Monday, October 8, 2012

Can Christians loose salvation?

Can me, as a Christian Lose’ Salvation?
I personally don't believe if you're a truly saved Christ follower, that all the sudden just lose your salvation. The only way I believe salvation is lost, is by our own admission.  If someone who 'claimed' to be Christian, then rejected God and chooses to walk away wanting nothing to do with Him anymore, in my eyes they've made the choice to renounce the very God who saved them. The Bible gives no evidence that the "new birth" can be taken away. For a believer to become unsaved, they would have to willingly detach themselves from the Body of Christ.

Those who faithfully serve Christ, but make small mistakes, your human just like everyone. The time to worry is when that sin becomes repetition. Christ did die for all our sins and forgiveness is available for all, but we need to learn from our mistakes and strive to move forward. The bible talks in Revelation and John about being "Overcomers". We must uphold our lives to whom WE'VE dedicated it too. The Christian life is a race to the very end (Hebrews 12:1), we can't cop out as soon as we get winded or decide to take a break near the home stretch.

There is this common myth going around the minds of Christians that every single time you sin, you can lose your salvation. Also the worse you sin, your just an even more evil, terrible person and why would the Lord love you enough to accept you as His own. This is a lie and all those who believe it are extremely mistaken with God's forgiveness and mercy(Romans 5:8).  But lets get one thing straight, GOD HATES SIN, He can't stand it, but when Christ died for all sins, God gave us a chance to repent to experience his mercy. John 3:16 states who so ever believes in Him, will have eternal life.  Not who so ever believes in Him shall have eternal life, but I'll take it back when I want to.  If your saved and fully dedicated your eternally secure: "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" (John 10:28-29b)

To all those who would fall under the term "backslidden Christian," the "I'm saved, but I’m really struggling right now." I would seriously have to wonder if they got truly saved in the first place. If your life doesn't reflect somewhat of a change and if your still living in the same sin that you supposedly got saved out of, you need to start rethinking you life and ask God where do you stand. Anyone can claim Christ as Savior, but those who are truly saved will bear visible fruit (Galatians 5:22-23).

Now there will be periods in a Christian's life where there is no visible fruit. What happens during these times of disobedience is that God removes from us the assurance of our salvation. He doesn't remove our salvation, but the assurance of it. David prayed in Psalm 51 to restore to him the "joy of salvation" (Psalm 51:12). We lose the joy of our salvation when we live in sin. That is why we must examine ourselves and get our lives right with Christ.

We cant look at Salvation as a "get out of hell free card" or accept Christ and refuse to do anything with it.  To me this falls under the lines of quenching or blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 12:30).

So if you're a true full hearted Christ follower, this question shouldn't even matter to you. Why? Because God has placed inside of you the sure fact you will see heaven one day.  But if your semi sure your saved but your life is so mixed up in sex, drugs, drinking, cursing and so forth to the point no one would see Christ in you, there is a good chance you may have not been saved to start with.  Being saved you life should start to reflect the life of Christ.  Giving up the old and transforming into a "New Creation" in Christ.

This is my opinion, feel free to disagree.  Dig in your bible, get into the 'WORD' and draw your own conclusions.  

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree with that! I know so many people who disagree, but in the Bible it is clear salvation comes from trusting and believing in Jesus and when we turn away from Him we give up, not lose, that salvation. He never turns away from us though:)