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Can A Christian Lose Salvation?

Think about the guy teaching this doctrine. Where’s the anchor of hope? Is it in His performance, the Christs?

In the arms of a loving GodIf you could lose salvation, what would cause it?


2-Walking Away. Drifting Away.

First, let me point this out:

Your salvation is called ‘ETERNAL’ salvation. Let’s talk about why the word ‘eternal’ is so important.

Eternal means without an end.

If your salvation is ‘without’ and end, then God would be a liar if you could lose it. God is NOT a liar.

Can Sinning Cause Me to Lose Salvation?

If there is one thing that pains me, it’s the legalist gospel message that teaches believers that they can lose their salvation.

Jesus said my yoke is easy and my burden is light, and I can tell you there is nothing easy or light about fearing moment by moment that God might strip you of your salvation. We are saved by faith, not by works, not words, not law.

If you could lose your salvation what would you have to do to lose it? What could cause it? Sin would cause it. And what did Jesus do about your sin? He died for them. He forgave them. He washed them. How little confidence is there in Christ when we think our sin is bigger than the cleansing power of His blood?

The Problem: ADAM SINNED and caused death

The Solution: JESUS died

Who’s greater. Adam or Jesus.

ROMANS 5:15 “But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!”

The reality is nothing can take your salvation.

[Rom 8:38-39] For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

If you think you can lose your salvation, and you’re doing something to keep it, that’s called justification by works, and it’s not the gospel. It’s a lie. You are saved by faith alone.

Hebrews 7:25 tells us “Therefore He is able also to save FOREVER those who draw near to God through Him, since He ALWAYS lives to make intercession for them”.

So God can save us completely because He lives forever, not because you sin less.

We have been sealed to the day of redemption and our salvation is unshakable.

Consider this too – God calls us to forgive others as He forgave us. Well, what if God only forgave us to a certain point? You see God has completely forgiven every sin the believer has or will ever-commit and He wants us to do the same, to the best ability that we can. Jesus said in Matthew 18:22 to forgive 70 x 7. In other words, keep forgiving. He tells us to do that because that’s the measure of forgiveness He has given to us.

Be careful not to let the legalist take your confidence in the blood of Christ because they’ll be quick to call total forgiveness a hyper-grace message. We do not condone a life of sin, but rather we encourage believers to avoid it. Sin stinks, and it never fulfills. Nonetheless 1 John 2:1tells us this,

I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sinswe have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;”

That’s right, God Himself is our advocate. He defends you. He calls you innocent. And keeps doing it for you as long as He needs to.

Romans 5:20 tells us “where sin increased, grace abounded all the more”. So how in the world do we get a doctrine of one too many sins and Gods forgiveness is null and void. It’s not the gospel.

Some people are quick to pull out a verse from Hebrews, such as Hebrews 10:26 which says

“For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins” , and the problem is they don’t understand who the audience is.

This willful sin is referring to the sin of unbelief. In fact, the first 10 chapters of Hebrews never mention any kind of sin except the sin of unbelief. No mention of lying, adultery, murder, or any other commandments. That’s because this book is written to Jewish people who are were all about the law for their righteousness, and now they have heard the gospel (received the knowledge of Christ as Savior), but have rejected Jesus as the life, the truth, and the only way to the father, and instead have returned to law as their way of obtaining righteousness. Jesus was the only acceptable sacrifice for sin and therefore if you willfully chose not to believe and refuse Christ there no longer remains a sacrifice for sin. This is not losing salvation. This is about never having it in the first place.


This brings me to the 2nd teaching of how people can lose salvation. They say ‘if you walk away’ from God after being saved, then you can lose salvation.

The problem is, you won’t find that teaching in anywhere the scriptures. I’m not saying some people don’t fall into the trap of sin, and perhaps avoid God, prayers, or anything to do with Him. But that’s not the same as losing salvation. That’s being taught as, once believers, now rejecting Jesus. It’s not. It’s once believers, now foolishly buying the lies of the evil one that sin will fulfill us.

So, where do they get this from? Usually, they take parables and twist them so bad that they end of with this horrific teaching. They use parables because it’s simply not ever found outside of them.

There are verses in Hebrews that people misunderstand. But remember, Hebrews is written to unbelieving Jews, who are rejecting the gospel of Christ and sliding back to law-based salvation. Let’s look at these 3 verses:

[Hebrews 2:1-3] For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from itFor if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty, how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?

What did they hear that they needed to pay closer attention to and not drift away from? It was Christ crucified. Saved by faith. It was Jesus is the only acceptable sacrifice for sin.

What was the word spoken by angels that was unalterable and if you fell short you got the just penalty (death)? It was mosaic law.

So what’s the warning in verse 3? He’s telling the Jews, if the Mosaic law, a man’s covenant, was punished with no exception, how much more trouble are you in if you reject the Son of God? The one who died for our sins. And instead of receiving Jesus, they symbolically spit in His face and drift back to the law. A law in which no one was found righteous. A law that was called a ministry of condemnation and death. A law that says if you keep it all, and only stumble at one point, you are guilty of it all.

Take away: While we may stupidly have a long season of sin, and ignore God, He swears to never leave us or forsake us. He swore when we are faithless, he would remain faithful.

So, while we might try and walk away from God, He won’t let us. If you’re going to live a life of sin, you’re going to have to do it with Christ living in you. Because he’s not giving up on you, and He’s not leaving you no matter how bad you get. Yep, you can sell your bible, stay out of the church, drink a bunch of beer, and tell a bunch of lies, and even still –  God will be right there working overtime to get you back on the right path.

You are safe. You will never lose your salvation. Jesus is your anchor.

I leave you with these verses.

Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace are you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.

You are safe. You are Secure. Jesus is your rock!


  • Monica Posted October 13, 2022 3:22 pm

    What about the scriptures that talk about being a lukewarm Christian…that God will spit you out? Isn’t that saying if you sometimes follow the Lord but other times sin…you are lukewarm?
    What about the scriptures that talk about serving 2 masters? That would be believing in God but still choosing to sin at times.
    How do we need to understand those to fit in with not losing our salvation?

    • Mike C Posted October 13, 2022 3:32 pm

      There are two words that you’ll never find side by side in the Bible. LUKEWARM + CHRISTIAN

      That’s man-made teaching and it is a complete lie. There’s no such thing. Here’s a video explaining that correctly

      Regarding serving two masters. If you are a Christian you only serve God. That doesn’t mean you might sometimes worry about financial situation or a hard worker that is trying to build wealth. But a Christian will not put money before God. Watch out for life the sermons that try to miss use these verses in guilt you into stroking a check so you might avoid being guilty of serving another master. Only an unbeliever can serve the other master.

      Losing salvation is a complete lie from a cult.

      God tells us we have eternal salvation. Eternal means without an end. If you could lose your salvation then it’s not eternal and that would make God a liar. Which he is not.

      God said he will never leave you or forsake you. If you could lose your salvation that would be God leaving you and it would make him a liar. Which is not.

      God say when you are faithless he will remain faithful. If you went through a spell of being unfaithful and he left you that would make God a liar. Which he is not.

      If you’re still concerned about losing salvation please make sure you watched the video at the top of this post. We specifically unpack that is garbage teaching from a very cult.

    • Rev. Frances Christian Posted May 26, 2023 12:01 am

      Their is a geat falling away from the faith coming. The heresy that teaches we can continue in sin and grace will abound is false. We are saved, are being saved and wevwill be saved as we trust & obey the Word and follow Him on the narrow path home. The doctrine of once saved. alway saved is not scriptural. The just live by faith and faithfulness to the Word made flesh until death or the 2nd Coming! Follow Jesus on the NARROW PATH Home! Holiness!

      • Mike C Posted May 26, 2023 9:13 am

        I see it looks like you’re going to hijack as many of our post for combative debate as you can. You are welcome to this discussion, but not with out pushback.

        I do need to be honest, sir, you may have a “rev” in front of your name, but it doesn’t mean you are a believers, saved, or understand the gospel of grace, and quite frankly, it seems like you’re the kind of person who sucks the joy out of every person you’re in front of with this obsession with human effort, and such a little trust in Jesus.

        1-if there’s any heresy, it would be coming from you, as you doubt the work of the cross and inflate humate as a means of obtaining and keeping holiness.

        2-if you think we are teaching that it’s perfectly fine to just run around living an ungodly life, it’s because you are blind to the message of Grace. Our message in no way condones a life of lawlessness. But rather it is a message of what has happened to everyone who is called on the name of Jesus.

        3-anyone who is pushing the law, as you basically are, is a fool, and I would say, is definitely in dangers of the fiery pits of hell. There no room for Jesus in that message. You are called to die to the law so you can be married to another. Jesus.

        >>>The Law came in so that the offense would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more [Romans 5:20]

        4-your legalism may assume that we are light on sin, but rather, we are heavy on Jesus. We trust Him and Him alone for righteousness.

        5-I personally have always believed that is only Satan and his demons that push a message that our salvation is not eternal. If the shoe fits, wear it.

        6-I do understand unbelievers certainly are not able to interpret scripture correctly. That does not mean that there are Christians who don’t misunderstand some scripture because false teachers, like this so-called Rev Frances. They’re confused because of the false teachers, but once they hear the truth, they are able to see it clearly.

        This brings me to the narrow gate.

        As we are reading this letter, we see it’s written to a very specific group of people. JEWISH PEOPLE>

        Jewish people who are chasing after the law and obsessed with that pathway for righteousness. Jesus has a heart for everyone to be saved, and he’s given them instruction on which gate they should be entering through. Is it the gate of law or the gate of Jesus? No one will come to the father, except through Jesus!

        So, then we get to Matthews letter in chapter 7. Remember, the audience is Jewish people, who were chasing after the law already. They have no problem being told that the law and human effort is the way to righteousness.

        In verse 13 he tells them to enter through the narrow gate. The narrow gate leads to life.. Again, Jesus is the life and the way and the truth. So Jesus is asking them to enter through a DIFFERENT gate. The one they are heading toward leads for death.

        It is the wide gate that leads to destruction. The Scriptures tell us that no one will be found righteous through the law. That the law came in so send would increase. But Jesus is the end of the law for all who believe. That the law is weak and useless, and makes nothing righteous. That the law is a condemnation of ministry and death.

        So then we have to make a decision about this gate. Is this wide gate that leads to destruction trusting in Jesus or is it trusting in the Law?

        So, Rev, you can walk through the wide gate (the law) that leads to destruction. It’s your free choice. As for me, I choose Jesus.

        Lastly, as for your remarks about sin. If you want to know what we think about sin, just ask. Sin is bad. We should avoid it. Let’s walk in the spirit and exude the love of Jesus day by day moment by moment.

        We don’t want anything less for any believer. But let’s not be cowards and water down the grace of God simply so we can please these legalist, angry people who have no trust in Jesus. They actually believe that the sin of man is bigger than the blood of Jesus. They may look like sheep on the outside, with their loud screens from the hill as they point their finger at you, and look down their nose, but inside there wolves, waiting to steal your grace, hoping to steal your faith and leaving you dead on the side of the road for eternal punishment. But have no fear, our savior is bigger than the evil one and His demons. Anyone who calls on the name of the lord shall be saved. And from that day forward, he will never leave you or forsake you.

  • B Posted September 18, 2023 1:46 pm

    Can you speak to the idea of someone doubting, or momentarily loosing faith? For example, what if someone says to themselves in a moment of doubt that God is not real, or Christianity is not true, etc…

    • Mike C Posted September 18, 2023 2:10 pm

      In my opinion, if someone claims to be a Christian, and they are, then the Spirit of Christ lives in them. They have a new heart with new desires. They will never deny Jesus. If they do, they were not believers to begin with.

      Now, it is fully possible for a Christian to have doubts. Though we have this hope, we have not actually seen Him, heard Him, etc.

      Doubt is a normal response, and is not the same as unbelief. Oftentimes, doubt is just a lack of understanding what God has really promised us. i.e. if we wrongfully think God promises to heal us, financially bless us, etc., we will have doubts. But those doubts are founded on a poor understanding of God’s promises, not God’s existence.

      Doubt also can lead to doubting we are saved, but, again, that is not the same as unbelief in Jesus.

      Faith the size of a mustard seed is all it takes to save us.

      I think most Christians at one time or another doubted if what they DO BELIEVE was true, or if they were saved. For what it is worth, people with doubts will ask questions of Christian sites. True unbelievers would NEVER stoop so low as to go on site they view as a fairy tale site and ask question.

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