What If I Stop Believing in Christ, do I still have salvation, or do I lose it?
What if I stop believing? Am I no longer saved? At that point? It’s a good question and it demands a good biblical answer. And that’s what we’re going to provide for you today if you’re here for the first time, we want to welcome you.
I believe in once saved always saved. That’s good. How do you answer a person who says you can lose your salvation if you stop believing they do not accept John 637 or 39? They say if you can be saved by believing and trusting in Christ then you can be lost in the same way by not believing and not trusting in him.
God does not force us to continue believing, therefore we can lose our salvation by not continuing to believe and trust in him. Thank you in advance.
Well, It’s important to remember that salvation is a positional experience the moment that you put your faith in Jesus, you receive the righteousness of God that is given to you and it will never be changed. See, salvation is not a temporary positional placement.
It’s not as if you keep believing you’re going to keep receiving this eternal life. It’s a one-time thing. The moment that you believe you’re sealed. Ephesians 1:13 and 14 tell us that as a matter of fact, believers now receive as a free gift and as a part of the salvation experience. The Holy Spirit resides in them and will be there until the day of redemption. These are great truths, but more importantly, I want you to look at the words of Jesus Christ himself in John Chapter 10, verses 28 through 30, it’s important to recognize that even though we give Scripture to people if they choose not to believe it, that’s on them.
The person who asked our question said, well, I give him John 6:37 and 39, but they don’t believe it. Well, that doesn’t make those verses untrue. You know. The Bible says what it says and it’s very clear we should never be willing to take the scripture out and say, OK, well, we won’t use it. No, we need to use it. It is the word of God and it’s very important.
But John Chapter 10 in verse 29 says this will start in verse 28 and I give unto them eternal life, and they shall, please note what it says here.
Never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
This is interesting, there’s a guarantee that those who believe they’re never going to perish experience separation from God in a place called hell and there is no man that can change what has been done. Now let me ask you a question.
The person who submitted this question said the person who’s coming against them believes that if you stop believing well, you’re no longer saved. This first flies in the face of that teaching. It says that neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
So even if I myself looked at God and said, you know what? I don’t want this anymore. I’m gonna reject Jesus. I’m gonna reject the Bible and I’m gonna go live a life the way I want to live that does not. I do not have the power to override what God has already declared. I am justified the moment that I believed in Christ. I am justified. That’s where I stand, positionally. I’m in Christ.
I would just be foolish. I would just be a disobedient child that would have a loss of rewards, a loss of the joy of my salvation, not my salvation, but the ability to experience joy here on Earth. And certainly, I’d lose opportunities to continue to serve him.
But just because I stopped believing or stopped trusting doesn’t mean that I’m no longer saved. That’s not how salvation works. You have to remember, that salvation happens the moment you believed.
It’s a one-time thing, and it’s a beautiful truth because we don’t know how we’re going to finish this race of the life that we live. But it’s so good to know that regardless, he is the one who has completed our salvation.
The last set of verses I want you to look at here is in Romans Chapter 8, verses 38 through 39. Paul is speaking here, and he’s talking about God’s everlasting love, great concepts, and truths. But he concludes, the thought this way.
For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Friend, when you put your faith in Christ, there is nothing that is going to separate you from him. It’s done whether you stop believing or continue to believe that’s not what salvation is. It’s a one-time thing. What If stop believing in christ, will I still make heaven? It is important to understand that God keeps his promises regardless of our failure.
And this gives us great hope and assurance to continue serving him and to continue reaching people. And I know personally, I know there’s not anybody in the world who is exempt from this message. If you’re alive and breathing, you have a chance to get saved. And what a great truth that is. I hope that gives you a good answer from the Bible.