Can we Lose Our Salvation? Follow Up

Q. Re: “Can We Lose Our Salvation Through Disobedience” In your response about the fear of losing one’s salvation, I have a question. My understanding is if we fear that we can loose our salvation then we are trusting in ourselves and not in God’s provision. Therefore we are not truly saved because we are in essence trusting only in ourselves and not in God for our salvation. The fear of doing something that would loose our salvation is depending on our own works to save us and not trusting in God to save us. So I consider people who believe they can loose their salvation are not really saved at all. Please help me with this if it is incorrect.

A. I agree with you that people who believe we have to work to keep our salvation are effectively relying on themselves, and not the Lord.

But the question was not about that. It was about whether a person who believes we are saved by grace and not by works can lose their salvation through disobedience.

My answer was based on my belief, supported by the Scriptures I cited, that since obedience is not a factor in gaining our salvation, then disobedience cannot be a factor in losing it. This is especially true when we consider that the Lord guaranteed our salvation when we believed, put His Spirit in our heart as a deposit, and has assumed responsibility for making us stand firm in Christ (2 Cor. 1:21-22, Ephes 1:13-14).

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