CAN I LOSE MY SALVATION?
I know that there are many different beliefs about eternal salvation but what does the bible itself say about this subject? Some want to believe that their salvation is a free gift that you have to do good works to keep...Huh? If someone gives you a birthday present, say a new microwave for instance, do you have to mow their lawn and wash their car forever to pay for it? Why would you have to pay for a GIFT? This is what the bible says about that:
Galatians 3:2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Is salvation a gift that was freely given to you by the grace of God. If it is a GIFT then YOU didn't earn it so it is not something that God owes you.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.
I would direct you to what Paul told the Romans about the gifts of God....
Romans 11:27-29 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. 28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father's sakes. 29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
You see? The GIFTS of God are without repentance. That means that He does not take them back. The bible says you can't lose your salvation because it is a gift from God. Amen.
Paul told Timothy the following about his salvation:
2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will PRESERVE ME UNTO HIS HEAVENLY KINGDOM: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
And even Jude resounds:
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
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And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
1 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.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
It would take me all month to write all of the scriptures that teach us that our salvation is sure and assured through the work of Jesus Christ ALONE. It would be easier to just direct you to the bible yourself. If Jesus can hold all of creation together, is it such a big deal that he can preserve you until the end?