Some Christians like to talk about being saved more than once. Is this right?

It’s a matter of perspective. The most Biblical perspective is this:

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God (Eph 2:8 )

This gift was given once:

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. (Heb 9:27-28)

So we are saved once – because we die once, and because Jesus died for us one time, and saved us by the gift of God

However there is a sense in which we can be saved more than once – a prospective sense. This is because even after we are baptised, we can fall away from grace:

This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, holding faith and a good conscience. By rejecting this, some have made shipwreck of their faith, among whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.  (1Ti 1:18 – 20)

So, you can fall from grace, but you can also learn, and come back to grace. In this sense, you are saved “again” – and this can happen any number of times, though it would obviously be better just not to fall from grace at all.

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