According to The Scriptures one calling himself a Christian & otherwise acknowledged by G_D as having accepted the sacrifice of the life of Y'shua, cannot lose but Can “Give Back” the promise of his/her salvation...
Gal 4:1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
Gal 4:2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
Gal 4:3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
Gal 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
Gal 4:5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Gal 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Gal 4:7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Gal 4:8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.
Gal 4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
This is also reaffirmed in...
Heb 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
Heb 6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
Heb 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
BUT...but the problem we have as people is that we use the Greek word for "Salvation, Saved or Save" incorrectly. The word in Greek is Sozo and it is an "ongoing or continuous action" word. It is a word without ending in which the action for which it is used never ceases. In other words, we are continuously being saved; we are always in the action of being saved. It is never in the past tense while we are on the earth! For this reason it is BEST described by Paul to the Congregation at Rome that...
Rom 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is OUR SALVATION NEARER than when we believed.
As long as we are on the earth, NONE of us are "Saved" but it is "POSSIBLE" for us to be continuously in the process of being "saved"! Since it is "POSSIBLE" for us to be in the process of being or becoming saved then it is also "POSSIBLE" for the process to stop; or for us to give up the promise of our future salvation.
It is for this very same reason that before He was crucified Y'shua asked of G_D that HE...
Mat 26:39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
At this point Y'shua was still being tempted by satan to turn from the will of G_D and to do that which His flesh wanted. It is for this reason that He...
Php 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he HUMBLED HIMSELF, and BECAME obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Because He did this G_D exalted Him to a position of authority over everything except G_D HIMself...
Php 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Php 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Php 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
1Co 15:27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
1Co 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
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The Scriptures make it clear that...
Rom 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Rom 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor ANY OTHER creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Emphasis added)
Notice that no other, (i.e. ANY OTHER) creature can TAKE someone from the hands of G_D BUT..., but it is still possible for the individual to take himself, to turn away from the gift that has been given to him. Man NEVER loses his freewill to choose what course he will follow in life. Peter had committed himself to follow Y'shua but when faced with possible death he denied Y'shua three times. He saw, felt and sensed his error and returned again even stronger but he had first exercised his freewill to turn from Y'shua when challenged.
Even the angels had a choice they could make when confronted by satan and at least a third of them chose to serve evil after they had tasted the glory of living in the presence and serving of G_D.
G_D has foreknowledge of EVERY person! HE knows all of us before we even enter our mother’s womb (as is indicated through Jer 1:5) & has “predestined” that none “should perish”…
2 Pe 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
HE thereby “calls” everyone to repentance. However, to stay consistent with the rest of HIS Word and to express “true” love, HE gives us the choice whether we will listen to HIM, keep HIS commandments, follow HIS will, serve HIM or GIVE HIS gift BACK & simply walk away. Those who continue in HIS will until either the Rapture or their own physical death (Rom 13:11), will then be the “few” who are “chosen” (Matt 22:14).
G_D DOES NOT FORCE ANYONE TO SERVE HIM... EVER! Force compliance is likened unto Communism where one MUST do as the leadership instructs but G_D loves HIS Children & to them HE gives choice & then HE instructs them as to how they should live. Notice that I said, "Should". I say that because it is still their choice as to how they "Will" live! The Torah, given to my forefathers is NOT "law" as the KJV translates it but it means "instruction". G_D gave HIS Children instructions but mankind calls them law, as man desires to control others.
I reiterate...G_D DOES NOT FORCE ANYONE TO SERVE HIM... EVER!
G_D doesn't move in and out based on our obedience or lack there of. The HOLY SPIRIT waits for us to “choose” this day who we will follow…
Jos 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.'
This is not determined by minor transgressions but by a conscience choice to turn from G_D; a choice to leave HIS protection. This is why The Scriptures state…
Hbr 3:12. You must beware, brothers, lest a heart evil with unbelief will be in some of you, causing you to fall away from the living God,
NOTHING; nothing can “TAKE” an individual from the hand of G_D other than the individual himself! Each person has the power, the choice & the freedom to choose everyday who they will serve or follow & for this reason Y’shua said…
Luk 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
“DAILY”, the choice is before each of us as to whom we
shall serve. Will it be yourself or G_D?
The HOLY SPIRIT is but the “earnest”; the deposit
placed on the house you call by your name. As the
owner of the house you can take the deposit or refuse
& return that deposit at any time until the deal is
done; until the contract is fulfilled.
The HOLY SPIRIT seals the gift of your salvation until
the day you accept it in Heaven or refuse to be led by
HIM. As long as you are being led by G_D's HOLY
SPIRIT, you are a "BELIEVER" but if you decide to
turn back to the ways of the flesh; the ways of the
world, you then cease to be a "BELIEVER".
2 Pe 2:20 For if after they have escaped the
pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again
entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is
worse with them than the beginning.
2 Pe 2:21 For it had been better for them not to have
known the way of righteousness, than, after they have
known it, to turn from the holy commandment
delivered unto them.
2 Pe 2:22 But it is happened unto them according to
the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit
again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing
in the mire.
The choice is yours! Choose you this day…!