Can We Quit Believing?

Q. Some say  that every time the word believe is used in Scripture it means to continuously believe.   They take this to mean if you quit believing, you are not continuously believing, and that one day you will no longer be saved.  Can a true Christian really quit believing? I could see that in a human sense something MIGHT happen to make someone quit believing Christ and yet in my very heart I just don’t see how someone who really believes would ever quit.

A. No.  The problem with that view is that it makes us responsible for staying saved.

The Bible says it’s God who makes us stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set His seal of ownership on us, and put His spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come (2 Cor. 1:21-22).

Jesus said no one can take us out of his hands (John 10:28-29) and that He’ll never lose even one of us (John 6:39). Keeping us saved is not the work of a powerless natural human. It’s the work of a powerful supernatural God.

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