Originally posted by Pudgenik
How many times, even here, do i hear you, my fellow Christains. 'I believe that Jesus in my Lord and Savior. He has taken all my sins, so it is ok for me to sin in the flesh.
Where is the desire to grow deeper in faith, deeper in knowledge, deeper in love with God. Striving to be perfect in God, to be one with God.
I have been involved in the thread you mention, but you miss the real question here. Can a Christian "lose" their salvation once they are saved?
No one ever said they want a guarantee to sin without consequence.
I have no greater desire than to grow in my fellowship with Jesus Christ. That is the whole purpose of salvation.
What I contend and continue to, is that if a Christian has sinned or fallen away, he/she will not lose their salvation.
Having said that, I have always pointed out that the stupid thing to do is continue in sin and give Satan a foothold in one's life. It is to invite death itself. I loathe sin, hate it, but friends I have that have "given up" so to speak, will not lose their salvation.
They love God, but are weak in faith and fall into temptation. God will finish what he began in them.