HOW TO LOSE YOUR SALVATION!
By Pastor Tommy H. Heffner Sr.
Matthew 24:13 «But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.»
Introduction: Every Church of God, Methodist, Episcopalian, Free Will Baptist, Pentecostal, Lutheran, Nazarene, etc. all believe a person can be saved and lose their salvation if they don’t in some way «endure to the end» of their life. Our text doesn’t say that though. The context of the verse is the tribulation and people who are left after the Rapture can definitely lose their salvation and go to Hell, if they don’t ENDURE to the END OF THE TRIBULATION. However, there is no way any saved person in this dispensation (Church age) can lose his/her salvation.
To lose ones salvation means that Christ lied:
1. He has forsaken us
2. Salvation offered by Christ is not eternal
3. Christ atonement for sin was temporal not eternal — it ran out
4. Salvation is dependent upon US — a bilateral covenant not unilateral
5. Christ can not perfect us
6. Sin is more powerful than Christ… He is not all powerful
NOTE: If you could lose your salvation, you would have to do the following seven things. That is, to lose your salvation, you’d have to lose, return, or reverse ALL the things included in our salvation.
I. ABORT yourself from the new birth.
John 3:3-7 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
I Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
These verses are plainly referring to your first birth, born of water and your new birth by the Holy Spirit.
a. I don’t see any way to be unborn. You didn’t have anything to do with your first birth, so how can you be unborn. Even you mother and father can’t undo what was done. It’s the same thing with the new birth or Salvation. All you did was receive the gift of God
(Romans 6:23) by believing on the Jesus Christ of the scriptures. When you were born physically all you did was breathe.