Q. The church has become so liberal that it is becoming self-righteous by changing God into what they are as opposed to us changing into what God wants us to be. And, in my opinion, is responsible for misleading the sheep to slaughter. Faith is an act of belief. I think Jesus made it plain when He said, “If you love Me, keep my commandments.” Believing in Christ does not make it legal to sin and that is the misleading part. I could go on, but I won’t. I just believe that a person who is safe in Christ is so because they are walking with Him. I whole heartedly believe a person cannot lose (their salvation) but can forfeit their hope of eternal life by choosing to go back to their old ways. If one cannot, then they were more free before coming to know Christ since they are in a bondage where they cannot choose. Free indeed means freedom to come, and to go, if one desires.
A. You’ve voiced your opinion clearly, but it’s just that. Your opinion.
John 6:28-40 and 10:27-30, Romans 8:38-39, and 2 Cor 1:21-22 all dispute your opinion that a believer can walk away from salvation. If it’s God’s will that Jesus should lose none of us, if nothing can take us out of his hand or separate us from Him, if He’s put His mark of ownership on us and sealed His Spirit within us to guarantee our inheritance, how can we undo that?
Of course a believer will sin less than before, but the freedom we have is never having to wonder or worry about our salvation again.
Freedom means all the sins of our life have been covered, that we don’t ever have to worry about measuring up. If we slip, as we all do, we’re guaranteed forgiveness each time we ask. We have been freed from the bondage and consequences of sin. How could we ever consider that to be enslavement? It’s freedom in its ultimate sense.