Question from Abed Fede,
I understand that Christ died for our sins. I believe that He is the propitiation for our sins. And He died also for the remission of sins. Now, to say that we are eternally saved is something that I can’t agree with. Even though on my points we agree concerning Jesus being God Almighty. Now there are Scriptures that clearly say that all of those who partake in many forms of sins will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Reply from Steve,
So how many times must you commit these acts to lose your salvation? You must have missed the time Paul said, “ Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, but such WERE some of you, but ye are washed” God never refers to his children as murderers, liars, fornicators, etc. Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Cor. 6:9-11. Even though they might commit these acts, they have all been paid for at salvation. In fact, the apostle John makes an amazing statement. He says Christians, born again saints, don’t even commit these acts. How is that possible? Listen to what he said: “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.â€ 1 John 3:9. You see my friend, we are not under the judgment of God for our sins. God doesn’t see us as sinners anymore even though we still sin. Don’t you see? We are saved forever, not just given some spiritual down payment and hope that we don’t sin very much. We are not even charged with sin anymore. WHOSOEVER that is born of God DOTH NOT COMMIT SIN. You can’t explain that with your “lose your salvation” doctrine. I understand where you’re coming from on this. I used to ascribe to this when I was lost. But when I got an understanding of what Jesus really did for me and my sins, that is when I got true freedom, not the freedom to do whatever sin I wanted but the freedom of knowing my salvation is secure 100%. The Son of God makes you free indeed, not just gives you a chance. If all he gives us is a chance and relies on us to not sin, no one will make it, including me and you.