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How Secure is Your Salvation?
(Part 6)

The reasons sited for losing your salvation, falling from grace, and incurring the condemnation and ill favor of God are largely weighted to poor performance. While performance is a big deal to God, the larger and more profound problem is that as an unbeliever you are separated from God because of your lineage in Adam.

If we truly understand what it means to be lost, then—and only then—can we really understand what it means to be saved through Christ’s work on our behalf. Only after this is grasped and clearly understood can we consider what it would mean—and what it would take—to lose our salvation, and I’m here to tell you, it would take a whole lot more than performing poorly!

The verses typically referenced to document losing your salvation are taken out of context or misinterpreted. To assert the contrary is a real stretch. At a minimum, there are other equally—if not more convincing—arguments on behalf of our secure standing with our Heavenly Father as His children.

One passage that receives more than its fair share of interpretive abuse is Hebrews 6. Specifically, Hebrews 6:4-6 must be evaluated in the context of 5:11-6:20.

And this is just what we will do next week. Until then, familiarize yourself with this passage from Hebrews while basking in the unflinching love and acceptance of your Heavenly Father.

Never forget: Once you were lost to God, irretrievably useless to Him, having absolutely no merit or value to Him whatsoever. Yet, in this desperate state of being, at exactly the right time, Jesus Christ gave His life in order that you could experience life and find acceptance into God’s family. Against this backdrop, consider the grace referenced in Hebrews 6.

Preston Gillham

About the Author

As a co-founder, Preston Gillham led Lifetime for 30 years. Preston is a writer, speaker, and leadership guide. He has authored numerous articles and several books including No Mercy and Battle for the Round Tower. He blogs on “Life and Leadership”. More about Preston, his writings, speaking, and his consulting practice can be located at PrestonGillham.com.