Can You loose your salvation?

Can a Christian Loose His/Her Salvation? Not if truly saved!


1. Salvation is a covenant that God will not break.


2. If good works could not save us, then how can bad works unsave us? Eph. 2:8-9


3. Verses supporting eternal security. So many!

Jn. 3:16; 5:24; 6:4-7

Jn. 10:27-29

1 Jn. 5:11-14

Rom. 8:1, 28-29

Eph. 1:13-14; 4:30

1 Pe. 1:5


4. Verses that seem to suggest you can loose your salvation. So few.

Hebr. 6:4-8 (Jews who were closely affiliated with the fellowship of the Christian church but never truly saved)


Hebr. 10:26-31 (someone who has received some beneficial moral influence through contact with Christians and the church)


5. The doctrine of the “Perseverance of the Saints” = all who are truly born again will persevere to the end. See Systematic Theology chapter 40.

Jn. 6:38-40

Mt. 10:22

Jn. 8:31-32

Col. 1:22-23

Hebr. 3:14

Jn. 15:1-7


6. For some the issue is never being saved, even though professing salvation or claiming to be saved. “not everyone who says to me ….” Mt. 7:21-23

Mk. 4:16-17

Hebr. 12:7-11 (discipline of the Lord … illegitimate child vs. true son)


7. Satan can disguise himself as an angel of light. 2 Cor. 11:13-15


What Can Give a Believer Genuine Assurance?

1. The work of Christ.

2. The promises of God’s Word. 1 Jn. 5:10-14; Eph. 1:13; Jn. 3:16

3. Present trust in Christ. Col. 1:23; 1 Jn. 2:23-24

4. Faith that produces works. James; Eph. 2:8-10

5. The fruit of the Spirit. Gal. 5:22-23


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