Can I Lose My Salvation?
Is it possible that a person can lose their secure relationship with God? This podcast explores an answer.
Notes for the Teaching:
Can I Lose My Salvation?
John 10:28-30 (NIV)
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand. I and the Father are one."
Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)
I am convinced 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 of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
There are many more scriptural supports for believing in eternal security. You will find a list in your bulletin:
John 10:27-30, 1 Corinthians 3:15. Ephesians 4:30. Romans 8:35-39. Philippians 1:6, 1 John 2:19, John 5:24. And 1John 3:9
Someone who continues to willingly and blatantly lives in sin has not truly accepted Christ (1 John 2:19; 1 John 3:6; James 1:26). Therefore they must never have been saved in the first place.
The other thing I like about this doctrine is that the scripture cited convince me that I really have to try hard to lose my salvation.
Salvation is all about relationships.
Free will, means you get to make choices.
For a relationship to work, it takes two.
Entering into a right relationship with God requires a commitment on our part to be a disciple of Jesus.
1 John 1:7 (NIV)
“…if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”
1 John 2:24 (NIV)
See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.
Hebrews 10:38-39 (NIV)
But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him." But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed but of those who believe and are saved.
John 15:6 (NIV)
If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.
John 15:6, John 8:51, 2 Peter 1:10, Hebrews 10:26, Hebrews 10:26, 1 John 2:15, John 15:14, Romans 8:13, Romans 11:22
Hebrews 3:14 (NIV)
We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.
One flagrant violation of the law of love does not result in expulsion from the Kingdom.
1 John 1:9 (NIV)
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
It is when we refuse to confess our sins, that’s when we enter the danger zone.
Hebrews 2:1-3 (NIV)
We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?
You cannot lose your salvation over one immoral act, one sin, in one deviation from the path of righteousness, but when this becomes the way you are determined to live, you’re in danger of losing your salvation.
Don’t confuse temptation with actual sin.
1 Tim 4:1 (NIV)
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
Abandoning the faith is like filing for a divorce.
Egoism is what is taught by deceiving spirits and demons.
Saints also abandon the faith when God doesn’t do what they expect.
God will fight to win you back. But a lost salvation, a ruined relationship with God, is a possibility.
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Rev 3:5-6 (NCV)
Those who win the victory will be dressed in white clothes like them. And I will not erase their names from the book of life, but I will say they belong to me before my Father and before his angels. Everyone who has ears should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches.