Can we be past salvation?
Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
One could look at this verse in horror and think they inevitably must be doomed.
We can not take a few random verses out of the Bible and swing our eternity on them.
What the writer of Hebrews was saying here when he said "there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins" is, yes there is in fact no more sacrifice for sins. This is because Jesus Christ was the final sacrifice. Hebrews 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
There is no need to make any penance, offering or sacrifice for sin committed after one accepts Christ as Saviour. To do this the writer of Hebrews says would be like crucifying Christ again.
As if to say Christ's original work was not good enough. Silly when you really think about it and yet many churches today believe you can lose your salvation or go to far that Gods arm of Grace can't reach you.
The whole of the Old testament and the New points to one thing and that one thing is Salvation.
God wants men to be saved, He is not playing games with our souls.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
If we could lose our salvation by some work of disobedience than we would have to conclude that we could gain our salvation by a work of obedience.
We know that Salvation has never and will never come down to a work we do or don't do.
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
An incorruptible inheritance
~The very power of God will keep us.
1 Peter 1:4-5 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
~Our Salvation is sealed
Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
~ God gives a promise you can count on
2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
~Never means never
John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
It's a gift.
~A Gift from God is a sure thing
Ecclesiastes 3:14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
~The gift of eternal life
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
~That you may know
1 John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
~Never thirst again
John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
Take the Gift!
Romans 10:9-11 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.