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Jun 26, 2016

FAQ:  Can I Lose My Salvation?

Ephesians 2:8-9; John 10:22-30


What Salvation is NOT . . .

  • Salvation is not determined by my heritage.
  • Salvation is not earned by works or keeping rules. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-5)
  • Salvation is not received because of my knowledge about God.
  • Salvation is not dependent upon me.


What Salvation IS . . .

  • It is the gracious act of God that has rescued us from sin and reconciled us to Him through the substitutionary death of His Son, Jesus Christ.
    • Salvation is initiated by God. (John 6:44,63-65)

“For by grace you have been saved through faith.  And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”  Ephesians 2:8-9

  • Salvation is received as I respond in faith.
  • Salvation is evidenced by a life that follows (John 10:27)

“If your faith hasn’t changed you, your faith hasn’t saved you.”  James MacDonald


How do I know I’m saved . . .? (John 10:1-30; 1 John)

  • There is evidence of life-change that is consistent with the character of Christ. (Luke 3:3-14; Gal. 5:22-23)
  • There is grieving over sin and repentance of sin. (Psalm 32:1-5; Psalm 51)
  • The desire and pattern of my life are to live in obedience to the word of God. (1 John 2:3-5; John 10:27)


Why I Cannot Lose My Salvation . . .

  • Because I am saved by the grace of God. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
    • I have been purchased by His blood and cannot be unpurchased. (1 Peter 1:18-19)
    • I am a new creation and cannot be uncreated. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
    • I am born again spiritually and cannot be unborn. (John 3:3)
    • I am adopted as a son/daughter and cannot be unadopted. (Ephesians 1:5; Romans 8:15)


  • Because sin cannot snatch away what God has rescued by the abounding victory of grace. (Romans 5:20-21; John 10:28)
    • I am sealed by the Spirit of God. (Ephesians 1:13-14)


  • Because nothing can separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:38)


The All Important Question . . .

  • Am I truly saved?
    • Have I recognized that I am a sinner under the wrath of God?
    • Have I recognized the inexpressible gift of grace offered by God?
    • Have I willingly surrendered my life to Christ by turning from sin and receiving this gift of grace that I so desperately need?