Can You Lose Your Salvation Analysis

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Can you lose your salvation? This is a very controversial question and can be supported very well both ways. There are lots of bible verses that can help argue either way. Personally I do not believe you can lose your salvation. Philippians 1:29 says “For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake” NKJV. John 1:12-13 says “But as many received Him, to them He gave the right to become his children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” NKJV. God has given us the choice to believe in him. Some people believe a person can lose your salvation. They can use Biblical references to help them prove the point that they are supporting. I can see where they are coming from. Matthew 7:21-23 says “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!”NKJV. The argument here is that if you are saved but do not do God’s will you will lose your salvation. It says that just because you cry out “Lord, Lord” that will not get you to Heaven, but doing His will is the way to get there. Hebrews 6:4-6 says “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since the... ... middle of paper ... ...lvation how is this life “eternal”? And if we can lose our salvation then we would perish but this verse says we will not perish. In Romans 8:38-39 Paul says that nothing will ever separate us from the love of God. If we can never be separated from this love then we can never lose our salvation. Now I have showed you view points of both sides of this argument. Since both arguments are logical does this mean that the Bible contradicts itself? No not at all, we just misinterpret the Bible. Whether or not you can lose your salvation does not really matter in the long run. Believe what you think is right. At the end of the day you are the one answering to God. You are the one that will be standing there on Judgment day. If you believe in God and live for him daily then you have nothing to worry about. At the end of the day it’s about a relationship not about religion.
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