Another great article by Renae Loring, our Family Ministries Pastor. In some ways, this question opens up an endless and mindless debate, but however you approach it, all agree that a person truly saved by Christ is secure.
Can You Lose You Salvation?
Can I lose my salvation? Not a chance. When you hand your life over to Christ, deciding to follow Him with everything you are, you are a “new creation in Christ. The old has gone and the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17) I can’t be uncreated.
There are many verses that talk about God keeping us, and not letting us fall. Jude 24 says, “To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy.” It is Christ who keeps us and presents to God, not me and my efforts or lack thereof.
Romans 8:38 gives us the great promise that “neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” There isn’t anything that can separate us from God.
Christ said in John 6:39-40, “And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
People tend to worry about losing their salvation when they are struggling with sin, or they fall. But we have to remember when Christ died on the cross for our sins. He didn’t only die and provide a sacrifice for the sins we would commit prior to our salvation, he died once and for all for all of our sin.
Eternal Security by Charles Stanley