I believe we are on the same page SLE. Salvation is by faith in Christ. Real faith in Christ always produces faith and fire insurance believers (or in some countries "rice bowl believers") are not really His and will sadly hear those dread words "depart from Me I do not know you.I think you and I are pretty much on the same page. Salvation without discipleship (being apprenticed to Jesus) is "fire insurance" without spreading the Good News . Your term "walking it out" seems similar to Paul's wording in Php 2:12. 1 Cor 3:12-13 says, "If any man builds on this foundation (Jesus) using gold, silver, costly stones, (or) wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day (Judgement Day) will bring it to light." This would seem to say that there is some sort of incentive connected to walking out/working out our salvation by growing spiritually and helping people find Jesus (see Mt 28:19).
Such people are in danger of losing their salvation because they fail to enrich their spiritual lives. They don't see the Kingdom of God as the Pearl of Great Price. (see Mt 13:45-46 ).I think if you proclaim with your mouth but have no actions to back it up then you might be in jeopardy of loosing your salvation.
Its imposable to lose your salvation! if it was possible that would make God not so much aGod at all! but infallibly...Can you lose your salvation?
My view is that you can lose your salvation. Paul expressed "Demas hath forsaken me....having loved this present evil world" 2Tim 4:10
We are saved......just as long as we stay saved........"He that followeth me..........."....Jesus said. We must keep following. Such is the only garantee that we will achieve that "Well done ...good and faithful servant"
Love to you....in Jesus
In God's Kingdom, when you are "Born Again", born Spiritually, there is no such thing as being un-born...neither from you physical birth through your parents or your spiritual birth through GodIts imposable to lose your salvation! if it was possible that would make God not so much aGod at all! but infallibly...
Whew!!! I'm getting dizzy...LOL!This is something I've been wondering about too. Especially someone who lets say.. goes to church with their parents as kids and they accept Christ then and then when they get older like 20 or something, they "come to their senses" (in their mind) and figure that it's all not possible and it sounds like some kind of a fairy tail and they just don't really believe what they were taught as a kid (because kids are open to pretty much anything) So anyway, they just stop believing and say it's not real anymore. Would they lose their salvation then? and of course.. if later on in life something showed them the way that it was indeed all true and they started believing again then of course they would get their salvation back?
Or.. if someone accepted and then later started to rebel and called christianity stupid and everything and say it was all a big bunch of lies and made up stories and only really gullible people believed in that stuff, would they lose their salvation? and if they decided later that they were wrong about being "wrong" about it all, then get their salvation back after re-accepting Christ and be serious about it and change their ways? I believe yes.
But what if they don't? if they accept Christ and try to live a Christian life but as they get older decide it was all dumb and not ever turn back to Christianity, even tho they accepted and believed at one time, would they lose it they STOP believing called it all garbage and never believe again? What are your thoughts on that?
I would edit this statement to say "There are plenty of people in the churches today who are not yet saved........" To declare them "not saved" can be taken as saying that they are certain to die in their sin. That is God's decision, not ours.Their are plenty of people in the churches today that are not saved, the same with preachers of the Holy Bible that preach in the churches that are not saved
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