Salvation Loser?

Posted: 1 September, 2010 in Ponderings
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Have you have ever pondered if Christ believing Christians can somehow lose their salvation? Or have you ever thought about believers who “renounce” their faith in Jesus Christ, will they then be condemned in the final day?

Not an easy question to ask… Even harder to answer.

Salvation Loser? Loser

While the Bible clearly tells us that God alone is the Judge, maybe the Bible too can give us the answer to our questions.

Going back to the basics: Salvation is offered to us while we were still sinners, purely through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, as a gift of His grace. Through Christ alone, from the moment when we receive Him into our lives, become His child, His “slave” declared righteous, forgiven, sanctified in His eyes, and have entered a relationship with Him which He intends to be permanent, with the promise of eternal life. This does not hinge on our personal holiness, or levels of faith, or sacrifices, or good works or religious acts. Salvation through Jesus is purely God’s gift, received once by faith. At that moment we have crossed over from death into life, an eternal life. We are free from the condemnation of the law and placed under His grace, transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light, no longer enemies of God but His child, sealed with the Holy Spirit within us, He has become our God and we His child, and we are at peace with God, reconciled to Him.  See here.

Anyone who has been truly saved is a new creation, the old pass away (2 Corinthians 5:17), and has the conviction of the Holy Spirit (John 14:26), will want to live for Christ. Someone who continues to blatantly live in sin probably has not truly accepted Christ (1 John 3:6); then again don’t be too overly concern because there will be a place for progressive santification. The simple fact is a believer who truly turn to Christ as their Savior, will be saved. That salvation is once and for all, eternal, and secure. A Christian whom name is transfered into the Book of Life – into the kingdom of heaven by the blood of the Lamb will not fall back into the pits of hell again.

Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone. Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous.   Romans 5:18-19

You see, by one act of Adam, human beings fell into sin, period. But one act of the second Adam, Jesus Christ, His work on the cross, saved everyone, PERIOD!

Even suppose a Christian “renounce” his faith, remember the Prodigal Son? The young son had “renounced” the relationship with the father, but yet the father kept waiting and waiting for the son to return. The son may have lost the relationship with the father, but the father never stop loving the son. The father did not disown the son, and boy did not lose his status in the family or in the father’s heart.

Salvation Loser? sheepish closeup

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.   John 10:11

Christian life is not about a list of dos and don’ts. It is not about whether you hit the mark or not. It is about knowing how much you meant to the Father, how Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself for you and how precious you are to Him; even if you are a little lost.

 ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’ Luke 15:6

 

 

 

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  1. Naomi says:

    Yeah Jesus is our Good Shepherd

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