve, “But he answered and said; verily I say unto you, I know you not! “But they believed and waited; yet were cast away!!!” (Now you see that the bridegroom knew there were five other virgins outside who wanted to go in but he (the bridegroom) would not let them in!).”

    This is clearly, very much, in all sense, contradictory to the message of Eternal Security as taught (and still in circulation) by some antichrists. Jesus concluded the parable in verse thirteen of our text by saying, “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man cometh.” We may ask any advocate of Eternal Security that, “Why watch if you are already eternally secured?” Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints (Jude 3).

    The Parable of the Wedding Feast (Matt. 22:1-14)
    This parable began in verse two with, “The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king (taking this king as God), which made a marriage for his son (taking this son as Jesus Christ).” In verse three, the king sent out his servants (the angels made the announcement in Luke 2:9-14; the shepherds also did in Luke 2:17; Wise men came from the East and announced it in Matt. 2:2; Simeon spoke about it in Luke 2:29-32; and Anna the prophetess bore witness in Luke 2:38) to call those who were invited (at first, the Israelites and then, us) to the wedding; and they were not willing to come (especially the leaders of the Pharisees and the Sadducees).

    To make the matter worse, they would not honour the invitation and would also not allow those who wanted to honour the invitation do so graciously. In verse four, the king again sent other servants (such as the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers) to inform the invitees that, “The dinner is ready . . . come to the wedding.”

    They ignored the servants, went about minding other businesses and some even seized and killed the king’s servants! Read up what happened to those murderers in verse seven. So the king instructed his servants to go to the highway and invite as many as they could find; both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.

    Take note of something in verse eleven; “And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:” Observe that; this man was invited (preached to), he may be bad or good but the point is, he accepted the invitation (accepted Christ into his life) and honoured the invitation (which means, he attended the wedding and it was not recorded that at entry point, the security harassed him; not at all). He went in and was waiting like everyone else for the commencement of the feast. “ . . . Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb . . . (Rev. 19:9).”

    Where else could be safer than where this man was? But the king saith unto him in verse twelve, “Friend, how comest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.”  Then saith the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth (v.13); For many are called but few are chosen (v.14). It will later be emphasized in my article titled, “Thank God for Satan’s Fiasco” (Coming Soon), that; “Accepting Jesus Christ is a necessary condition to get us into heaven but it is not sufficient! If thou will enter into life, keep the commandments (Jesus Christ of Nazareth).”

    In the first parable, five virgins (taking them as believers) were disallowed from entering the marriage venue because they only waited but wasn’t ready even though they believed. In the second parable, this man, an invitee, was already a guest waiting for the commencement of the feast and yet was evicted at the king’s command.

    According to Matt. 7:21; all the people who are very good at hailing Jesus by calling Him sweet names like King of kings, Lord of lords, Arogbo ojo, Aterere kari aiye, Olowo gbogbo ro, Igwe, Nagode, Elshadai, Eru jeje, Awesome God, Sweet Jesus, Unbeatable God, Kabio-osi, Alakoso orun, The most Excellency yet the most accessible and so on, will not make it into the kingdom of heaven unless they do the will of the Father.

    In Matt. 5:20; when Jesus said, “Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” Who were the people He was addressing? His followers of course (the believers)!

    Come to think of it logically, suppose Eternal Security is true, that means Judas Iscariot (The son of perdition), and Ananias and Sapphira who lied to the Holy Ghost are in heaven! The two cases have revealed contradictions because whoever has the title, “The son of Perdition” is damned; and whoever sins against the Holy Ghost, according to Jesus Christ in Matt. 12:32, cannot be forgiven both in this world and in the world to come. Hence, Eternal Security is absolutely, logically and Biblically incorrect, deceiving and misleading.

    I hereby strongly recommend that you discard it, watch against it, pray against it, teach against it and earnestly contend for the faith; a working faith which was once delivered to the saints; those that believed in the only begotten Son of God and obeyed His Word. For there shall arise false Christ, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before (Jesus Christ of Nazareth).

    Ajayi Joshua Morakinyo
    Phone no: 08180341875

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