Can You Lose Your Salvation?

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It's the GREAT DEBATE; a topic that has divided churches! CAN YOU LOSE YOUR SALVATION? Get real answers with unbiased biblical support here!

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  • In James: Show your faith by what you DO
  • Can You Lose Your Salvation?

    1. 1. The Great Debate<br />Can you lose your salvation?<br />
    2. 2. First: What IS Salvation?<br />Salvation, or being Saved:<br />Being delivered (or “saved”) from Hell and the penalty of your sins through the power of Jesus Christ.<br />
    3. 3. Can you lose your salvation?<br />Churches have been divided over the answer.<br />
    4. 4. Can you lose your salvation?<br />Churches have been divided over the answer.<br />Depending on interpretation, there’s biblical support for YESandNO.<br />
    5. 5. Can you lose your salvation?<br />Obama argument (YES WE CAN) support<br />2 Peter 2:20-21 (people escaped pollutions of the world through Christ then fell away).<br />1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (Paul wants to avoid being disqualified for his crown that will last forever)<br />Hebrews 10:26-27 (person willingly sinning after receiving the knowledge of the truth is hellbound)<br />
    6. 6. Can you lose your salvation?<br />Strict Mommy argument (NO YOU CAN’T) support<br />John 10:27-29 (Only Christ’s sheep can hear His voice and no one can snatch them from His hand)<br />1 John 2:19 (if they say their among us, then leave, they weren’t with us in the first place)<br />Matthew 7:22 (Jesus never knew the sinners who called Him Lord, those who claimed salvation but were not really saved)<br />
    7. 7. Can you lose your salvation?<br />My Answer:<br />
    8. 8. Can you lose your salvation?<br />My Answer: .<br />
    9. 9. Can you lose your salvation?<br />My Answer: ..<br />
    10. 10. Can you lose your salvation?<br />My Answer: …<br />
    11. 11. Can you lose your salvation?<br />My Answer: … (Just wanted to build up suspense)<br />
    12. 12. Can you lose your salvation?<br />My Answer: …<br />Maybe… <br />(In the classic words of Obama, that question is above my pay grade)<br />
    13. 13. Can you lose your salvation?<br />BUT!…<br />
    14. 14. Can you lose your salvation?<br />BUT!… whatever your perspective,the question boils down to these two questions, which I can answer! :<br />How do I know that I am saved (in the first place)?<br />
    15. 15. Can you lose your salvation?<br />BUT!… whatever your perspective,the question boils down to these two questions, which I can answer! :<br />How do I know that I am saved (in the first place)?<br />Can I continue to live in sin after I get saved?<br />
    16. 16. How do I know I am saved?<br />Confess “Jesus is Lord,”and believe God raised Christ from the dead (Romans 10:9-10)<br />Get forgiven & cleansed of your sins by confessing them directly to Christ (not a priest) (1 John 1:9)<br />Show Godly sorrow and *repent(2 Cor. 7:10)<br />Bear ‘good’ fruit (Matt. 3:8, John 15:1-8), do the will of the Father (Matt. 7:21)<br />*Repent: turning away from sins and lifestyle of sin toward a lifestyle of holiness<br />
    17. 17. How do I bear ‘good’ fruit?<br />John 15:1-8<br />Jesus is the vine, we’re the branches<br />Branches can’t bear fruit alone<br />You must abide in Christ!<br />Christ must abide in you!<br />Remember, Christ is also the Word of God (John 1:1, 14). So meditate on scripture to get more of Christ!<br />*Fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23<br />
    18. 18. Can I live in sin after being saved?<br />BY NO MEANS! (Romans 6:1-2, 15)<br />Can’t serve two masters (Matt. 6:24)<br />Either slaves to sinor obedience(Romans 6:16-23)<br />Live in sinand you’re the devil’s child (1 John 3:7-10)<br />“Believers” go to hell for living in sin!(Matt. 7:21-23)<br />
    19. 19. Live in Sin vs. Slip in Sin<br />Livein Sin<br />Deliberately, knowingly, & habituallypractice sin<br />Such should not expect Heaven w/o repentance (Hebrews 10:26, 27)<br />Slipin Sin<br />*Accidental, unintentional, non-habitual act of sin<br />Such have an advocate w/ the Father in Christ <br /> (1 John 2:1)<br />*one should still repent/ask for forgiveness & cleansing in these cases<br />
    20. 20. So… Can You Lose Your Salvation?<br />Maybe, but that’s not what’s most important<br />Instead: <br />Trade worrying about LOSING YOUR SALVATION for:<br />Making sure you HAVE IT in the first place, and<br />Living a life to KEEPIT!<br />… and the scriptures show you how <br />
    21. 21. Questions?<br />Ask us at SwordSharp.com<br />Stay encouraged and rep Christ!<br />

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