A true (but immature) believer said to me: “I am afraid I will lose my salvation and miss rapture, because with all my efforts to follow Jesus, I often feel lukewarm…”
This was my answer: “You have believed a religious lie! It came to you sugar coated in scriptures (the devil is fast to quote the Bible, but always out of context. See the temptation of Jesus!). Repent of hosting a lie!
This is the true Gospel, this is the truth: Jesus Christ, the Son of God came down to earth to become a Man like us, so that He could die in our place. He took on His body the punishment for our sin and the decree of death. He died publicly on the Cross of Calvary! By His death, He destroyed death and the fear of death that kept us in bondage. He was buried and on the third day He rose from the death. He went back to heaven to God the Father. He promised and fulfilled His promise to send us the Person of God the Holy Spirit who would take all these truths and apply it to our spirit, that we may believe the truth. The Holy Spirit does not teach mathematics or biology, He teaches and glorifies Jesus alone!
The salvation offered in Christ is called great and eternal. It cannot be lost by any sin of yours because you did not buy it with money and no man gave it to you. The Blood of Jesus covers all sins, past present and future. If by some miracle of God a pig became a man, he can never become a pig again, even if he decides to sleep with the swine. He will be dirty and smelly, but the genetic code of a man cannot be reversed to be an animal again. That change is permanent. A true believer is not called a sinner anymore. He is a saint. He can fall into sin, but he does not enjoy sin (that is called backsliding). A believer does not remain, abide or happily dwell in sin. He hates sin; he repents and comes out of it, sooner or later.
The confusion comes when a religious man is not really born again but comes to church and does ministry. He is always afraid to lose his ‘salvation.’ This is because he did not have it in the first place. The Holy Spirit will not confirm or assure him of his eternal identity in Christ and sure ‘mansion’ in heaven. A religious person like this is very dangerous to himself and others because of this deception and lie that he has believed. He has no peace or rest with God and His Word.
Please note: A backslider loses rewards, opportunities for ministry, and the joy of salvation. But no child of God can lose his eternal Salvation and go to hell! This is the true Gospel of Christ! Pray that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will receive the assurance of salvation, the gift of God! It is well with your soul!”
In Christ I declare:
Jesus Christ is my Savior! Jesus died for my sins so that I can have eternal life! Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever! Jesus Christ paid the penalty for all my sins: past, present, and the ones I may commit in the future! I am a child of God! I am saved eternally and unto the uttermost! The grace of God is sufficient for me and it is greater than any sin! I am dead to sin and to the law! I no longer live, but Christ lives in me! The power of resurrection is actively working in me! I am a slave of righteousness! In Jesus’ name, Amen!