I have heard people teach and preach that once you are saved, you are forever saved, meaning that no matter what you do after you give your life to Christ, you are assured of heaven.
The argument of the ‘once saved, forever saved’ proponents is that we are saved by grace and faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross, so your works has no bearing on your salvation.
I have always pointed this understanding out as wrong, but sometime last week the Holy Spirit gave me irrefutable evidence that what we do with our lives after we receive the free gift of salvation determines where we spend eternity.
Yes, we are saved by grace through faith-Ephesians 2:8-9, our holiness and perfection is imputed to us when we receive the free gift of salvation – Hebrews 10:10;
But read along with me: Dear friends, if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice that will cover these sins.- Hebrews 10:26
You cannot deliberately continue to sin and stay saved.
You can lose your salvation if you do not clean up your act and actions and conform them to Christ.
Permit me to say, your salvation needs maintenance for it to get you to heaven.
The maintenance required is staying away from deliberate sin.
You can lose your salvation. Be on your guard to keep it!
Salvation maintenance mode activated!
Who’s with me?