1. I can’t find anyone in the New Testament who was clearly saved and then lost salvation. Just the opposite, it teaches that if one’s receives the gift of eternal life it never ends! How can you lose what’s eternal? One is not in and out like a yo-yo. (1 Jn 2.25; Jn 3.16).
I am not including hypocrites here who were never saved–pretenders, counterfeits, “mouth” Christians.
2. No one in my Bible ever got saved a second time. Salvation is indeed permanent. One can not even adopt a child naturally for three or six months. You must adopt them permanently. Likewise God adopts the repenting sinner permanently. (Rom 8.15-17; Eph 1.5).
“And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.” (Act 2.47 NAS).
3. I can find no one who claims to have been given eternal life incrementally. I find no one who claims to have been redeemed little by little, over the years—-5 percent redeemed this year and 6 percent redeemed next year, type of thing. No. We are redeemed all at once. . . up or down . . in or out . . all on ONE day! How else could one have assurance and peace that he crossed over the line at some point?
“These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, in order that you may know that you have eternal life.” (1 Jn 5.13 NAS).