Monday, June 26, 2023

CAN A PERSON LOSE HIS SALVATION?

Broadcast 3708
Romans 8:38-39 (NET) For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Nobody loses his salvation because Jesus stopped loving him and withdrew His salvation. Jesus never stops loving people, and Jesus does not withdraw His salvation from people. It is people who willfully reject the salvation of Christ.

It was an act of your will that brought you to believe in Christ. Those who reject Christ do this by an act of their will. God does not usually interfere with people’s free will.

Question: But how is it possible for a person to willfully reject Christ after experiencing him(Heb 6:4-6)? Were such people really saved in the first place?

Answer: Yes they were really saved. 2 Peter 2:20-21 talks about such people who were once genuinely saved: 20 For if after they have escaped the filthy things of the world through the rich knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they again get entangled in them and succumb to them, their last state has become worse for them than their first. 21 For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than, having known it, to turn back from the holy commandment that had been delivered to them.

No one can know the Lord unless he is born again.

Satan’s ultimate goal in continually tempting believers is to bring them to the point where they draw back in faith and [practically] renounce Christ. It usually starts when people give the devil more and more room in their lives through continual iniquity and rebellion against Christ’s authority.

Go into today knowing that there is nothing in all eternity that can make God stop loving you. He will not reject anyone who comes to Him.

Prayer: Father, lead me not into temptation, and deliver me from [doing] evil. In Jesus' name. Amen.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi

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