Some believe that, because they don't have a certain assurance or joyous feeling, that if they sin, they will lose their salvation through Jesus. Others believe that if they just plain sin, they have to re-pray to turn to Jesus. Today, I will be discussing this topic. (Photo credit to Shalashaska333 of Photobucket)
Someone who is "born of God" is a child of God. He or she may sin, just as King David sinned terribly and then begged God to "restore unto me the joy of my salvation." (Psalms 51:12) David lost the joy of being saved. Other Christians may lose their joy and may lose assurance.
People do not remain saved because they sin. They remain saved because all of their past, present, and future sins are laid on Jesus and all of their sins are paid for and covered. In the heart of a new-born Christian, God puts a new nature in them - and his Holy Spirit dwells within that person.
He does this so that they will not be content by sinning, although they may sin and do sin. Yes, it is true that God chastises disobedient Christians - no one gets by with sin. Fellowship with God and living a Christian life always imperfect.
The pure, sinless angels, aside from Lucifer (Satan) and the Fallen Angels, live perfect lives - but we do NOT. God's Angels are never out of his will, but at times, Christians are. Every Christian dies in the middle of a limitation - whether it be a struggle with anger, lust, lying, any and all kinds of limitations.
So, when a Christian sins, do they lose their salvation? Certainly not, but they are chastised. The Bible tells us that we will have rewardsm even crowns - in Heaven. But the sins we commit limit the rewards.
What if you are not saved? Regardless of whether you believe in God or not, you will still face him on Judgment Day. The moment you die, the next conscious thought will be in either Heaven or Hell - you will stand and answer to God at the Great White Throne Judgment after the 1,000 Year Reign of Jesus on Earth.
So, if you are not saved, you will not be allowed to enter into heaven. If a person shows up at your door one day and says, "I'm moving in" - and you've never met them, you're probably not going to let them in. In the same way, God tells us that those who are not saved, he must turn his face from, he does not know them, because they would not let him in their "house," he cannot let them in his - Heaven.
If you do not let God come into your heart, to be saved, he cannot allow you into his kingdom. He cannot save you. As I have likened this to in the past, it would be as if Jesus pays our fine to the Judge, God, and tells the courtroom that whoever will believe in him and accept his gift, to come and follow him, he can save them.
If you do not let Jesus become your savior, there is no other way to be saved. Not one. You must repent of your sins, turn from your ways, follow the Ten Commandments and the Commandments of Jesus, and if God asks you to do something, do not hesitate - do it. God told me to write.
So, I write this blog. Do I think I am the best writer? Certainly, by far, I am not. But I still write. Why? Because God called me to. If God calls you, answer the call with a "servants heart."
So I say to you, dear reader: If you are not saved, I would urge you to do so. We do not have much time left on this Earth. Even if the Rapture does not happen today or tomorrow - no one, not ONE person, is promised tomorrow. People die around us all the time - so, ask yourself this: Where Will You Be Going the Moment You Die? With God, or to a place Devoid of God?