Once saved Always Changed
Author: Steve Fernandez
Special Reprint © December 2014 for Awake Conference, Pune
(A ministry of Love Maharashtra)
What does it really mean to be born again?
In our generation, it is obvious that there is great confusion about the meaning of regeneration. This misunderstanding is widespread within the evangelical church. The concept has been so weakened and diluted of its biblical meaning that people without any concrete evidence of lasting spiritual change are routinely regarded as being “born again Christians.” The result of all this is that there has been a devaluing of the radical nature of God’s renewing work.
In his clear and concise study, Pastor Steve Fernandez has helped us understand the essential nature of what it means to be born again. It is a radical change of the core disposition and nature of a person that fundamentally transforms both the attitudes and behaviour completely – Once Saved, Always Changed!
Steve Fernandez was the Senior Pastor of Community Bible Church in Vallejo, California, a church which he founded in 1980. The church began with 25 people and one midweek Bible study. With a focus upon expository preaching, discipleship, and missions, the Lord has caused the church to grow to 1,000. Prior to coming to Vallejo, Steve served for four years as an associate pastor at Valley Bible Church in Hercules, California.
Steve was also the founder and President of The Cornerstone Seminary in Vallejo, California, where he taught Missions, Theology, and Preaching. Steve was co-founder, board member, and instructor at Grace School of Theology and Ministry in Pleasant Hill, California, where he taught Systematic Theology, Bible Exposition, and Preaching for 25 years. He preached and taught pastors’ conferences in India, Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, Central America, and the Philippines. A graduate of California State University at Hayward, and Dallas Theological Seminary, Steve has authored books, booklets, and study materials including; Free Justification: The Glorification of Christ in the Justification of a Sinner; Jesus and the Depressed; Once Saved, Always Changed; Christ’s Infinite Fullness; and Election: God’s Unchanging Love for His People. Steve was called home to be with the Lord on the evening of Resurrection Sunday 2013 (3/31/13).