Summary: There are certain denominations that teach that a person can lose their salvation, but what does the Word of God say about it?
1 John 5:10-13 CAN A SAVED PERSON BE LOST AGAIN?
Today I want to talk for a little while on the subject; CAN A SAVED PERSON BE LOST AGAIN?
There are certain denominations that teach that a person can lose their salvation, but what does the Word of God say about it?
Listen as I read today’s text found in 1 John 5:10-13
10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
What does “eternal life” mean? If it’s eternal it means just what it says, eternal life, and its everlasting.
Everyone will exist forever somewhere. people who don’t believe in Jesus Christ as Savior are described by the Word of God as being spiritually dead. Spiritually dead sinners are separated from God. When they die, they will exist forever, separated from God in Hell. But when we put our faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, He gives us spiritual life.
Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened,[made alive] who were dead in trespasses and sins;”
Jesus said in
John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is pass “ed” from death unto life.” Listen this will help you understand.-
--- and shall not come into condemnation; but is pass “ed” from death unto life.”
listen- in this next verse I’m about to read you, Jude is talking about something that’s already happened;
Jude VS.3-- that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once deliver-“ed: unto the saints-
And this next verse Paul is telling the Corinthians how to conduct the Lords Supper.
1 Corinthians 11: 23 For I have receiv-ed of the Lord that which also I deliver-“ed” unto you, --
All of these verses are telling about something that is passed, its already happened, and now that it has already happened theres nothing that can change that fact.
Listen, the same is true with the word “SAV-“ED” its already taken place and nothing can change that fact.
If Jesus Christ has given you eternal life, you will never perish in Hell.
John 3:16. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
And so I say unto you according to the Word of God, faith in and receiving Jesus Christ as Lord & Saviour brings eternal salvation to the sinner.
The salvation that we have, now that we’re saved was a gift from God because of our believing in and receiving Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.
Salvation can be given to us as a free gift only if the sin penalty has been fully paid.
I think most of us realize what a gift is, a gift is some thing that some one freely gives us, we don’t have to do any thing for it in exchange for the gift, if we have to raise so much as one little finger to receive this gift, then it no longer is a free gift, a gift is given freely with no strings attached.
If some one was to say something like,” if you don’t do this or that I’ll take my gift back” ‘ well once a person has given some one a gift it is no longer his to take back.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9Not of works, lest any man should boast.
17For if by one man’s offence** death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
18Therefore as by the offence of one** judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
19For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.