I’ve never understood why losing your salvation was ever a debate. I heard a pastor this week say those who think they can lose their salvation are held captive by a lie. They are in bondage to the evil one.
Unfortunately I know good church-going, God-believing people who believe they can lose their salvation. I asked one of them once how they expected to get their salvation back. Their response was, “That’s between you and God. ” I didn’t understand that one either.
Another friend who believes you can lose your salvation told me the way to get it back is with good works.
If a person can lose their salvation, and they think they can earn it back by good works, here’s a few questions for them:
- How many good works does it take to win back salvation?
- How long must a person do good works to win salvation back?
- What kind of good works?
- How will we know God accepts their works?
- When and how will salvation be granted again?
- Who will grant it?
- If I regain salvation, could I lose it again?
See the dilemma with this notion? Trying to regain salvation would be confusing and uncertain. You wouldn’t know what was ever good enough. You’d constantly wonder if your salvation was secure.
Not me. I’m going to believe God’s Word. The Bible teaches me I can never lose my salvation. I’m comfortable and secure with that.