First of all, I don't believe anyone truly saved can lose their salvation. I'm a Calvinist.
But many people who think they are saved are in for a surprise.
It's not politically correct to say this, but the Bible says that some people are excluded from the Kingdom of God:
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
34 Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
41 Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
1 Corinthians 6
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
"Yes," you say, "but anarchists are dangerous, violent, and evil people people. Surely they will not inherit the Kingdom of God!"
Most people think an "anarchist" is a violent bomb-throwing anti-Christian evil doer.
This is the biggest lie of the last 200 years.
The word "anarchist" comes from two Greek words -- "a" + "archist" -- meaning "not an archist." If you are correct, and "anarchists" cannot inherit the Kingdom of God, then those that are not anarchists will inherit the Kingdom of God. (The double negative -- "not anarchist" -- produces "archist.") But does an "archist" follow Christ? Can an archist enter the Kingdom of God?
Here's what Jesus says about "archists" -- people who are not anarchists:
42 But Jesus called them to Him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.
43 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
The English word "rule" is a translation of the Greek word archein, the Greek word behind the English word "anarchist." Jesus says His disciples are not to be archists, which is to say, they are to be "an-archists."
Is this just some kind of word game?
NO. It's one of the most serious issues facing us in the next 100 years.
And most people -- and probably a majority of those who call themselves Christians -- believe that archists are good.
Jesus says that archists are not followers of Him.
Jesus was executed by archists.
Now is the time for Christians to re-think anarchism and archism.
Jesus said Christians are not to be "archists." He said we are to be "servants."
There are two ways to be a servant. One is to do direct acts of service. These acts of service are what builds and maintains civilization.
Service Creates Order
But another way to serve -- or perhaps another perspective, another way to look at these same acts of service -- is to resist archists.
If you see an archist stealing a woman's purse you can grab the purse out of his hand and return it to the woman, and tell the archist that he must become a servant. You can't just say "I'm meditating on Jesus; I don't care about conflicts between archists and non-archists." Jesus says the Church (that's you, the Body of Christ) must be involved.
This is why, if you reflect on the issues that face us in the next 100 years, it becomes plain that there are hundreds of reasons why we must be anarchists, why Jesus commands us to be anarchists, and why anyone who refuses to be an anarchist cannot be a Christian.
- Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
The Christian Anarchist Homepage
Vine & Fig Tree: A World Without "The State"
If Anarchists are against man's government, archists are against the Government of God.