Does A Believer Lose His Salvation if He Sins?

Does a Believer Lose His Salvation if He Sins?

The answer to this question is found in the very foundation of the gospel itself.

When Jesus Christ died for your sins, He died for all of your sins, past/present/future. When you put your faith in Christ, all your debt was considered by God as paid by Him. At the same time, He gave you His righteousness – 2Corinthians 5:21.

Once you see this truth, you have the answer to this question. Salvation is God’s work for and in you – Romans 5:6-11; Philippians 2:13. The moment you trust in Him, He saves based upon a work that He has already accomplished at Calvary. All of your sins are washed away by His blood.

Now, when you sin as a Christian, the Lord Jesus Christ does not allow you to fall away from Him. Rather, the moment you sin, He acts as your Advocate and Intercessor with the Father – 1John 2:1-2; Hebrews 7:24-25.

Because He cannot fail in His work, you are kept by His power through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time – 1Peter 1:3-5. HE SAVES YOU. HE KEEPS YOU SAVED. Even as a believer you are not perfect. To go to heaven you must be perfect. Only in Christ are you viewed by God as perfect and fit for heaven. You are in Christ through the working of God – John 1:11-13; 1Corinthians 1:30; 12:12-14.

Since Christ’s blood is the sole basis for you to continually be in God’s favor, when you sin as a believer, Christ is continually before the Father as the One Who has paid the price for sin on our behalf. Instead of losing your salvation, God begins a work in your heart to convict you of your sin so that you will confess and enter once again into the joy of your salvation. It is a question of family discipline. If my child sins, I am still his father even though I will need to discipline him, and he will need to confess to me before he enjoys our relationship again. So it is with God. He is still our Father even though He may need to discipline us (Hebrews 12:5-11) and we need to confess to Him what we have done wrong so that our enjoyment of Him will be restored. Do you see this truth?

Now, the true believer does not want to continue in his sin. The true believer wants deliverance! We have His promises in John 10:27-30 and Philippians 1:6 that what He has begun He will complete.

Who can hinder or change the great purposes of God? You can rest your soul in His care of you, even when you have sinned and grieved Him. He will not give up on you because you belong to Him by purchase, that is, at the expense of His life here on earth. We need to see His great work and Person as a reason for us to purpose in our hearts to give our all to Him – Romans 12:1-2. Nothing short of a total devotion of ourselves to Him will do in the light of what He has done for us. When we sin, it should cause us much grief until we return to Him for restoration and comfort. We do not want to be ashamed before Him when He comes – 1John 2:28- 3:3. hus, we see that salvation is God’s work for and in you. He cannot fail. We can hinder the manifestation of His work here on earth, but we cannot alter the final end of what He has promised – Romans 8:28-30.


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Does a Believer Lose His Salvation if He Sins?

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