As I read over and over scripture pertaining to salvation, it always leads to the same fact. Salvation is eternal. BUT! There are so many people who are in super contrary to this belief. There are people who truly believe that we can lose our salvation. They misquote the verse
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death;
and forget about the rest of the verse that says “…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Now I have questions to those who truly believe you can lose your salvation. Here we go!
If we can lose our salvation, then why did Jesus say at the cross “It is finished.”?
John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up His spirit.
I believe that His death paid for our sins ONCE AND FOR ALL and that’s it. It is finished. There is nothing we should do to add on to His death on the cross for OUR sins.
If our sins are as far as the east is from the west, are you telling me that when I die, Jesus will all of the sudden remember my sin? Wouldn’t that make Him a liar?
If Jesus said, no one can pluck us out of His hand, doesn’t that include our self like, can I pluck myself out of Jesus’ hand? If my sins and actions can remove me from Jesus’ hand, doesn’t that make me more powerful than Him?
John 10:28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.
If we claim that Jesus paid for our sins in full 100%, what are we still paying for? How can we lose our salvation if its paid for at 100%.
Doesn’t Jesus say we are redeemed? How many of you redeemed a prize and had to give it back?
Didn’t Jesus say He marked us to show that we are His?
2 Corinthians 1:22 He put his mark on us to show that we are his. Yes, he put his Spirit in our hearts as the first payment that guarantees all that he will give us.
So can we remove this mark?
or does Jesus remove it?
Does Jesus take back what He died for?
Or is it because our sin separates us from Him and it just happens because of how unholy we are.
But didn’t Jesus’ death make us Holy in the sight of God?
or does that only work if we are good?
So why does Jesus need to make us holy if our actions can supposedly make us good enough?
Does His death give us permission to sin? I can answer this. No it doesn’t. His death is so meaningful to those who love Him and truly accepted Him as their savior that we do our best not to sin. We do our best be cause we love Him not because we are obligated. We know, that if we do sin, the Lord will forgive us and pick us up where we left off.
I know someone somewhere with super knowledge of the bible can argue all these verses. I can tell you, I’m not the bible genius of this world. I am a witness to God’s glory and I came across scripture in some of the lowest points of my life at perfect timing. Only God can do that and I stand firm in believing in His word as it is written. Nothing more and nothing less.
BTW you can still answer these questions.