Can you lose your salvation?
The Bible tells us that we each have a race that is set before us, and we need to run it with endurance, ‘looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith’ (Hebrews 12:2, NKJV). How are you running your race?
‘For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit . . . and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance’ (Hebrews 6:4-6, ESV). What are we to make of these words?
The Bible tells us that the day of Christ ‘will not come unless the falling away comes first’ (2 Thessalonians 2:3, NKJV). Who are those who will fall away?
Towards the end of his life on earth, Paul wrote: ‘I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith’ (2 Timothy 4:7, NKJV). What happens if someone does not keep the faith?
The Bible makes it clear that salvation cannot be earned: it is the gift of God, received entirely by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9). But why are we told that ‘faith without works is dead’ (James 2:20, NKJV)?
What happens when a person receives salvation? Is Heaven a guaranteed destination for anyone who claims to believe in Jesus Christ?
‘For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast’ (Ephesians 2:8-9, NKJV). Have you received this gift of salvation?