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???
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?