Was King Saul Saved?

Q. My Bible study on Sunday night the question came up about King Saul’s salvation. One lady thought there was a verse in the Psalms that said he was saved. The leader of the study thought he was not saved. I could not find the verse. Can you shed any light on this?

A. According to 1 Samuel 16:14 the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and in 2 Samuel 28:16 Samuel told Saul the Lord had turned away from him and become his enemy. I take this to mean that if he had been saved, he lost his salvation, most likely because of his disobedience. Remember, the Holy Spirit was not sealed within believers before the Church Age, nor will He be afterward. It’s a promise given exclusively to the Church. Also, there is no mention of Saul in the Psalms.

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