Can a Christian lose their Salvation?
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Dave: Can a Christian lose their Salvation?
Jeff: This question is somewhat misleading. A better way to ask would be this
way: “Can someone who doesn’t go to Heaven be called a Christian?”
Dave: The obvious answer would be “no – someone who is banned from Heaven
is obviously not a Christian.”
Jeff: Problem is, we’re trying to determine whether someone is a Christian or not – and people
say, “Well, he was a Christian but then he left the Church.”
Dave: But looking at people on the outside isn’t a good indicator. Everyone
who looked at Judas before he betrayed Jesus would’ve thought he was a great
Jeff: Only God knows if someone will truly be in Heaven or not.
Dave: In addition, we have to look at the words of Jesus himself. In Matthew 7:21,
Jesus is talking about people who were banned from Heaven, even though they
looked like Christians.
Jeff: And what Jesus says is, “I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you.'”
Dave: He doesn’t say they fell away. He says, he NEVER knew them.
Jeff: And that’s why you have to ask a different question.