The Good News Voice: Salvation NEVER BE LOST
Salvation NEVER BE LOST
I recently sent this to someone who was questioning salvation. They were wondering if a person can “lose salvation,” be “unborn,” be unsealed,” be removed out of the hands of Christ and the Father. I think it is worth sharing. Again, my goal is never to shame or embarrass anyone; however, our goal at The Grace Gospel Church is the clarity of the Gospel of Christ never be "muddied." Again, anyone who emails me, I will keep their name confidential.
(name removed), thank you for your questions and answers. Let us be real clear. If a person believes in Christ alone for salvation: believe Jesus Christ died on the Cross for their sins (all sins), buried for them, resurrected for them; God knows their faith and He imputes righteousness to their account. The righteousness of Christ is put to the account of every believer and every believer is seen as righteous as Christ, seen as perfect as Christ, seen as a child of God, they are born again. Once a person is born again, they can never be UNBORN! A child of God can NEVER LOSE THEIR SALVATION because the very second they believe, God takes their faith in Christ, and He imputes Christs' righteousness to this person and they are born again, and forever a child of God. Once a person is born again, the reason a person CAN NEVER lose their salvation is that Jesus Christ PAID FOR ALL SIN! (Colossians 2:13-14 KJV)
Once a person understands the clarity of the Gospel of Christ, the simplicity of the Gospel of Christ, then a person can learn about the two natures (old nature, and new nature), the Holy Spirit, and growing in grace in the knowledge of Jesus Christ (II Peter 3:18 KJV).
(name removed), you need to know that if Jesus Christ's death on the Cross does not give you eternal life the very second you believe, Jesus Christ does NOTHING for you. It has to be ETERNAL LIFE. Now, if a person can lose ETERNAL LIFE, that WOULD NOT BE ETERNAL LIFE! Losing eternal life would be called “temporary life,” or “losing life.” However, God did not call it “temporary” or “losing.” God called it ETERNAL! God promises ETERNAL LIFE, it has to be ETERNAL!
Do you understand?
I hope you understand the simplicity of the Gospel. I hope you understand being BORN AGAIN. I hope you understand that ETERNAL LIFE is a gift. A person cannot earn a gift or lose a gift. I hope you understand that a person can NEVER GROW IN GRACE if they could LOSE SALVATION. LOSING SALVATION goes against everything in the Bible: God's Eternal Word! A person is saved by grace in Christ alone; once a person is saved, they live by faith in Christ alone.
I do not know how to make it any clearer. I hope my words are NOT a stumbling block to you. I am praying for you to understand this. It is essential for your salvation. It is essential for others' salvation that when you preach the Gospel, they KNOW the very second they believe, they are NO LONGER going to HELL, and FOREVER GOING TO HEAVEN! THAT IS THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL.
Again, if Jesus Christ's death on the Cross does not give ETERNAL LIFE, HE DOES NOTHING FOR US!
Now Satan, the demons, and the lost man want to pervert the Gospel of Christ, they want to "muddy" the clarity and simplicity of the Gospel of Christ. Jesus has done ALL THE WORK: IT IS FINISHED! Do you believe He is the Son of God, do you believe He is capable of paying for ALL SIN by a one-time death payment on the Cross, do you believe HE was buried, do you believe HE resurrected the third-day conquering sin, death, grave, and Satan? [end of letter]
To everyone out there, it is our job to make sure we keep the simplicity of the Gospel, and the clarity of the Gospel of Christ clear. "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ" (II Corinthians 11:3 KJV).
Satan wants to pervert the Gospel, he wants to "muddy" the clarity of the Gospel, he wants to destroy the simplicity of the Gospel. "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ" (II Corinthians 4:3-6 KJV).
There are some that pervert the Gospel and say there is no Hell. Well, Jesus Christ saves us from something! To be a Savior, a person has to be saved from something and that something is Hell/Lake of Fire. And, that is THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL! The Gospel of Jesus Christ saves sinner man from a Hell they deserve to a Heaven they do not by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, documented in the scriptures alone, so God receives the Glory alone.
If you have NOT trusted in Christ alone? Doesn’t it make sense to trust the only one who came back from the dead as your only hope of going to Heaven? Right now, tell the Lord that you believe that Jesus Christ paid for all your sins, He was buried for you, and He resurrected for you, and that you trust in Him to take you to Heaven when you die. When a person trusts in Christ alone for salvation, that person can know they are going to Heaven when they die because the Bible says they can know. “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” (I John 5:13 KJV).
THE PLAN OF SALVATION - THE GOSPEL
The Gospel is Jesus Christ died on the Cross for our sins (past, present, and future), He was buried, and He resurrected the third day to show us the payment for sin is paid in full.
I Corinthians 15:1-4: Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
God loves you. Lord Savior Jesus Christ was revealed in the flesh for one reason: to save us from our sins. Jesus Christ does not come to condemn individuals. Jesus Christ comes to save us because we are all Hell doomed sinners without the Blood of Jesus Christ.
John 3:16-18: 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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
All individuals are sinners. The payment for sin is death.
Romans 3:23: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Christ died for your sin and resurrected for you.
II Corinthians 5:21: For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
I Corinthians 15:3-4: For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
If you believe in Christ alone, you receive eternal life.
John 6:47: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
I John 5:13: 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.
If you could be “saved” by being water baptized, doing good works, be a good person, or following the Ten Commandments? Why did (the God from Eternity Past, the God from Eternity Future) the Ever Presence Jesus Christ reveal Himself in the flesh and die on the Cross and resurrect the third day? No church can reconcile. No sacrament can save. No work or tradition of men can redeem. Only Jesus Christ can save a person from a Hell they deserve to a Heaven they do not deserve -all by grace!
Galatians 2:21: I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
If you could earn salvation by doing those things, then Jesus Christ died in vain. However, Jesus Christ did not die in vain. Jesus Christ made a perfect sacrifice for sin. He is the Lamb of God, and only the Lamb of God can make a perfect sacrifice for sin. There is only one way to Heaven, and it is the belief in the Finished Redemptive Work of Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 2:8-9: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Philippians 3:9: And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.
Galatians 2:16: Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Titus 3:5: Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
The resurrection is proof God the Father accepted Jesus Christ’s death payment for sin -death payment of past, present, and future sin: ALL SIN!
People DO NOT go to Hell because they are “bad.” People go to Hell because they believe NOT the Gospel of Jesus Christ. People trust NOT in Jesus Christ as their Savior. People believe NOT Jesus Christ died on the Cross for their sins, burial, and resurrection. People do NOT trust alone in the finished redemptive work of Jesus Christ.
II Thessalonians 1:8-9: In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.
Know that God is gracious to you. He has already died for all your sins (past, present, and future), He was buried for you showing all the world He died for your sins, and He was resurrected for you, showing all the world that Jesus Christ fulfilled what the Father asked Him to do: IT IS FINISHED! Your sins are paid in full. I pray you to believe in Jesus Christ right now for salvation -believe Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sin, burial, and resurrection. Trust alone in Jesus Christ as your Savior. If you know someone who is “not saved,” share the Gospel message with them or forward this message to them.
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Once Saved, Always Saved -“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one” (John 10:28-30 KJV).