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!