True Salvation Can Never Be Lost
Adventure 9: God's Gift -- Salvation
Can anyone ever lose true salvation?
No one can ever lose true salvation because it is a gift from God, Who never changes. The gift is just as unchangeable as the Giver. Romans 11:29 – For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
This Truth Makes
Many people wonder if they need to receive salvation over and over again. But if a believer has truly received salvation, it is forever! Eternal life begins the moment of your conversion. If you are “born again,” you have eternal life – right now – and you will forever.
Some people wonder if they might be able to lose salvation once they have gotten it. They worry that they might do something so bad it would make God angry enough to take their salvation away. But God never changes His mind about our position with Him. He does not take back the gifts He has freely given. 1 Peter 1:5 – Who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Now, if there is any part of you thinking, “Now I can live however I want because I cannot lose my salvation!” – then you have a BIG problem. When God’s Spirit gives someone salvation and then dwells (stays, or lives) inside him in a special way, God changes that person’s sinful desires into righteous ones. This does not mean believers will be perfect, but it does mean that Christians’ lives will be pointed in God’s direction. We will desire to please Him. We will fight sin in our lives.