Can A Christian Lose Salvation?
God is good, God is merciful, God is awesome. He is so amazing in His love for us. There is one thing God really hates, God hates religion. Of course, we know that Jesus walked on this earth from 30 years old for 3 years until He was crucified by the religious people. He rose from the dead on the third day. As we read the Word of God (the Bible), we see how salvation is complete and God’s open to offer it to us, for as long as we live on this earth. We either chose Jesus and go up, or choose nothing and go down. God wants you to choose to have a relationship with Him, and HERE is how you do it now.
Salvation Is Won
Salvation was something Jesus won for us. However, there is teaching out there that says after you have accepted Jesus, you are always saved. That is true, but is it still true if you fall away from Him? You can read about what the Lord Jesus thinks about “Once Saved, Always Saved” teaching here. Proponents of this teaching that you can never lose your salvation quote places in the Bible such John 3:15-18, John 10:28-30, and other scriptures that talk about salvation being complete. Unfortunately, they forget that God hates religion. Religion is man’s attempt to get to God through tradition. God doesn’t need your tradition, He wants your heart. That means He wants your mind, will, and emotions (the soul) and your spirit pure and valuing your relationship with Him.
Many Call Themselves Christians
Many people call themselves Christians. We are supposed to judge each other by our fruit. If someone is in sin, we are not to let them cause division in our church families. It’s convenient to say that all who confess Jesus will be saved even if they forsake God, but it’s just not what Jesus teaches. It gives people a false sense of security when if you don’t love Jesus and talk to Him all the time, you will not be saved. You can lose your salvation by your own choice. Jesus said it plainly,
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
– Matthew 7:21-23 (NKJV)
Don’t Risk It
Many people think that they have committed the unpardonable sin (more here), but that’s denying the drawing of the Holy Spirit into salvation. Of course, we are told to walk free from sin, Revelations 21:7-8 makes it clear what type of people will NOT be in Heaven. If you’re concerned about whether you’ve committed the unpardonable sin or not, chances are you haven’t because you are concerned about it. However, salvation comes from a relationship with God through Christ Jesus. No relationship, no salvation. Simple, straight from Jesus.
If you’re not sure whether you’re saved, you can pray right now for salvation and eternal life. Next you need the power of God’s Holy Spirit in your life, receive that now. Don’t believe the religious people, don’t risk not knowing God. He loves you so much. Speak to Him today and know Him every day! You can learn how to be a strong believer right now.
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