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I have many times come across people who think that once you are saved, NOTHING can take that salvation away from you. An amazingly large group of Christians seem to truly believe that salvation is permanent, and that no sin that a person does after that period of salvation can undo their salvation.
Is this true? Is it really true that once you are saved, no sin that you do matters, and that you will have this sort of “one-way ticket” to heaven? Or will God be “cruel enough” (as many people think) to judge you to hell even once you are born again? Does our sin count once we are bought over by the blood of Jesus Christ?
Well let us refer to the scriptures as always. The word of God does not lie.
Salvation is definitely granted to us through grace:
“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.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
We could never measure up to the holy standards of God as humans born in sin, dating back to the time period when Adam and Eve chose to disobey God. This is why God sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ to take our punishment of death.
The blood of His divine sacrifice was counted worthy to wash away the sins of the ENTIRE human race!! The blood He shed was pure and holy!
Now, what about people who sin after they are saved?
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
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.” (John 10:27-29)
Regarding His followers, Jesus Christ says that “they shall never perish”, and that no man can “pluck them out” of His hand. This means that once a person is truly saved, nothing will be able to destroy them.
A person who has been truly born again will not be able to commit to sin willfully again. Accidentally doing the wrong thing without knowing is another story, but a person who has experienced the taste of sweet salvation will never be able to knowingly commit sin, after knowing how much God despises it.
Do you feel like I am speaking wrong or that I’m crazy my friend? Let me take you to the scripture again:
“And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.” (1 John 2:3-5)
Any person who says he knows Jesus, has been born again and saved, but does not keep His commandments, “is a liar”, according to the word of God.
Once you are saved, you simply CANNOT surrender yourself to sin again. Your spirit will shake and every last ounce of blood in your veins will send signals to your brain that you SHOULD NOT do something that your Savior hates.
Becoming born again is exactly what it sounds like. You were born into this world as a sinner, and you lived like a sinner up until now. Once you are born again in the Lord, give your life to Him and invite Him into your heart and soul, you are a new being.
New life runs through you. Every sinful thing is moved away, and every sinful thought disappears when you truly fall in love with the Creator of this wonderful universe and this earth, Who is also the Creator of YOU.
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