Hi! My name is Jannah! Welcome back to my blog! Stay a while if you’d like to hear my thoughts and opinions about certain topics.
The Answer Is Very Simple
You can never lose the gift of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ once you received it!
You may hear people say things like: “If you didn’t believe enough, you aren’t saved.”
“If you live in perpetual sin, you’ll go to Hell.”
“You can’t backslide and still be saved.”
And you know what? Every single one of those sayings are completely wrong and not Biblical in any way.
In John 3:16 Jesus Christ explains why he came to the world. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have EVERLASTING life.” (KJV)
Everlasting life means forever. Jesus has made it clear over and over that through him you have eternal life.
John 10:28-30 (KJV) “28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and my Father are one.”
1 John 2:25 (KJV) “And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.”
1 John 5:11 (KJV) “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.”
There are many verses that speak on eternal salvation/eternal life.
Let’s go back to the first lie that I’ve mentioned earlier.. you didn’t believe enough.
John 6:37 (KJV) “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me, and him that cometh to me, I will in no wise cast out.”
In that verse Jesus is saying that whoever comes to him, he will in no wise cast out. Which means, when you come to Christ seeking salvation, he’ll never turn you away. There is no such thing as believing too much or not enough.
The Bible also talks about having faith the size of a tiny little mustard seed, you can move mountains. Matthew 17:20 (KJV) If that’s the case then why would Jesus ever deny you the gift of salvation to which he purchased for you on the cross?
The answer is: He Would Not.
Now to the second lie. Perpetual sin.
Once we are saved, Jesus Christ becomes are Father, our Lord. We become a part of his family which means we can never be taken out of his family.
John 1:12 (KJV) “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
Now think of it this way. When you do something wrong against your mom or dad, does that make you not their son or daughter anymore? No, that’s impossible. It’s the same way with God.
Our sins are cast as far as the East is from the West the moment we accept Christ into our hearts. Psalm 103:12 (KJV) “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”
The Bible also says in 1 John 1:9 (KJV) “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Does that mean you should just live in sin because we have eternal salvation and can never lose our salvation no matter what we do? No, of course not.
As a Christian you should repent from sin, which means turn away from it. You should never be okay with sin. But you also don’t need to be fearful that Jesus will take away the everlasting salvation he promised would be yours when you mess up.
Jesus promises eternal salvation through him. And according to the Bible God can not lie or break promises. Jesus is God, therefore he can not lie.
Romans 3:4 (KJV) “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar, as it is written, That though mightest be justified and thy sayings and mightest overcome when thou art judged.”
Now on to the 3rd.
Backsliding is a form of sin, yes. You are a sleeping Christian that isn’t serving the Lord like you should. Backsliding is wrong, it’s not what God deserves, either.
Jesus died on the cross for your sins so you could be free from sin. He rose again the third day and gives you eternal life through him when you call upon him. He deserves more from you.
But backsliding does not determine whether you are saved or not. It does, however, effect your relationship with Jesus. You are spiritually weak and more than likely living very worldly, and that’s because you shut the Holy Spirit out.
It is easy to backslide. We all live in the flesh, our flesh is against the Holy Spirit living inside of us once we’ve accepted Jesus.
It is easy to sin
It is impossible not to sin.
The only way we will be able to not sin is when we have new glorified bodies in Heaven with Jesus. But until that day comes, Jesus has you sealed unto the day of redemption.
Ephesians 4:30 (KJV) “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”
We are sealed in Christ!
Salvation is eternal!
EloviRose (author) from Georgia on July 17, 2020:
Reading the verses Romans 11:22-23 on their own it’s easy to misunderstand what the Bible is saying. Context is crucial in any passage.
God had "cut off" some of Israel for their rejection of Him, and "grafting in" Gentiles. Paul is still referring to "the Gentiles" as a group, as much as to Israel as a nation. If "the Gentiles" act as coldly and stubbornly towards God as Israel had, God is more than willing and able to deem them "cut off" and suffer as a result. The context here is not about eternity, but the relationship and communion with God.
Jack Jenn from Nelson Bay NSW Australia. on July 14, 2020:
Thank you for directing me to this article after commenting on your other article but it seems we will have to agree to disagree on this topic.
Nearly all the verses you mention come with a caveat attached, that is, a proviso that we conform to certain conditions. I'm not going to list all the verses that dispel what you're saying - and there are some, which should make you think twice but firstly you mention John 3: 16, a truly beautiful verse. Sadly you didn't mention verses 17, 18, which are connected to it and therein is the caveat - in verse 17, John uses the word 'might' and might isn't 100% that you will be saved. Even in the preceding verse, 15, there is a proviso - 'should' and isn't a 100% guarantee either. And in verse 18 John gives the reason why you can lose your salvation, which, by the way is the only sin that isn't forgiven - blasphemy against the Spirit is the same thing, all three are one and the same.
To keep this short I'll also mention the two verses from my other comment, which are from Romans 11: 22, 23 - Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee goodness, IF thou continue in His goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. And they also IF they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.
As you would understand John is talking about two kinds of persons in those verses - to one there is goodness if they continue, to the other there is severity if they stop continuing. Jannah, believing in OSAS isn't a serious problem as it isn't a salvation issue but if you believe in the pre-trib view, which is false and goes hand in hand with OSAS, it will make it very difficult to survive Tribulation thinking you won't be here and that will put you on dangerous ground when it arrives in a very short time simply because you won't be spiritually prepared to face it.
I've written a number of articles regarding what has been said should you like to visit them - just click on my name above.
Stay strong in Him Jannah,
My best regards,
Hertha David from Windhoek, Namibia on July 11, 2020:
This is just perfect
John Gardiner on July 11, 2020:
Well said. After all, why would Jesus go through all the trouble to make himself as one of us, love to the point of death, knowing we are never going to live up to some sense of perfection, only to deny us at the point of our inevitable failures?
Again...well said. Good post.