Is eternal security a promise in the Bible, meaning is Salvation able to be revoked?


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Joan Profile
Joan answered
Man has free will.  We are given the opportunity to choose the way of the world or to follow God's teachings and our belief will save us.  The only way to enter Heaven is though Jesus Christ, our Savior.  The way is so  very simple that many find it hard to believe.  We must simply believe that he came to earth being sent by God to die a horrific death.  As he died on the cross, he took on our sins.  He rose again on the 3rd day and was seen and touched by others.  He ascended into Heaven vowing to come back again.  Madmacstew is correct.  The Lord punished Pharaoh and the land.  The Pharaoh was holding Israels people captive in Egypt.  The Lord send Aaron several times to warn the Pharaoh to let his people go.  Pharaoh choose to ignore the warnings. To prove that Aaron was speaking for Him the Lord turned his staff into a snake.  Then He turned the waters of Egypt  into blood to prove that  Aaron spoke for the Lord and the Pharaoh hardened his heart.  Then the Lord said, Go to the Pharaoh once again and tell him to let my people go so they can worship me.  Next Aaron pointed his shepherd's staff toward all the rivers, canals, and marshes of Egypt and there were frogs in every corner of the land.  Then the Pharaoh asked to have the frogs taken away and Moses agreed and asked the Lord to removed the frogs from all the land except in the Nile River.  And, the Lord killed all the frogs as Moses asked.  But, after the Pharaoh saw that the frogs were gone, he hardened his heart once more.  So then we have the plague of gnats that covered and infested the entire land, covering the Egyptians and their animals.  But, Pharaoh's heart remained hard and stubborn.  And so it goes...flies....a plague to destroy horses, donkeys, camels, cattle and sheep but not a single one of Israels livestock died.  Then boils were sent to break out on people and animals alike.  Then hail came down, then locusts (keep in mind before each of these events the Pharaoh was warned to let the Israelites go).  Next a deep and terrifying darkness descended on the land of Egypt for 3 days but there was light as usual where the people of Israel lived.    Pharaoh finally said the Israelites could leave but the flocks and herds must stay there.  One warning after another, one miracle after another,  and one chance after another, how many times  must a child be warned before punishment is given?  On the night of the Passover all the first born sons and firstborn male animals in the land of Egypt died.  God executed judgment against all the gods of Egypt.  But, the Israelites had smeared blood on their doorposts and when He saw the blood, he passed over that home.  The plague of death did not touch the Israelites.  The Egyptians choose to continue to worship their gods and refused to obey the one true God.  It was through their own choices that the plagues and Passover deaths were brought on them. 

In John 3:18 Jesus said:  "There is no judgment awaiting those who trust him.  But those who do not trust him have already been judged for not believing in the only Son of God.  Their judgment is based on this fact:  The light from heaven came into the world, but they loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil."

In Romans 4:5 it says: But people are declared righteous because of their faith, not because of their work.

But some of the most compelling scriptures that speak to your question is Romans 8: 38-40.  And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love.  Death can't and life can't.  The angels can't, and the demons can't.  Our fears for today, our sorrows about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can't keep God's love away.  Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Again in Ephesians 4:30.  And do not bring sorrow to God's Holy Spirit by the way you live.  Remember, he is the one who has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.
Stewart Pinkerton Profile
If you bel;ieve that God is omnipotent, then He can do whatever he likes, including revoking your Salvation. Given that he murdered all the first-born of Egypt just to make a point to Pharaoh, the odds are not good!
nettie Profile
nettie answered
God can do as he sees fit, if you are not worthy of salvation, than it is his to revoke or do as he sees fit, you must earn your wings, so to speak, with that said, yes your salvation can be revoked...
thanked the writer.
Emanuel Watkins
Emanuel Watkins commented
Thanks for the comment, you cannot earn Salvation tho. Its free. Its by Grace thru Faith that Salvation is granted. I ask this question in that once you obtain it, can it be revoked?
Alex Beierle
Alex Beierle commented
Yes, salvation absolutely can be revoked after you've obtained it.

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