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A Commonly asked Question Regarding Salvation

Doesn’t the Bible teach that once you come to Jesus, you can never loose your salvation? Jn.10:28 states”and I give unto them eternal life and they shall never perish,neither shall any man pluck them out of my hands.”

Coming to Jesus, accepting His forgiveness by faith ,receiving His grace,we receive the gift of eternal life.(Eph.2:8, Rom.3: 22-25).

Salvation is a free gift. It is not something we earn by our obedience. Salvation is by grace through faith. When the Philippian jailor asked, “What must I do to be saved?”Paul responded, “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ”( Acts 16: 30,31).

Belief is a foundation of the will. The same mind which chooses to believe, can choose to disbelieve,and unbelieve leads to spiritual death (Heb 3:12-14).

If we do not hold our confidence with God to the end, we will develope a heart of unbelief. “He that endures untll the end shall be saved “(Matt 24:13). We are saved only if we keep in memory what was preached and live the life of faith. (1Cor. 15: 1,2).

It is always possible to return to the old life of sin, have our names blotted out of the Book of Life and be eternally lost. (2 Pet. 2:19-22, Rev.3:5, 1 Cor 9:27)

The word which Paul uses for cassed away in 1 Cor 9:27 is the same word that is used in Jer. 6:30 for those who are burned and ultimately lost.

In Jn. 10:28, when we come to Jesus we receive eternal life. Just as His coming into the heart by faith brings life, our unbelief brings spiritual death.

We cannot be unborn, but we can die.
Nothing can take us from His hands, except our own choice.

(Bible Handbook,” Studying Together”,revised edition by Mark Finley)

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