I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as if there isn’t, and die to find out there is!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Can someone who is saved, someone who has accepted Jesus, fall away and lose their salvation?

In a word -- no.  Having said that, some explanation is in order. When a person accepts Jesus as their Lord and Savior, they must be sincere in that acceptance. They must have a right heart. They cannot just be playing a game or dabbling in Christianity. They must develop a personal relationship with Jesus. True believers won't fall away though they may have times where they "backslide."  Luke 8:13 speaks of falling away, but I believe this is referring to the appearance of falling away, rather than truly falling away. I think anyone who "falls away" was not truly sincere in their acceptance. John 10:28 says "I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand."  Since "no one" includes us, we cannot do anything to take ourselves away from God.  Again this assumes we were sincere in our acceptance.  

Salvation is a gracious gift of God. Once accepted, it is ours and we cannot lose it. 

Related scripture:  Ephesians 2:8

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

How can a loving God sentence people to eternal suffering in hell?

Our God is indeed a God of love.  As such he gives us free will.  He does not "sentence" us to hell.  We get to make that choice. Hell is eternal separation from God. Since God is love, hell is the absence of love.  Since God is light, hell is the absence of light. Our God is not only the God of love, He is also perfect righteousness and absolute holiness. As such, there can be absolutely no sin in his presence in heaven.  We are all sinners, forgiven by God's grace and Christ's sacrifice in place of us.  The truth is we all deserve hell, but God provided an alternative: heaven. God's word makes it clear that He would prefer every human being spend eternity in heaven with Him, but He left the choice to us.  Accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, or accept hell.  Easy choice for me! 

So God does not "sentence" anyone to hell.  He gives us a choice.  It is truly up to each of us individually. Choose heaven, or choose hell.

Related scripture:  John 5:24

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