Can I Lose My Salvation?
The book of Hebrews warns Christians about the security of their salvation.
Hebrews 6:4-6 reads, “For it is impossible to bring back to repentance those who were once enlightened—those who have experienced the good things of heaven and shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the power of the age to come— and who then turn away from God. It is impossible to bring such people back to repentance; by rejecting the Son of God, they themselves are nailing him to the cross once again and holding him up to public shame.” (NLT)
Since this book is written to Christians, why would the word of God warn us about falling away if that was not a possibility?
Let’s take a look at other warnings from the Scriptures.
1 Timothy 4:1-2 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, to speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, (NKJV)
Hebrews 3:12 Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; (NKJV)
2 Peter 1:10 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble/fall away; (NKJV)
2 Peter 2:21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. (NKJV)
Colossians 1:22-23 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight— 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister. (NKJV)
Each of these verses deals with a person making the CHOICE to depart from Christ!
The unpardonable sin is the loss of salvation. This is a person who was walking with Christ and willfully chooses to leave Him and go back to living a life without Christ — the “old ways”.
Keep this in mind – if you are asking questions and wondering if you have walked away from Christ completely, then this doesn’t apply to you and you have not done it! These verses describe a person’s abandonment of faith. A person in this situation has rejected faith, the work of the Holy Spirit, the redemption of Jesus, and everything the God has done!
If you identify with any of these verses, pray and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your heart.
Rather than turn away, choose to seek the things of God, beginning with Biblical truth. Allow the Holy Spirit to work for you, in you, and through you.
Christ-Centered for Life,