The scariest thing most Christian’s can imagine is nothing after death. Or worse, hell after death. But what does the Bible say about Christian salvation? Once you’ve got it, can you lose it?
The theological response to this question would be brutally longwinded. I’d rather not compose a 2000-word essay on why Christians can’t lose their salvation.
The short answer is, as you may have guessed from the previous paragraph: no, you can’t lose your salvation. There’s nowhere in the Bible that says you can lose your salvation after doing something wrong, or deciding not to live for God.
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus.” – Romans 8:1 ASV
Once you confess with your mouth and believe with your heart that Jesus is Lord and that He rose from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 8:9-10). That seems pretty simple to me. And you don’t have to be a theologian to understand what the Bible’s writers intended.
They aren’t talking about certain qualifiers that make you saved or unsaved. They only say those who believe, or those that are in Christ.
It all seems pretty straightforward to me. Romans 8:38-39 (ASV) says that:
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
I think this is pretty clear. Once you are born again, you can’t lose that gift. Jesus saved us from not only our past sins, but the ones we haven’t even committed yet. Does that mean we should keep on sinning? No, and the Bible is quite clear about that as well.