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10 Reasons Why A Born Again Christian Cannot Lose Their Salvation

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10 Reasons Why You Cannot Lose Your Salvation

 

For the purpose of this discussion a Christian is someone who has believed the Gospel of Jesus Christ, (Acts 16:31) repented (Acts 17:30) and has been justified by God, (1 Corinthians 6:11) regenerated by the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5) and translated into the Kingdom of Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:13).

 

By the way, there is no other type of Christian… THIS IS what becoming a Christian means.

If you cannot say the description above applies to you … THEN YOU ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN.

If the description above applies to you then here are 10 reasons why you cannot lose nor give up your salvation.

 

1. Jesus said His Sheep Shall Never Perish and He Cannot Lie

 

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish…” John 10:27-28

(This one reason should be enough to end the entire discussion)

 

2. No One is Greater Than God the Father and it is He Who Keeps Us Saved

 

In John 10:27-29 Jesus said, His Father is greater than all and no man is able to pluck them out of His Father’s hand.

Therefore, if I can pluck myself out of the Father’s hand then I am greater than the Father… and that’s impossible!

 

3. Jesus Cannot Pray Amiss and He Prayed For Our Salvation

 

John Chapter 17 is a prayer Jesus prayed to the Father for all Christians.

In verse 9 He said, “My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me, because they belong to you.”
In verse 20 He said, “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.”
In verse 11 He said, “Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me.”
In verse 17 He said, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”
In verse 21 He said, “I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one — as you are in me, Father, and I am in you.”
In verse 24 He said, “Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am.”

 

Jesus was sinlessly perfect in every way so it is impossible for Him to ever pray amiss, meaning, His prayer must be answered by God.

 

In John 17 He prayed:

a. That God keep us
b. That God sanctify us
c. That we be one with Him and the Father
d. That we be where He is

Did Jesus pray amiss or did God answer His prayers?

If Jesus prayed amiss then He is NOT God and nobody is saved.

If He prayed in faith then God answered His prayers which means:

a. All Christians are kept by God
b. All Christians are sanctified by God
c. All Christians will be one with God
d. All Christians will be where Jesus is

In short, no Christian can lose their salvation because Jesus has prayed for us and God has answered His prayers.

If God the Son is praying to God the Father, then of course His prayers are going to be answered… And He prayed, “Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am.” John 17:24

 

4. Christians Are Kept by the Power of God

 

According to 1 Peter 1:5 Christians are kept by the power of God, (NOT by their own power) therefore, if a Christian ever lost his salvation that means… GOD FAILED!

You might be tempted to reason that the verse said, we are kept “through faith” so if we don’t have faith we can still lose our salvation but according to Ephesians 2:8-9 saving faith is a gift given to us, not something we acquire by our own effort.

 

5. When You Got Saved You Were Forgiven for ALL Your sins, (Past, Present and Future)

 

Jesus Christ is the Author of eternal salvation. Hebrews 5:9

God inhabits eternity. Isaiah 57:15

The past, the present and the future relate to the passage of Time but God lives outside of Time in the realm of Eternity, this means, for God there is no past, present or future… everything is always present with Him.

Therefore, the human concept that you can be forgiven for past sins but not for future sins is meaningless with God.

With God you are either forgiven or NOT forgiven… There is no past, present or future with respect to your salvation.

You are either eternally lost or eternally saved.

 

6. Jesus is the Author and Finisher of Our Faith. Hebrews 12:2

 

The word translated “Author” is the Greek word “Archegos” and also means Captain or Prince.

It is used exclusively for Jesus Christ 4 times in the entire Bible.

The word translated “Finisher” is the Greek word “Teleiotes” also translated as Perfector and means, “One who has raised faith to its perfection.”

This word is used just once in the entire Bible describing what Jesus has done for our salvation.

We therefore, have in Jesus Christ someone who has raised faith to the level of PERFECTION, and whose faith does the Bible say He has perfected… OUR FAITH!

So, when you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior you are not just forgiven and then left to maintain your salvation for yourself. That would be ridiculous.

Jesus saves you with perfect faith, ensuring that it can never fail, so you can never be lost.

 

7. The Same Reason You Cannot Work for Your Salvation is the Same Reason You Cannot Lose Your Salvation

 

Becoming a Christian means having your inner nature changed and you cannot change your nature for yourself. 2 Peter 1:4

If you ask any Christian, “Can you save yourself?” The answer is going to be, “No!”

But most Christians never pursue that line of reasoning to it’s natural conclusion.

 

Let’s ask and answer those questions and see what we get:

 

Q. Why can’t you save yourself?

A. I can’t save myself because I don’t have the power to change my inner nature by my actions. Ephesians 2:8-9

Becoming born again means allowing God to transform my inner nature through the regeneration of my spirit. Titus 3:5

This is something completely out of my control. It’s a miraculous process that God does all by Himself without my input. I simply step back in faith and allow Him to create that miracle within me. 2 Corinthians 5:17

Q. So, you’re saying that you cannot change your inner nature?

A. No, I cannot.

Q. And why not?

A. Because God did not give me the authority nor the ability to transform my own inner nature. He reserved that right for Himself alone.

Q. So, if God did not give you the authority nor the ability to change your nature from unsaved to saved, from where did you get the authority and ability to change it from saved back to to unsaved?

 

8. The Lord said, he will never leave you nor forsake you. Hebrews 13:5

 

The word “Leave” translated from the Greek “Aniemi” means, to send back, to give up, not to uphold, to let sink

The word “Forsake” translated from the Greek “egkataleipo” means, to abandon, desert, leave in straits, leave helpless, to leave behind.

The word “Never” is translated from the Greek “Ou Me” it is a double negative and means, certainly not, not at all, by no means.

If you’re a Christian, God says to you, He will certainly not, not at all, by no means, send you back, give you up, fail to uphold you, nor let you sink and He will not abandon, desert, leave you in straits, leave you helpless, nor leave you behind.

The only question you need to ask yourself is… Did He lie???

 

9. God has Promised to Complete the Good Work He Started in You

 

The Bible says, “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” (Philippians 1:6)

The phrase “Until the Day” translated from the Greek word “Hemera” means, “Until the last day of this present age, the day Christ will return from heaven, raise the dead, hold the final judgment and perfect his kingdom.

The phrase “Will Perform” translated from the Greek word “Epiteleo” means, to bring to an end, accomplish, perfect, execute, complete, to take upon one’s self, to make an end for one’s self.

So Philippians 1:6 is saying, until the last day of this present age, the day Christ will return from heaven, raise the dead, hold the final judgment and perfect his kingdom He will take it upon Himself to bring to an end, accomplish, perfect, execute and complete the good work of salvation He begun in you.

Does that sound like Jesus is leaving your salvation in anybody’s hands but His and His Father’s???

 

10. God’s Gift of Righteousness Means… The Sinless Perfection of God

 

One of the reasons some Christians don’t accept the assurance of salvation is because they don’t fully understand the concept of righteousness.

We keep saying that righteousness is a free gift that God gives us and without this free gift of righteousness we cannot enter heaven.

But what does “Righteousness” actually mean?

It means, “Sinless Perfection.”

The truth is, nobody can enter heaven unless they are as perfect as God.

“I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.” Genesis 17:1

“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:38

So, when a misinformed Christian thinks they can somehow guarantee entrance into heaven by how they live their lives on earth… they are sadly mistaken.

No one gets into heaven without being as perfect as God.

No sin can enter heaven!

Do you understand what that means?

Only God is sinlessly perfect, therefore, being declared righteous means you now have the sinless perfection of God, because righteousness is the standard of God’s perfection.

This is what the gift of righteousness is… it is being given the sinless perfection of God as a gift.

God’s righteousness is completely and irrevocably a free gift given to you, based on the mercy and grace of Almighty God… nothing else!

For God so loved you that He gave the life of His dearly beloved Son to redeem you from judgment and translate you into the Kingdom of His Son.

You cannot add to, nor subtract from this gift in any way.

You simply take it or leave it… that is what gives God all the glory in saving you.

Thinking you can add to God’s free gift of salvation in any way is pride in it’s purest form, because salvation is the perfection of God given to you as a free gift.

How can you in any way add to the perfection of God???

 

In conclusion:

The certainty of salvation IS the Gospel. It’s the assurance that makes it Good News!

If salvation is NOT sure but you can still lose your salvation and end up in HELL… How in the world is that good news???

Who rejoices over a 50/50 chance of going to hell?

 

 

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Do Christians and Jews Worship the Same God?

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Is Jehovah the God of Jews and Christians?

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Jews worship the same God that Christians do but ignorantly so.

Unfortunately for my Jewish brethren they still worship Jehovah according to an outdated covenant and not according to the revealed truth of the new covenant which came by His last ordained Prophet sent to earth, Yeshua Ha’Mashiach, Jesus the Messiah.

The Jewish people have a mixed history of being God’s chosen nation destined to inherit the blessing of their father, Abraham who was called a friend of God; and at the same time being a rebellious, stiff-necked people who keep missing God’s best for them. 

Here’s their history in a nutshell:

After Adam rebelled against God, God started looking for a man with whom He could enter into a covenant relationship and through whom He could bring the promised Messiah to be the Savior of all mankind.

Jehovah found such a man in Abraham and entered into covenant with him declaring that not only Abraham but the entire nation that would come from his loins would be blessed.

After God delivered Israel (Abraham’s descendants) from slavery in Egypt He established another covenant with them that basically said: I am the only true, living God, all other gods are idols and you must worship me according to the covenant I have made with you.

I have given you the prophet Moses as a mediator who will approach me on your behalf and through whom I will speak to you when needed; obey him and we’ll get along just fine.

In return for your obedience and faithfulness I will protect you from your enemies, provide sustenance for you and guide and direct you in all matters. (Paraphrased from Exodus 19:3-6)

No sooner did God make the covenant with Israel, than they broke the covenant and started worshiping a golden idol and having a drunken orgy. (Exodus 32:1-9)

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From that time Israel started experiencing a yo-yo type relationship with God.

They would rebel against God’s leadership and go worshiping idols, get themselves in trouble with their enemies, then repent and beg God’s forgiveness.

God would always be faithful to forgive and rescue them with the assurance they would behave themselves.

No such luck.

This went on for centuries until God finally said, OK, that’s enough!

You have broken this covenant once too many times, here’s the new deal; I will make a new covenant with you, governed by new laws and handled by a new Mediator.

The LORD said: The time will surely come when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah.

It will be different from the covenant I made with their ancestors when I led them out of Egypt.

Although I was their God, they broke that covenant.” (Jeremiah 31:31-32)

The problem with the nation of Israel is that they kept trying to please God based on external laws and ordinances never understanding that all He ever wanted was to be a Father to them and not necessarily a Master.

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Unfortunately, they never got over their slavery mentality from Egypt and kept trying to worship Jehovah with a completely wrong mindset – That’s why they never achieved long-term success.

Their basic approach to worshiping God was wrong!

That’s why He based the new covenant on completely new principles.

No longer over 600 laws and regulations to follow but one simple principle instead:

Love God with everything you have inside of you and love other human beings as much as you love yourself.

If you do this you’ll be obeying all the laws of the old covenant. (Paraphrased from Matthew 22:37-41)

In order to help them do this God said:

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you… I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.” (Ezekiel 36:26-27)

God didn’t leave it up to them to try and obey Him with their own will-power. He made it so that His indwelling Spirit would give them the ability to conform to His will and submit to His authority.

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All they have to do is trust Him!

This is why Jesus said, “You must be born again.” (John 3:7)

That’s how you get the new heart and new spirit He promised in Ezekiel 36.

You must be born again or in other words have your spirit re-created.

This is the point my Jewish brothers and sisters are missing entirely.

They acknowledge a new messiah and a new covenant is promised by God, they just deny that Jesus Christ is that Messiah and are still waiting for someone else to show up.

So, in the meantime they’re still worshiping Jehovah under an archaic covenant with outdated rules and regulations which has absolutely no power in it to save them.

The good news is that the New Covenant is open for anyone, Jew or Gentile, to benefit from by just accepting that Jesus is the promised Messiah of Israel and allowing God’s love and grace to transform them from within.

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Re-Think Compromising With Sin

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Re-Think Compromising With Sin

 

 

There’s a mistaken belief that showing love to people who are openly sinning will make them comfortable with their sin but this is not the case.

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God said to HATE the Sin but LOVE the Sinner. Jude 1:23