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Is it possible for someone to lose their salvation in Jesus Christ?

Christianity.com: Is it possible for someone to lose their salvation in Jesus Christ?-Brian Hedges from christianitydotcom2 on GodTube.

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mwh said...

If a person asked me this question, I might gently indicate to them that they're asking the wrong thing. I would probe them, trying to guide them to ask the more precise question.

The question, "Is it possible for someone [third person/external to me] to lose their salvation?" will miss the target. More precise versions of the question are "Is it possible for me to lose my salvation?" or "Is it possible that I have lost my salvation?", to which I heartily say "Look to Christ!" "Does your heart yearn for Christ? He bids you come!" This question allows a more definitive answer.

The other variation of this question is "If someone has stopped professing faith in Christ, can they return to a saving faith?" [Not, 'Can they lose it?' but rather 'Can they regain it?'] This third-person question is much more personal. "Can my son, who once professed faith, but now says he's an atheist...do I have any hope of him being able to return to saving faith?" This is much thornier than the original questions posited.