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?







  1. I don’t think it is accurate to say that we can LOSE our salvation, as if by some form of passivity it unknowingly slips away from us. We can, however, ABANDON our salvation. The pattern we see throughout all of scripture is the same thing we are warned against here: repeated, deliberate rebellion against God results in a hardening of our hearts against Him, until eventually we come to reject Him altogether.

    If we begin by yielding to Him as our Lord, then fall into sin, this does not undo our salvation, else we would have no framework for understanding Paul when he says “I see a different law at work within my members, a law of sin and of death, that what I want to do I do not do, and those things which I hate I do” (Romans) or James when he tells us to confess our sins to one another (James 5). It is the persistent, willful rebellion that leads to a hardening of our hearts and, ultimately, this results in a rejection of the very one in whom our salvation rests.

    1. Thanks for reading T.E Hanna for echoing my thoughts, perhaps in a more succinct way.I think both agree that deliberate sin will nullify any claims to salvation.

      Thanks for reading and do check back for more.

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