Can a Christian lose salvation?
Here's the answer:
God keeps the true Christian's salvation safe forever.
Imagine you fall into the deep end of the pool and can't swim. As you're sinking, your dad jumps in and saves you!
Jesus came to save believers from the punishment of their sin—eternal death in hell—by dying on the cross and coming back to life.
Now imagine again that after your dad has saved you, he's holding you with your head above the water. You're clinging to him. But even if you let go, will you fall? No! Your dad is holding you. And he won't let you go.
God the Father is even more powerful and more loving than your own father. When God saves a sinner who believes in Jesus, He makes that person His own child. And God won't let His children go. He is all-powerful and keeps Christians from losing their salvation.
But many people who say they're Christians aren't true Christians because they don't put their faith in Jesus. The Bible helps us know for sure if we're true Christians.
True Christians won't ever lose their salvation because the all-powerful God keeps them forever. Read the Bible Truth verses below!
"My sheep listen to my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never die. No one can steal them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than anyone. No one can steal them out of my Father's hand" (John 10:27–29).
"What I'm about to tell you is true. Anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me [Jesus] has eternal life. He will not be found guilty. He has crossed over from death to life" (John 5:24).
"I am absolutely sure that not even death or life can separate us from God's love. Not even angels or demons, the present or the future, or any powers can do that. Not even the highest places or the lowest, or anything else in all creation can do that. Nothing at all can ever separate us from God's love because of what Christ Jesus our Lord has done" (Romans 8:38–39).