Real Life Bible Church
Can our salvation be lost?
When we become Christians this is what takes place. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a NEW CREATION; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17. This is the work of God it has NOTHING to do with us it's a transformation started on the inside that manifests on the outside over time. When we are created in the womb by the process that takes place between our natural parents we take no role in that process. We would never say I can undue my own creation process in the womb. Why would we think we could undue God's creation process? Remember we are born again. God makes it clear. Hebrews 7:25 Therefore he is able to SAVE COMPLETELY those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. The believer need never fear he will lose his salvation. He cannot. The Bible is absolutely clear about that. Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give ETERNAL not semi eternal life to them, and they shall NEVER perish; and no one shall SNATCH them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and NO ONE is able to SNATCH them out of the Father’s hand” (John 10:27-29; see also Rom. 8:35-39; Phil. 1:6; and 1 Pet. 1:4-5).
Hebrews 10:14 for by one sacrifice he has MADE PERFECT FOREVER those who are being made holy. Is it because you act perfect? No it's because of the finished work on the cross. Don't confuse that fact that we still commit acts of sin that we can lose salvation. Remember God said Hebrews 10:17 then he adds: "Their SINS and lawless acts I will REMEMBER no more." God doesn't have amnesia He just does not attach sins to our account. Titus 2:12 Jesus teaches us to say no to sin as we grow in the grace and knowledge of who He is. For the grace (Jesus and Grace are one and the same) of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 1 John 5:13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may KNOW that you have ETERNAL life. Wow God is good He says we can know we have eternal life. Now we can rest because in Christ we are free indeed. There is no freedom or security in looking over your shoulder and since the wages of sin is death if it were on us to keep ourselves saved one sin would disqualify us forever. But thank God Jesus paid the wage. God bless