CAN WE LOSE OUR SALVATION?

Sunday, 13 July 2014 12:03 Written by 

 

The question of once born again always born again has likely been debated right from the first realized salvation. We have all heard strong convincing arguments to support both points of view. Isn't it interesting that on a topic Christian's feel is so important the bible isn't clear on. I have stood on both sides of this debate for a season but have come to the place were I have decided it is best for us not to know. Let me explain.

If one of my children or grand kids were extremely badly behaved...or let's say even wicked or evil...I would not stop loving them. They may even express..."dad I hate you, I want nothing to do with you"...I would still love them. Such is certainly the case of the Prodigal Son...the son left his father to live what turned out to be a wicked lifestyle. Yet the father never stopped loving and praying for his son's return. When the son returned home, his father completely embraced him. His father never rejected the son, the son left his father.

Perhaps losing our salvation isn't an issue of God's love for us but more about us leaving home. We seem to make the question of losing our salvation all about God rejecting His children...ignoring that all the perceived issues that may cause us to lose our salvation are actually about us leaving God. God's heart is never to take away ones salvation...but it certainly can be ours to abandon Him...whether knowingly or not.

If one of my kids chooses to remove himself from our family then they are in a lost state from the family; it is not by my doing but rather it is theirs. When we live in deliberate sin...we are choosing another family away from God. God isn't pushing us or taking our right to be in His presence away.

Yes I believe God will withhold blessings...that He will discipline...He can be silent...He may allow bad things to come upon us. We must understand the the strength and steadfastness of God's love. His love is who He is and out of it comes all He does. There may be situations where a parent needs to exile one of their children from the home due to the influence on the younger kids or such...but really is that not a consequence of the young persons own behaviour? Isn't he by his own behaviour choosing to leave the family?

If I spent little time with God this week is it because God wasn't with me or was it because my heart wasn't with Him? On a more intense scale if I am living a wicked lifestyle...is it because God left me or because my heart left Him? Is loosing my salvation about God rejecting me due to poor performance or is it because I choose to come out from under my salvation and live elsewhere...whether it be knowingly or not?

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William Broer

William Broer is the co-founder of freedom House Canada Incorporated. He has a real passion for ministering to the brokenhearted. Having studied under several high-profile ministries and interning with Elijah House ministries, Bill is committed to making the word of God practical in our everyday experiences.

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