What is salvation?
Salvation is the act of being saved or preserved from something. In a religious context, it often refers to being saved from sin or hell and achieving eternal life in heaven.
How can one lose their salvation?
It is a popular question with many christians.The main way people lose their salvation is by denying Christ. If you deny Christ, you are saying that you do not believe that He is who He says He is.
Falling away from the faith
Falling away from the faith can refer to a number of different things. It can mean simply losing interest in Christianity and no longer practicing the religion. It can also mean actively rejecting Christianity after believing in it for a period of time.
In either case, falling away from the faith is serious business. It means turning your back on God and His plan for your life. If you have been saved, falling away from the faith puts you in danger of losing your salvation.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to how someone falls away from the faith. Each person’s story is unique. However, there are some common themes that often play a role in someone’s decision to turn away from Christianity.
Some people fall away from the faith because they never really believed it in the first place. They may have gone through the motions of being a Christian, but they never had a true conversion experience. When faced with difficulties or trials, these people may find that their superficial faith is not enough to sustain them.
Other people may fall away from the faith because they are disappointed with God. They may feel that He has let them down in some way or that He has not kept His promises. As a result, they may decide that He is not worth following anymore.
Still others may fall away from the faith because they have been exposed to new ideas that challenge their beliefs. They may encounter arguments against Christianity that they cannot refute, or they may simply be drawn to another belief system that seems more appealing than Christianity.
If you are struggling in your faith, it is important to reach out for help before you make any decisions about leaving Christianity behind. There are many resources available to help you work through your doubts and concerns. Talk to your pastor or another trusted Christian friend, read apologetic books and articles, and pray for guidance from God. Taking these steps will help you determine whether falling away from the faith is truly what you want or if there is another solution to your problems.
Apostasy is the rejection of Christianity by someone who formerly was a Christian. Apostasy is not a mere disavowal of certain beliefs but rather is a total repudiation of Christianity. It is a rejection of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and of the Christian faith as a whole.
Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit
The unforgivable sin is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Jesus said in Matthew 12:31 that anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
Some people think that the unforgivable sin is only committed by those who have never believed in Jesus. But that’s not what Jesus said. He said that anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
So what is this blasphemy against the Holy Spirit? It is the deliberate, willful rejection of God’s Truth after having received it. In other words, it is the sin of those who have known the Truth and have chosen to reject it.
There are many examples in Scripture of people who have committed this sin. The Pharisees were religious leaders who had seen Jesus perform many miracles. They knew He was from God, but they rejected Him anyway and continued to live in their own sinful ways. As a result, they blasphemed against the Holy Spirit and were not forgiven (see Matthew 12:22-37).
Judas Iscariot also knew that Jesus was from God. He had seen Him perform miracles and had heard His teaching. But he willfully chose to betray Him anyway. When he realized what he had done, he was filled with remorse and returned the 30 pieces of silver he had been paid for his treachery. But it was too late—he had already committed the unforgivable sin and was not forgiven (see Matthew 27:3-10).
Another example is found in Acts 7:51-52, where we read about some people who “stiffened their necks” and “refused to listen” when Stephen warned them about rejecting Jesus Christ as their Savior. They, too, blasphemed against the Holy Spirit by deliberately rejecting His Truth—and they were not forgiven (see also Hebrews 6:4-6).
It is possible to commit this sin without even realizing it. Many people today are living in willful blindness, refusing to believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven (see John 14:6; Acts 4:12). They know about Him but refuse to repent of their sins and receive Him as Savior. As a result, they are guilty of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit—and they will not be forgiven (see 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12).
Can one be restored after losing their salvation?
It is a common question that many people ask is can one lose their salvation. The answer is no. Once you are saved, you are always saved. You can never lose your salvation.
There is a widespread teaching in some Christian circles that believes once you are saved, you can never lose your salvation. This teaching is popularly known as “once saved, always saved” or the “perseverance of the saints.” The word “perseverance” simply means to remain faithful until the end. So, the doctrine of perseverance of the saints teaches that once a person is truly saved, they will never lose their salvation.
Those who hold to this view argue that since salvation is a gift from God, it would be unjust for Him to take it away from those who have accepted it. They also believe that since God is all-powerful, He would not allow His children to be taken away from Him against their will.
However, there are a number of problems with this view. First, it contradicts what Scripture clearly teaches about the possibility of falling away from salvation (see Hebrews 6:4-6 and 10:26-27). Second, it discounts the role of human responsibility in remaining faithful to God. And third, it paints a picture of God as being either powerless or unloving.
The biblical view is that salvation is indeed a free gift from God, but it is also something that must be actively pursued by His children (see 2 Peter 3:17). Those who accept His gift and turn from their sin are truly saved (see Acts 26:20), but those who do not remain faithful are in danger of losing their salvation (see Hebrews 3:12-14).
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
The Greek word for confess in 1 John 1:9 is homologeo. It carries the idea of agreement and means to say the same thing as another, or to agree with someone. When we confess our sins to God, we are agreeing with Him that we have sinned.
To lose salvation, a person would have to un-believe (disagree with God) that Jesus paid for their sins on the cross. A person would also have to turn away from Christ and stop following Him as Savior and Lord. So confession of sin is actually a good indicator that a person has not lost their salvation.
According to the Bible, when we sin, we cut ourselves off from God. Salvation is God’s plan to restore our relationship with Him. When we accept Christ as our Savior, He forgives us and comes into our hearts. We are made new in Him, and He gives us His peace. His Spirit now lives within us, and we are His children.