Can I lose my salvation?
Many people struggle with this question in their hearts and minds. Often, the answer doesn’t seem to be clear.
Dr. Michael Brown offers a fresh perspective on this predicament.
“I would rather not use the term lose your salvation. I would rather say can we forfeit our salvation.”
We often think of our salvation as something we can lose, like a pair of glasses.
“I’ve lost my glasses, I can’t find them anywhere, I’ve misplaced them. You don’t do that with your salvation. We’re talking about can I willfully turn my back on God?”
“Yes, some may say that God does not make and unmake sons, that’s true, but at the same time He doesn’t force us to stay in the house.”
God will not force us into eternal life with Him, but we can choose to reject the gift of salvation.
“Theoretically, you can jump out, you can commit spiritual suicide. That is why the New Testament is filled with warnings. However, if you’ve given your life to the Lord, He has promised to keep you.
Those who want to serve the Lord can rest secure in their salvation.
“For those that think you can commit whatever sin in the world you want and be forgiven just the same, you better sober up because the New Testament gives strong warnings.”
If we deny Christ with our heart or our actions, He will deny us. However, if we keep our faith and honor Him with our actions He will keep us secure.
“Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 7:21
Dr. Michael Brown is the founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry, a leadership training institute. Michael hosts the nationally syndicated daily talk radio show The Line of Fire and is the author of more than 25 books, including and .
Key Scripture: Romans 8:28
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