CAN A TRUE CHRISTIAN LOSE THEIR SALVATION?
There are some Churches that teach this false doctrine that a believer can take themselves out of God’s hands through unbelief and sin. I fully understand this false doctrine as I and my wife attended an Arminian (Pentecostal) Church for many years, we believed and practiced their law of tithing, abstinence from alcohol. We were taught that every Christian must witness by speaking the word of God. We were told that people would go to Hell if we didn’t preach God’s word to the lost, this too is false! Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God but not all are preachers or teachers. 1-Corinthians 12:29 Jesus taught that our good works as Christians glorify God. “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16 NASB.
We Christians are to be “Living Epistles” read by all men, zealous of good works that God had prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Titus 2:14
Being not all are preachers or teachers what is the will of God for the believers without these gifts? It is NOT to be a fanatic preaching to everyone, I have done that, turned people off, almost lost my job. It is however to do good works, your light will shine and be seen by men and God will draw some that ask you what is the hope within you, then tell them what the Lord Jesus has done for you! This will be the work of the Holy Spirit and not your own.
Instead of telling everyone you will show them through your Good Works! Many say but don’t do! James said in regards to this; “Show me your faith and I will show you my works, as faith without works is dead, being alone” James 2:17 NASB.
Jesus said; “My sheep hear my voice and another they will not follow!” Did you know that a deceived mislead sheep of Jesus cannot stay in that condition? Why, because they have the Holy Spirit who will lead them out of the darkness and they were babes in Christ when they were misled. This is contrary to the Galatian believers who were running “So well” as Paul said, they knew the truth of God’s word yet they embraced the Jewish Law which the Judaizes (Jews who believed that Jesus was the Messiah) who crept into this Church and brought Jewish Law that caused the Galatian believers to fall from grace. (Not salvation).
This sheep’s eyes were opened when after years of bondage, someone in my Church said that salvation could be lost! That was a total shock to me, I had never given it a thought but I prayed and told the Lord, I don’t know if I can lose my salvation, whatever you reveal to me through your word I will believe until I die! Today, I know the truth that set me free, how can I lose that which is not mine to lose? I am a “Purchased” possession of God, bought with a price and “His” workmanship! Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself 1-Corinthians 6:19 NLT.
There is nothing that can take us out of God’s hands, even our sins (Nakedness-Romans 8:35-39).
If we WILFULLY sin God will punish us as the faithful Father he is! Even if we sin the sin unto death (Sexual sins as did the believer that the Apostle Paul gave into Satan’s hands for the destruction of his body (Death) but the salvation of his soul which would go to be with the Lord in Heaven).
For my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand. John 10:29 NLT.
“From eternity to eternity I am God. No one can snatch anyone out of my hand. No one can undo what I have done.” Isaiah 43:13 NLT.
God chose you to be his own, you received him because it was his will, not yours! You were drawn to the Lord Jesus Christ through the regeneration power of the Holy Spirit, he granted you Godly
repentance, and the “Gift” of faith so that you could believe.
He is with you forever, joined to your spirit, you are bone of his bone, flesh of his flesh!
But the person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him.1-Corinthians 6:17 NLT.
If you could lose this, then God would have failed but we know this is not possible as the word tells us; “Who can resist His Will?”-NO ONE!
Who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:12-13 NASB.