If We Could Get Unsaved …

Bill Brinkworth

The Bible clearly teaches that when one is truly saved, he cannot lose his salvation. No one certainly deserves such a wonderful gift as eternal life. It is the gift God gives those that trust Christ’s payment was enough for their sins. Many, however, think they can lose their salvation. Logically, this does not make sense. If one really could lose their salvation, it would mean that:

Jesus did not die for all my sins. We know Jesus did die for all our sins: the sins of our great, great grandfather, our sins, and our great grandchildren’s. The iniquities Christ paid for on the cross were for all our trespasses, also including the sins we did before we were saved, the ones that we committed today, and the ones we will commit next year — all sins! God’s Word says:
“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;” 1 Corinthians 15:3
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5

Jesus payment for sins was not enough for the sins We did today. If one thinks they can lose their salvation, then they imply that Jesus’ payment on the cross was not sufficient payment. God’s Word says:
“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” 1 Peter 2:24
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:9
“Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” Romans 4:25 Also: 1 Corinthians 15:3.

His death was in vain. If one believes that Jesus’ death alone was not enough to save them, then His death on the cross was unnecessary and for naught! However, the Bible says:
“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,” 2 Timothy 1:9

They are doing something to keep their salvation. Opinions of this nature usually follow with thoughts of doing good things to earn or keep their salvation. God’s Word says:
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” Ephesians 2:8-9  

Then God is a liar! If one thinks they can lose their salvation, then they are proving that they do not believe what God’s Word says about receiving eternal salvation. They would be implying He is a liar. Perish the thought. It is impossible for God to lie (Hebrews 6:18). God’s Word says:
“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.” John 10:28-29

"We are saved by someone doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves." — Lester


This lesson was featured in The Bible View #142.

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