Host: “Can a born-again Christian lose his or her salvation?

John Piper:

“The answer to that question biblically is a resounding, clear, emphatic, joyful, glorious no. … The life that is imparted in the new birth is precisely eternal life.”

“Perseverance in faith is the evidence that we’ve been made part of Christ. And when that perseverance doesn’t hold, then we were never in.”

“It’s assurance rooted in our confidence in an absolutely sovereign, covenant keeping God….”

This is erroneous because God sovereignly states His covenants are conditional. The new covenant is conditional upon us abiding in Christ, which dozens of New Testament scriptures say. See:

“Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT”

Only those who overcome, who didn’t defile their clothes will not have their names removed from the Book of Life (Rev. 3:1-6):

He who overcomes will be arrayed in white garments, and I will in no way blot his name out of the book of life…” (Rev. 3:5).

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Can a Born-Again Christian Lose Salvation? // Ask Pastor John
Desiring God
Published on Oct 21, 2013
If God has given you new life in Christ, then you cannot lose your salvation. You will make it to the end. 
This is a question we get almost everyday via email. Can a born-again Christian Lose Salvation? 
EPISODE 102 // May 31, 2013 https://www.desiringgod.org/interview…
Related Resources:
EPISODE 1161: “How Does ‘Willful Sinning’ Threaten My Salvation” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWQiF…
EPISODE 1097: “What Does It Mean to ‘Abide in Christ’” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pSwB…
EPISODE 804: “Has My Sexual Sin Made Me Unsavable?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkKKW…
Sermon: “Eternal Security Is a Community Project” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Kee2…

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