You CANNOT Lose Your Salvation!

Pic quote Romans 8 v 1

Hello everyone!  Please read that verse in Romans very carefully and take in the full peace and security of that truth!  I am fired up in the Holy Spirit tonight and I want to make something very clear.  I have seen a disturbing trend throughout my 22 year walk with Jesus of Christians who preach the false doctrine that a person can lose their salvation in Jesus Christ.  Let me get straight to the point here–YOU CANNOT LOSE YOUR SALVATION IN JESUS CHRIST!  Once you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you are sealed with the Holy Spirit and your salvation is guaranteed!  That’s right, I said guaranteed!

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Ephesians 2:8-9

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

John 3:16

“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.  Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of his glory.”

Ephesians 1:13-14

It is all about what God did for us, not what you can do for God!  There is nothing we could ever do for God to save ourselves!  Sometimes as we walk with Christ we can forget that.  We need to remember it was our sin that put Jesus on that cross and we only have eternal life through Him!  Our salvation was bought and paid for in the Blood of Christ!  Please remember that!

Now, that does not mean that a person can just go off and keep living a sinful life after accepting Christ.  No!  Do not trample on God’s grace.  If you keep on in your sins after receiving the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus, then of course there will be discipline and consequences, but you still belong to Him and you are saved!  Nothing can snatch you out of His hand and our salvation is a free gift from God that we could never earn!

“In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.  And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons:

“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.”

Hebrews 12:4-6

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked.  A man reaps what he sows.”

Galatians 6:7

“Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness.  No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful.  Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”

Hebrews 12:10-11

So, if you keep living a sinful life after you have accepted Christ, the Lord will love you and help you by disciplining you, including rebuking and punishment, so that He can produce a harvest of righteousness and peace in your life.  You are still saved, but there will be consequences and discipline that will be painful.  Believers take heart though!  That means He loves you and He will never leave you!  Your salvation is secure the very moment you put your faith in Jesus Christ!  My Pastor always said, “Jesus accepts you as you are, but He refuses to leave you that way.”  Jesus will empower you in the Holy Spirit to live a righteous life and He will never leave you nor forsake you!

“Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God; trust also in me.  In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you.  I am going there to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.  You know the way to the place where I am going.”

Jesus speaking in John 14:1-4

We all struggle with sin sometimes and we are not perfect.  We can fall and mess up, but His grace is sufficient and He will discipline us and pick us back up.  Remember the Apostle Paul’s struggle (Romans 7:7-25)?  God still loves us and we are still His adopted children in Christ!  He will never leave us nor forsake us and don’t let anybody ever try to tell you otherwise!

“What a wretched man I am!  Who will rescue me from this body of death?  Thanks be to God–through Jesus Christ our Lord!..”

Romans 7:24-25

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.”

Romans 8:1-2

“…because God has said,

“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Hebrews 13:5

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 8:38-39

If the Apostle Paul struggled with sin, who are we to think we won’t?  Paul was powerful in the Holy Spirit, but he was human like the rest of us and he pressed on always striving for holiness and perfection!  When we fall, we need to immediately repent and turn from it.  Do not engage in it!  Run from it!  He will forgive, encourage, and strengthen you!  The farther down a dark path we go, the harder the discipline and consequences are going to be.  Believe me, I have been disciplined by the Lord plenty of times in my 22 year walk with Him and it has definitely trained me and produced a harvest of righteousness and peace in my life!  I am not perfect brothers and sisters, but I strive every day in the power of the Holy Spirit and I rest fully in His grace knowing my salvation is fully secure by faith in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

I ask Christians who think you can lose your salvation, why did Jesus have to die for us?  Is there something you can do on your own to save yourself?  Is there something you could have done before accepting Christ or after to save yourself?  No, you were saved by grace like everybody else who accepted Jesus Christ by faith.  All of your good works are dirty rags to the Lord and they will never save you!  Quit beating people over the head with fear mongering based on your misunderstandings of Scripture.

I want to make it clear that I do not stand with anyone who preaches that a believer in Jesus Christ can lose their salvation.  That is not a teaching found in the Bible and you will never hear that from my mouth or in my writings.  The Bible makes it clear that we are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone.

Here is the verse that fear preachers usually use to scare people:

“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.”

Philippians 2:12-13

You notice Paul didn’t say continue to “work for” your salvation.  The words fear and trembling in the Greek translate reverence and awe.  The phrase “work out” in Greek translates to strive.  He is saying to strive to live out your faith with reverence and awe of God.  He is not saying you can lose your salvation!  Paul makes it clear it is God who works in us by His will and actions according to His good purpose, not us.  We don’t save ourselves and any good works we do are done through Him by the power of the Holy Spirit that we received when we first believed in Jesus.  That Holy Spirit sealed us in Jesus Christ and that is a free gift deposited in us by God that guarantees our inheritance in Heaven!  Thank You Jesus!

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.  I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.  My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.  I and the Father are one.”

John 10:27-30

I point you to Jesus Christ regarding the salvation He offers every person on earth.  Those are His words.  If any believer wants to argue with Jesus, I don’t recommend it, but okay, you are going to lose that argument every time for all eternity.  Are you greater than Jesus and God the Father?  I pray the Lord comforts and encourages the hearts of any believer who has been under a false teaching of fear.  Jesus Christ finished it at the cross and you are a fully redeemed child of God and nothing is going to change that!

Grace and peace to you all!

“When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.”  With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”

John 19:30




Author: Ryan Callahan

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45 thoughts on “You CANNOT Lose Your Salvation!”

  1. A father disciplines out of love, because he cares what happens to his child. We c are so, so blessed we have a Father who will discipline, who won’t give up on us, who loves us that much. “Praise God”, he gave us Jesus and the Holy Spirit…so we would never walk alone.

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  2. Ryan, this was beautifully said and it needed to be said. I am amazed and saddened by how many Christians I know who fear losing their salvation – they haven’t been taught the Biblical truth on this matter. I rest securely in the palm of His hand, as do all who have surrendered their lives and wills to Him, and I praise Him for it!! God bless you, Ryan. Keep preaching it!

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  3. Hey Ryan. What an amazing post! Very true indeed. The fear of losing salvation originates from the parable of the Sower. What is your say concerning that parable?

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    1. Matthew 13:1-23 is talking about sharing the Gospel and as we sow the Gospel sometimes it falls on ready soil, which is a soft heart and sometimes it falls on rocky soil, which is a hard heart. Jesus is saying to receive Him with a soft heart. He is talking about understanding the message and receiving it.
      God bless!

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  4. For it is impossible for those who have once descended to immersion, and having tasted of the heavenly gift, and becoming sharers of the Holy Spirit, and tasting the good Word of God, and the works of power of the world to come, and having fallen away, it is impossible for them again to renew to repentance, for they crucify the Son of God a second time, and put Him to open shame. (Hebrews 6:4-6)
    So, losing salvation IS possible. It all boils down to your own personal choices. Getting saved is a choice. So is forfeiting it. Let us pray we never qualify for the above verses!

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    1. I just wrote you back regarding that Scripture. No, we cannot lose our salvation. Please read my reply. God bless. We are justified through faith. If you believe in Jesus Christ, you are saved, if you don’t, then you are not.
      Check out this article.
      It does a good job explaining Hebrews 6:4-6. Don’t fear losing your salvation brother! 1 John 4:18. Jesus has you in his hand!

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    2. Here is my reply to you from my other post “Peaceful Morning & A Bold Word” that you posted the Hebrews verses to:

      Yes, that is the verse that false preachers (and the ones I was dealing with) use to scare people and tell them they can lose their salvation. It is not talking about losing your salvation. The letter is to Jews and Paul (although some think Paul didn’t write Hebrews) is trying to stress to them to follow Christ the Great High Priest in the order of Melchizedek and not trust in works. He is telling them to believe in Jesus!

      Mormons, Catholics, and Jehovah’s Witnesses also like to quote Galatians, but again, Paul is talking about not trusting in the flesh and that we are not justified through trying to follow the law (Galatians 3). I take Jesus at His Word when He says no one can snatch me out of His hand. We are justified through faith in Jesus Christ alone. John 10:27-30, John 6:35-40, John 5:24, John 3:16. I take Jesus at His Word and those are His Words, not mine. You either believe in Jesus or you don’t. You either think you can get to Heaven by good works or you don’t. Ephesians 2:8-9 is very clear on that. Romans 10:9 is very clear too. Remember Peter and how the Lord restored him back to repentance and reinstated Peter even after he denied him 3 times (John 21:15-19).
      If we could be justified through the law, then Christ died for nothing (Galatians 2:17-21).

      Consider what Paul says at the beginning of chapter 3:
      “You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort? Have you suffered so much for nothing? Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard?”
      Galatians 3:1-5

      God doesn’t owe you, me, or anybody else anything. You receive the free gift of salvation, you can’t earn it. We receive the Holy Spirit when we believe in Jesus (Ephesians 1:13-14) and the Holy Spirit is a seal guaranteeing our inheritance.

      I hope you don’t believe we can lose our salvation. It doesn’t say that anywhere in the Bible. Many verses are misused and misunderstood by people who don’t have the Holy Spirit, like the false preachers in the Catholic church who also teach from their false Apocrypha they added to the Bible, which they should not do. I dealt with the Mormons and Catholics my entire 4 years of ministry in college and I have dealt with them my entire 22 year walk with Christ. It is truly unbelievably warped what they believe. To be fair, I have met Catholics that are Spirit filled and truly love Jesus, but the church as a whole preaches lies, especially the evil Jesuit Pope…but that is a whole separate can of worms and leads right to the NWO, which you and I could discuss for endless hours. 🙂

      Jesus paid the full price for our sins brother. Yes, we should die to sin and strive, but if we fall, then repent, get back up, and press on in Christ just like Paul said in Philippians 3:12-16. We are not perfect and we are not going to be perfect until we see Him in Heaven.
      God bless brother! (Romans 7:24-25) We are all wretched and let us not forget that we are only saved through Jesus Christ our Lord!

      “We who are Jews by birth and not ‘Gentile sinners’ know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified.”
      Galatians 2:15-16

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  5. Yes, Ryan, you teach that correctly: we cannot lose our salvation.
    If that were so, could we then re-find our salvation? Would we live as yo-yos, stepping into and out of salvation as we want? Thanks be to God, Who wills that we not live in fear! Once God grabs us, He does not let go. He does not want us to live in fear of our eternal life. That’s why the whole thing is in HIS hands! He has the total control over our salvation! What we control is our response to His salvation, how we live in Him and glorify Him (or not).

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  6. Ryan — I commented favorably on this post earlier but wanted to reread it. God’s promise that He will not let us go is the greatest promise there can be. Many people (me?) would find it easy to believe that someone would change their mind and let us go, disinvite us, forget to call — whatever it might be — because that’s the way humans are. God is not man that He should lie (Numbers 23:19). I have prayerfully considered reblogging other’s posts and would like to reblog this post, with your permission. I am not certain how the process works, but I am willing to learn. I’ll wait for your permission. Meanwhile, God is using your ministry in a mighty way, despite the troubles you spoke of in a recent post. Our prayers continue for you. Ward

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    1. Praise God sir! Amen, we can take God at His Word! Sure, that would be great. You definitely have my permission to reblog any post you would like to. I am honored & humbled that you would ask. All glory to Jesus! Thank you for praying for me. I know God has me and my family and He has always been faithful. God bless you sir!

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  7. A very interesting post and you handled it well. I have heard excellent arguments for both sides of this one. We must remember to love our brothers and sisters who disagree.

    George Whitfield and John Wesley were good friends and in a Bible study together in college.

    I like to use the example of George Whitfield and John Wesley who had great theological differences. George Whitfield taught eternal security and John Wesley taught Armenianism. When one of Whitfield’s followers suggested they would not see Wesley in Heaven, Whitfield said, “Yes, you’re right, we won’t see him in heaven. He will be so close to the Throne of God and we will be so far away, that we won’t be able to see him!” I can hardly compare myself to George Whitfield, but I suspect from reading his blog that Brandon may be close John Wesley.

    And as John Wesley said about George Whitfield, “There are many doctrines of a less essential nature with regard to which even the most sincere children of God…are and have been divided for many ages. In these we may think and let think; we may ‘agree to disagree.’”

    We must remember that we see things differently when we disagree and that loving our brothers and sisters in Christ is far more important than demanding someone agrees with our interpretation of scripture.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read it and comment. Good to meet you. Yes, we must always love each other and speak the truth in love. I agree there are matters that we may agree to disagree on, for example the Rapture, however the Rapture is not a salvation issue. I will not agree to disagree regarding the Gospel. That is the main salvation issue and there is only one Gospel, which is that we are saved by God’s grace through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone, not by works (Ephesians 2:8-9). If someone is preaching a works based salvation (like Catholics do) or they preach that a person can lose their salvation, then that person is a false preacher preaching false doctrines. You either believe in Jesus Christ for the salvation of your soul by faith in Him alone or you don’t. There is no middle ground.

      Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9-13, Romans 3:21-28, 6:23, John 3:16, and Galatians 2:21 and the entire New Testament are very clear that our salvation is a gift of God we could never earn and we are only saved by His grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

      Ephesians 1:13-14, John 10:25-30, and the entire New Testament are also very clear that we cannot lose our salvation. I will not back down from standing up for Jesus and the Gospel. There is only one Gospel and I have been preaching it for 23 years. It is not my interpretation. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is a salvation by grace through faith in Him. Again, it is not my interpretation and I do not demand anything. It is the only Gospel found in the Bible and there is no other. It is not a matter of interpretation. It is a matter of truth and speaking that truth boldly to a lost world in fulfillment of the Great Commission as Jesus commanded in Matthew 28:18-20.

      Jesus is Lord and He is the only Way to be saved and once we are His, nothing can snatch us out of His hand. He said so Himself and I take Jesus at His Word.

      You spoke of a person named Brandon, but I don’t know who that is.

      Grace and peace to you


  8. I was thinking about someone named Brandon when I wrote this. I was intending to reference you. My mistake. I attend the Salvation Army Church. The Salvation Army follows the teaching of John Wesley. I lean towards the his teaching of Arminianism.

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