Well I do not believe you can lose salvation. There is too much teaching of it being eternal and If we could lose it that means we can also keep it right? If we can keep it that means it has something to do with us and not just of God. There is a verse that says that flesh will not glory in Heaven. So we can not be proud of ourselves that we made it. Anyway there are hundreds of verses proving eternal salvation. I would hate to worry everyday if I have done enough.


I'm disappointed. When you first wrote you urged me to answer only from the Scriptures because it is all that we have been given. I have done so, but in your response you appeal to your own personal opinion and not Scripture. What you or I believe does not alter what God has said.

You state that there are hundreds of verses proving eternal salvation, yet you are unable to reference one. I have already shown you two or three that shows it is possible. Since God does not contradict himself, then you must determine how the verses do not indicate a loss of salvation or acknowledge that such a loss of salvation is possible.

While you are at it, here are a few more to consider.

"Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called "Today," lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end" (Hebrews 3:12-14).

"Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it" (Hebrews 4:1).

"Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall" (I Corinthians 11:12).

The verse you alluded to is found in I Corinthians 1:29. However, it doesn't make your point. Quoting it with its context:

"For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence." (I Corinthians 1:21-29)

The point is that God defines salvation through His word. Man has no input as to what is necessary for salvation. Therefore, man cannot glory in himself, even when he is doing the things asked of him by God because all things are what God wants, not what man wants.

August 15, 2008