Staying saved by works?

Someone says, “If you think it’s possible for salvation to be lost then you must be trying to stay saved by your works”.

No one was saved apart from repentance.

 

Repentance is not a work that earns salvation, it is the fruit that accompanies salvation.

 

Faith is the cause, repentance is the effect.

 

If there is no repentance there’s no faith.

 

As salvation is not gained by works nor is it retained by works.

 

But if anyone becomes unrepentant it means they no longer have faith nor want to be saved from their sins, in effect.

 

Let’s define unrepentance as no longer wanting to abide or live in fellowship in the Light with the Lord Jesus.

 

People don’t accidentally lose their salvation by making a mistake, it’s if they go back to their old sins and those sins harden their heart and destroy their faith.

 

“If anyone does not remain in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.”

 

John 15:6

 

 

3 Responses to “Staying saved by works?”

  1. ian vincent Says:

    Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:

    Hebrews 10:35-36

  2. ian vincent Says:

    Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? 19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

    Hebrews 3:17-19

    Here we see that disobedience is unbelief.

    Obedience is the result of faith.

    The disobedient “Christian” does not have faith.

  3. ian vincent Says:

    “But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Certainly not! 18 For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor

    Galatians 2:17-18

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