Can a Person Lose Their Salvation?
Absolutely Not! God does not play games. Nor is He a liar. He promised if you believe the gospel you are saved. The doctrine of eternal security is simple to understand and clearly delineated in Scripture. God says if you believe the gospel you’re saved. Plain language but because of pride and lack of faith mankind says no to God. “I” must do more than just having faith in the finished work of the cross.
There are forums and hundreds of YouTube videos dedicated to this topic where all believers do is argue over OSAS “once saved always saved”. Did the translators get John 19:30 wrong? Did Jesus say It’s not really finished, you have to do a bit more every day or at least once a week to hold on to your salvation?
Stop Calling God a Liar
Those that oppose what God has promised, that once you’re saved you’re His forever have no faith. They can’t take God at His Word.
To those who oppose once saved always saved:
STOP CALLING GOD A LIAR!
In the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago.
STOP FRUSTRATING THE GRACE THAT GOD HAS POURED OUT ON ALL MANKIND
I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
STOP TELLING JESUS CHRIST HIS DEATH WAS MEANINGLESS
If mankind doing things would please God than the cross was never needed. But God knew from eternity past that He would need to send His Son Jesus Christ to redeem mankind because it is utterly impossible for mankind to do anything to save ourselves.
1 For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near. 2 Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have had consciousness of sins? 3 But in those sacrifices, there is a reminder of sins year by year. 4 For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. 5 Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says,
“Sacrifice and offering You have not desired,
But a body You have prepared for Me;
6 In whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin, You have taken no pleasure.
7 “A Then I said, ‘ Behold, I have come
(In the scroll of the book it is written of Me)
To do Your will, O God.’”
8 After saying above, “Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You have not desired, nor have You taken pleasure in them” (which are offered according to the Law), 9 then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will.” He takes away the first in order to establish the second. 10 By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
This is What God Says on How a Person is Saved
‘For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.
I Corinthians 15:3-4
‘In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, ‘
‘in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.’
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Romans 10:9-10 Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth, one confesses and is saved.
These verses clearly state that you are saved the moment you believe. Remember this is God saying this not Paul. God doesn’t say you’re saved but I’ll check back with you in 3 months than again in 6 months. Don’t frustrate the mercy and grace that God has poured out to you and all mankind. (Galatians 2:21)
Take a look at all the things God does the moment you believe…
- The moment you believe the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Romans 1:16) you are saved
- Instantly sealed with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13),
- Baptized into the Body of Christ (1 Cor 12:13),
- Indwelled with the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5, 8:9),
- Become children of God; and Joint-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:16,17),
- and blessed with all spiritual blessing in the heavenly’s. (Ephesians 1:3),
- We are all seated together in the heavenly places in Christ. (Ephesians 2:6)
Is our Lord going to take it all back every time you sin? Or is there one particular sin that takes you out? Ridiculous! That is the complete opposite of grace. Trust in His promises because of who He is.
Savage Wolves Are Already Amoung Us
The apostle Paul warned of these “savage wolves” that would not spare the flock. (Acts 20:29,30) And they would come from within the Church speaking perverse things to draw believers to themselves. WOW! Sound familiar?
Let them come and test your faith, put your trust in what God promised! Nothing can separate you from Christ!
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? 33 Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; 34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. 35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Romans 8:31-35
“Those that believe you can lose your salvation are calling God a liar”
It Comes Down to Faith
I know I repeat myself over and over on every topic or question but everything we do for God comes down to faith. Those that believe you can lose your salvation are themselves the very picture of someone with NO FAITH.
That’s why this topic is so important. On one side a person believes what God says and on the other side, the person doesn’t. One is going where the other isn’t, and if those with no faith (you can lose your salvation) in what God says can influence others (unsaved) with their work’s salvation message they’re not saving anyone.
I just hope that someone with questions about the assurance of salvation reads this post, takes the time to study the verses and can be assured once and for all that God promised salvation to all that believe the gospel. Believe God, not Man!!!
In conclusion, if you’re a new believer and you have doubts about your salvation that’s normal. Satan will attack you with doubt but that’s where faith comes in. Put all your faith in what God promised you and rest on His promises because God can not lie and He is always faithful even when we are not. (2 Timothy 2:13) Doubt is normal, we’re only human but God is always faithful. (2 Thessalonians 3:3)
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Faith, Sine Qua Non
Mesa Bible Study