No, the Holy Spirit never leaves you and Salvation is yours. You can harden your heart and not listen to the Father and miss out on the blessings intended for you during this lifetime. And it's hard to store up your treasure in heaven if your not doing the work of the Father here.
When we sin and are truly repentant and ask God's forgiveness, He is faithful to forgive and cleanse us. We may not "feel" any different, but if we turn away from that sin(and He will help us) we can have know that we are once again in His Will.
Some say yes some say no. Baptist say yes methodist say no. The bible says what? Once you have been baptised you have been forgiven if sins. You cant be unbaptised. Your measure of salvation will depend how i live after that. In a short form. I dont want to type a whole sermon. Ask.com dont have enough space lol
It depends on which belief you hold. Some believe in predestination, when whether or not you are saved was determined before you were born. If you mean that your actions and beliefs determine whether or not you are saved, then I would have to point out that what makes you think you had it in the first place? "No one is a villain in their own eyes." However, your answer is yes. Depending on your beliefs, it can be easily achieved or difficult to achieve.
Yes, we can lose salvation through mortal sin. Mortal sin destroys the life of God's grace in our souls which without we cannot inherit the Kingdom. Mortal sin lands one in danger of hell. Yet, some people still say that you cannot lose salvation. This is a wrong set of choices. The idea of "once saved, always saved" was first proposed by John Calvin during the Protestant Reformation in the 16th Century. Among many evangelical and fundamentalist Christians today, this belief is known as the doctrine of "eternal security." Prior to Calvin, all Christians believed that one was free to walk away from God though mortal sin. The Scriptures give several examples of people falling away from the faith. Here are some of the clearest passages: (My answer continues in the comments)
Let's assume religion and spirituality is a consequence of sufficient brain power to contemplate one's eventual death. If one never actually had this "salvation" (where one would be allowed by the Super Fantastic Sky God to enter a blissful eternity of never again experiencing pain or unhappiness) in the first place, does one "lose" it when it comes not to pass?
Yes, it most certainly is. Example: A person was recently saved. They loved the Lord and everything. Years later they are now a notorious murderer, horrible thief, and have no problem with what they are doing. They hate God and rebuke him all the time. Do you think they are going to heaven? Nope!! "Nothing can pluck us out of the hand of God" That doesn't say that WE can't remove ourselves, though!!!"
Im sorry i missed this question 4 months ago, But i would like to add my two cents any way. I know many people who believe once saved always saved,Kinda like they are entitled to salvation. However the bible doesnt teach that, I read the king james bible, where it says faith with out works gain you nothing just as works with out faith gain you nothing, you always have to work on being a Christain, God also says if you turn your back on him he will turn his back on you. Most can be saved lest those who blasphem against God, thats the one unforgiveable sin, aoso think of it like this if a sinner say a murder or child molester or rapist or killer of children get saved and they Change their ways, in the begining they truly serve God and are repentant of their sins. Then maybe 10 or 20 years later they fall back into their old ways and die with out ever serving God again or asking for forgivness, Should they be allowed to enter heaven?. To me the answer would be no, think of this also, there are some ex Christains who actually turn to atheitism and stop serving God this would be turning your back on God, and remember what he said about you turning your back on him.
12 The disciple Jude wanted to write to early Christians about “the salvation [they held] in common.” However, the prevailing bad moral climate obliged him to counsel his brothers to “put up a hard fight for the faith.” Yes, to gain salvation it is not enough to have faith, to stick to the true Christian faith, and to obey when everything is going along smoothly. Our devotion to Jehovah must be strong enough to help us resist temptations and immoral influences. Yet, sexual excesses and perversions, disrespect for authority, divisions, and doubts were taking a toll on the spirit of the first-century congregation. To help them combat such tendencies, Jude urged fellow Christians to keep clearly in mind their objective: “Beloved ones, by building up yourselves on your most holy faith, and praying with holy spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love, while you are waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ with everlasting life in view.” (Jude 3, 4, 8, 19-21) The hope of gaining salvation could strengthen them in their fight to remain morally clean.