Can you lose your salvation?

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Elder Ezra, can you lose your Salvation? Yes. Yes, you can. Would you like me to show you in the Bible where you can where that can happen? I’ll show you in two verses, if that’s okay. Guys, unless you want to add something before I go into that, go for it.

Speaker 2

I think I’ve taken the shot the past two times.

Speaker 1

Yeah. You’re not the first one to ask, but yes, I would definitely agree. And I think the best example of that you see in somebody’s life is that of King Saul. He was ordained as King. He was the Godly person, and he prophesied. But then he began getting jealous of David because, remember, he wanted to do things his way. He won a battle that God blessed him in winning. But then he goes out and the Prophet had said, Destroy everything, destroy all the animals, all everything in this land. And he’s like, well, maybe I’ll make a sacrifice of these animals instead of God said, wipe it out. But he did things his way. He wanted to worship his way. And so God said, you no longer can be King, you’re going to be replaced. And he was so mad at God that he completely turned his back on him. And eventually he knew he was going to go into a very dangerous battle. And instead of praying to God and asking God to help him, he went to a witch. And then the witch said, you’re going to die. Or he tried to call the Prophet Samuel.

Speaker 1

And I believe it was a demon that told him, like, yeah, you’re going to die in battle. And of course, he was fearful and he lost his nerve and he was killed in that battle. And so I really think that he was a person who was saved. He prophesied the Holy Spirit was in him. He was doing God’s will until he went his own way. And he didn’t repent. And because he never repented that’s the only way that God can’t forgive you is the sin that you don’t repent of. Just like it says in one John one nine, that if we confess our sins, he’ll forgive us, but if we don’t repent, we don’t confess. God can’t forgive us because he will not force forgiveness upon us if we don’t want it. And so when it comes to losing your Salvation, Jesus said something very interesting in Revelation chapter, I believe it’s chapter three, verse five, and he’s speaking to one of the seven churches here in Revelation chapter three, and the Church of Sardis. And basically he talks about overcoming at the time of this Church. And it says that in Revelation, chapter three, verse five, it says, he that overcomes the same shall be clothed in white, Raymond.

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And I will not blot out his name out of the book of Life, but I will confess his name before my Father and before his Angels. So that is one instance where Jesus himself is saying that I can block your name out of the book of life. If your name is there, that’s great, but overcome, because if you don’t overcome, your name is going to be blotted out. And the last one is something that Paul says and that is written, excuse me, right there. Sorry, he’s talking about having your Crown taken away. I’m sorry, I’m not it’s not James. I apologize because I know I’m going to have to take a minute to find this one. But basically he’s saying that, see, that no one takes your Crown because basically when you go to heaven, like I said in James chapter one, verse twelve, that bless is a man that endorsed temptation, for when he has tried, he shall receive the Crown of life, which the Lord has promised to them that love him. But Paul is saying in another part of the Bible that see that no one takes your Crown. So basically that Crown of life that was meant for you can be taken away if you choose to leave God.

Speaker 1

And the Bible also talks about a great falling away that will happen in the end of time. So it’s very possible for you to lose your Salvation if you choose to, because God is not a God of force. He’s a God of choice. He says, I present before you life and death. It’s up to you choose life that you might live. And so, yes, I definitely think you can lose your Salvation. So that’s why every day it’s a walk with God. We have to die daily in order to maintain our relationship with God and maintain our Salvation, which is a gift. Jr. Wendy, do you have any other thoughts on that one? There is Revelation Eleven. Thank you. Our director is awesome. Thank you.

Speaker 2

So when the Bible uses the word saved, usually that word, what it means is I use the example of let’s say you’re walking along and you fall into quicksand and you’re like help someone save me, and then someone pulls you up out of it, they have saved you. But does that mean now you can never die, that you can never fall back into that quicksand? No, it just means you have been brought up that dangerous predicament and that’s kind of the same thing with sin. Christ can bring us out of sin, can purify us. He could give us a new clean robe. But does that mean we can’t go dirty that robe again, that we can’t fall back into sin? So those verses that Tina said, we’re spot on. And there’s so many others. For example, Hebrew six, starting at verse four, 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 age to come. So right there, that’s someone who sounds saved if anybody was ever saved, right have Holy Spirit taste of the heavenly gift.

Speaker 2

Know the word of God. But verse six says if they fall away so it’s impossible for them if they fall away, to renew them again, to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God and put him to open shame. So Paul’s saying right there, you don’t want to fall if you have entered into the saving relationship with Christ because that might be near impossible to come back from. The higher you are, the farther you fall. Nobody’s falling farther than Satan because he was the closest to God and similar veins in Peter 220 says. For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome the latter in is worse for them than the beginning. For it would have been better for them to have not known the way of righteousness than having known it to turn from the Holy commandment deliver to them. But it has happened to them. According to the true proverb, a dog returns to his own vomit and is so having washed to her wallowing in the mire. So it’s a serious thing to be saved.

Speaker 2

And then unsave yourself in a sense, by rejecting God, turning around and going back to the way of sin that we would have been. And this doesn’t mean that if you sin, it’s over, right? As John says, there is a sin that does not lead to death. As we’re with Christ, we’re working with him. We’re staying on the path he’s guiding us to and we might stray every now and then. But if our heart is there with him, we’re really earnestly trying to do his right work with him. Let him purify us accepting his forgiveness, accepting his Grace, his mercy. Then we remain under the clean cloak of Christ that covers our sin until he’s purified us from within. That’s what the gospel teaches us.

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