Can You Lose Your Salvation?


He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.

—John 3:36

Can you lose your salvation? How/when?

Does God take it away from you or is it something you choose to walk away from?

If something awful happens to you in church that causes you to walk away, does that honestly mean that you were never saved in the first place?

Pastor Greg Laurie states;

Sometimes people will make a profession of faith, and then seemingly fall away. We ask ourselves, “Did this person lose their salvation?”

My question, in turn, would be, “Were they ever really saved to begin with?”
If somebody commits their life to Christ, then walks away and never comes back, I suggest to you that they were never a Christian at all. If, on the other hand, someone commits their life to the Lord, walks away, and then comes back to Christ, I suggest to you that they were simply a prodigal.
The true test is where they end up.
1 John 2:19 (NIV) we read: “They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.”

Lets discuss in the comment section, what are your thoughts?

Please use scriptures to support your point of view!

God bless

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