Picture it: you’ve been going to the same church for a while now. You love your pastor and believe he is a man of God who teaches correct doctrine. Then one Sunday morning during the sermon you hear him say that a person can always reject Christ after they have been saved and thus lose their salvation.
Sadly, there are more and more pastors, ministers, etc. who believe that the eternal security of a believer is a false teaching. They may find a few verses to use as proof texts while ignoring what the Bible as a whole has to say about salvation.
What takes place the moment a person comes to faith in Christ alone? The moment they acknowledge that they are a sinner in need of a Savior? When they believe that Jesus died for their sins and rose again on the third day? What happens to them? They are made a new creation, instantly sealed to, and indwelled with the Holy Spirit. God adopts the believer and they become a child of God. A member of the Church (the body of Christ), an heir and joint heir with Christ. The believer is no longer stamped: GUILTY, but FORGIVEN. They are now justified. In other words: just-as-if-I- never sinned.
As you can see a lot of wonderful things happen the moment we believe the Gospel. After all that, can you honestly say that such a person would then turn around and willfully reject Christ and all these blessings? Throw away heaven and eternal life with God? Since God is love and is not willing for any to perish, but for all to come to repentance, do you really think He would unsave us at a later date? Would He send us back to where we came from: lost and without hope and hell bound? Would Jesus, the Son of God and God the Son, go through such agonizing torture and death on a cross for the sins of the world, only to throw us back to the devil every time we sin or mess up? Would the Holy Spirit who lives inside the believer, keep jumping in and out of us every time we sin and repent? Is our salvation really that insecure and fragile? If you think it is, then think about this: