Q. I believe that salvation is a free gift from God and that once we put our faith in Jesus that we are saved forever according to the Bible. Not because of anything we have done, but because of who God is and what He’s done. I attend an Assembly of God church and their position and the Pastor’s is that you can give your salvation back by continuing in sin or stop believing. My question is this, should a person stay at a church that opposes eternal security? Thank you for all you do and God bless you!
A. In the first place everyone who is saved continues to sin, and 2 Cor 1:21 says that it’s God who makes us stand firm. In addition Jesus said that it’s God’s will that He would never lose any of us but raise us all up at the last day. (John 6:39-40) And finally, there’s the issue of the Holy Spirit being sealed with in us, guaranteeing our redemption. (Ephes 1:13-14)
The AG position is not consistent with those scriptures, nor are there any others that support their position. Whether you should find another place of worship or not is between you and the Lord. If you’re otherwise happy where you are, ask the Lord to give you direction and don’t do anything until you sense Him prompting you.