If one has professed of being born again but in time has gone back to the ways of the world (one’s sinful deeds), continues on in such behavior even when one knows that it is wrong, never asks forgiveness and then passes away before repenting. Where would one go?
Q. If one has professed of being born again but in time has gone back to the ways of the world (one’s sinful deeds), continues on in such behavior even when one knows that it is wrong, never asks forgiveness and then passes away before repenting. Where would one go?
Will the person be accepted in the Kingdom of GOD, but have a minor task in GOD’s Kingdom?
Or will the person be identified as one who never really accepted CHRIST as ones’ Personal SAVIOR and thus be delegated one’s portion with the wicked?
There are scriptures which do mention about the talents and all, it says that the one who hid the talent and returned it to the Master was thrown into total darkness, where there will weeping and gnashing of teeth. Does this verse say where one who accepted CHRIST may go, if ever one will turn one’s back on the Saving Grace of our LORD?
I hope I made sense in my question and hope by GOD’s favor you will be able to enlighten me.
A. Ephesians 1:13-14 is the clearest of many verses that will answer your question. It goes like this.
And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.
At the first moment of belief, you were saved. Before you had done anything good to deserve it or anything bad to lose it, the Holy Spirit was sealed within you as a deposit guaranteeing your inheritance. Being sincere in your belief, you met the single requirement for salvation. It’s not behavior, only belief.(John 6:28-29)
Sinning and failing to confess won’t cost you your salvation, but it will cause you to live a defeated spiritual life here on Earth. And while you’ll still be a child of God’s you won’t have any kind of relationship with Him. You’ll miss out on tons of blessings here on Earth and a few crowns when you get to heaven. However you won’t be relegated to some kind of 2nd or 3rd class salvation. We all get the same, because our salvation isn’t based on behavior, it’s based on belief.(1 Cor 3:10-15)
And while it’s true that behavior such as you described may be a sign the the person was never saved in the first place, that isn’t ours to judge. It’s between the person and the Lord.(1 Cor. 4:5)