have faith alone in christ to gain permanent salvation. free gift. we can never lose our salvation
good works after salvation, we are rewarded. we can lose our rewards.
(though i rebuke jesus-is-savior for their infernalism, etc.)
Rewards Are A Matter Of Discipleship
Just start giving out Gospel tracts and watch how fast you lose acquaintances. 2nd Timothy 3:12 says that they who live godly in Christ Jesus, SHALL SUFFER PERSECUTION!!!
exactly how i feel when i distribute my handwritten bible tracts in public and my mothers trying to actively stop me from doing it
A believer can NEVER lose by bad works what they didn't earn by good works.
What would be the incentive to "lay up treasures in Heaven" (Matthew 6:19-20), as Jesus said, if every believer will receive the same rewards? We can earn back lost rewards while still on earth. We cannot lose our position in Christ, nor the blessed presence of the Holy Spirit, nor our peace, nor our hope of a better life in Heaven, nor of all the unconditional promises of God. Some promises are conditional, like laying up treasures in Heaven
The salvation of God is unconditional, like God’s steadfast love. Once a person has faith alone in Christ, no matter what they do, they can never lose their salvation! Rewards can be lost, but salvation can never be lost.
Thanks be to Christ, we can never be in danger of God's criminal court at the Great White Throne of Judgment. However, we can still suffer loss in civil court, where we stand to lose rewards at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
This is a good law depiction. That’s a reason why I spread the good news of Christ, why I do this work, even though I am already saved. It seems my mother thinks that I am spreadig my handwritten Bible verses so that I can be saved, but this is false. Good works never save us. The reason I do good works is because I am already saved, because the Holy Spirit inside of me, that was permanently sealed in me at the day of my salvation, when I believed in Christ, is what makes my works afterwards truly good, for only God is good.
The Bible proclaims that Jesus died, was buried and rose again. This is the good news (the gospel)...
Thus when I say that a person must believe in Christ to be saved, they must believe that Christ died for their sins, was buried and resurrected 3 days later.
3) Jesus Christ, the Lord, lived a perfect life and died for our sins
1 John 3:5 You know that He appeared to take away sins, and in Him there is no sin.
4) Jesus Christ. the Saviour, came back to life, He paid for sin.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
edit this to include burial of Christ
The Old Testament relates occasions in which the Spirit left someone, such as King Saul (1 Samuel 16:14) or Samson (Judges 16:20). However, in those days the Holy Spirit worked differently than He does since the time Jesus rose from the dead.
So when a person believes in Christ now, after Christ rose from the dead, then they are permanently saved, sealed with the Holy Spirit.
So we can see that a person can lose rewards if they do not perform good works. But salvation is not a reward that is earned, but rather a gift that is received by faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ
1st Corinthians 3:15...
“If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.”
Again, this man's work will all be burned, and he won't have any rewards in Heaven because of his sinful life, but he himself will be saved, so as by fire
watched part of the video in the article and it looks like a similar rephrasing of that paragraph
we see that people in the Old Testament were saved by belief in God as their Savior, like with Abraham
Genesis 15:6 NIV
Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.
Galatians 3:6 NIV
So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness
So we see that Abraham was made permanently righteous, Abraham could not lose his salvation as he had faith alone in God as his savior. In Old Testament times, the Holy Spirit would come and go in people.
This was before the time of Christ. Now like after Christ's resurrection, we believe in God as our savior aka Christ our savior and are thus also counted as righteous. So here we get the Holy Spirit to indwell inside of us permanently, thus making us able to perform truly good works. Rather than having the Holy Spirit come and go like the old days, we have the Holy Spirit in us permanently.
So people in the past could still not lose their salvation, because God counts then as righteous. We have the same "God counts us as righteous" permanent protection and we also have a permanent protection of the Holy Spirit. Just having the counted as righteous by God protection already secured our salvation! So even in the Old Testament, OSAS was still true, and it continues to be true in the New Testament, just with the New added part of having the Holy Spirit dwell inside of us permanently.