Do I Lose my Salvation Because of Sexual Sin?

Do I Lose my Salvation Because of Sexual Sin?

Our salvation is not earned. It is the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. When you start to hate sexual sin in your life, you know your are saved by Him.

Transcript

Does my sexual sin cause me to become a non-Christian or lose my salvation all together? Well again, like most questions that are being asked, I say it is an important question. And again, what we need to do, is to look at the scriptures. What does scripture say?

Because of Christ Your Salvation is Assured

A first understanding of salvation is that it is solely on the basis of the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ. And for me to prove that to you, we will quickly look at Romans chapter 3 and verse 21. (Romans 3,21) In the Bible it says there, Romans 3 and verse 21, “But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from law.” Notice that phrase, “apart from law.” “Although the law and the prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God comes through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” In other words, all of us don’t deserve salvation. All of us have forfeited a relationship with God in heaven because we have all sinned.

Very well then, how are we accepted by God? Verse 24. Romans 3, 24 goes on to say, “and we are justified by his grace as a gift.” In other words totally undeserved. “Through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus”. The point there is it is Jesus who paid the price for our sin. Redemption means buying back and we were bought back by the blood that Jesus shed on the cross. That’s the basis by which we are reconciled to God. It is through grace and through grace alone.

Christians are saved purely on the merits of God’s own son. It is not related in any way to any works of obedience. Zero.

Now, therefore, Christians are saved purely on the merits of God’s own son. It is not related in any way to any works of obedience. Zero. It’s got nothing to do with that. So to the question. Therefore, if I sin, whatever the sin might be, do I therefore lose my salvation? Am I no longer a Christian? The answer is, “no”, because let’s face it we all sin and we sin every day in different ways.

So… can I Sin as Much as I Like?

Very well then, the question still arises, does that mean we should therefore sin as we please after all Jesus has died for us? There is another answer to that question, and it is found at the end of chapter 3 of Romans.
Listen to this. He says there in verse 31, (Romans 3,31)  “Do we then overthrow the law by this faith?” In other words? It doesn’t matter. We don’t need to obey? His answer is, “By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.” The point that Paul is making here is this, that God’s work of salvation is in two lines. The first is our justification; our forgiveness. It is hundred percent based on the work of Christ on the cross, his death. The second is the regenerating work of the Spirit.

The Holy Spirit Helps us to Hate Sin

In other words, the Spirit of God transforms us from the inside out and gives us a love for God. An obedience for God. A commitment to become like Jesus Christ. We pursue Holiness. So if Jesus has saved you, you will hate every sin, including the sin of sexual immorality. You will not want to live in it and that becomes the proof that he has saved you. Yes, you may fall into it, but you will do everything in your power never to go that way again. And that’s the second answer to that question.

if Jesus has saved you, you will hate every sin, including the sin of sexual immorality.

The question again, if I sin sexually have I no longer continued in salvation? The answer we have given is salvation is based on the finished work of Christ, so you still remain saved. The second is you will not want to live that life of sin because Jesus changes our hearts as well.

Well, that’s what the Bible says. If you’ve got any other questions I invite you to get in touch with us in the address that is given and we will do our best to tell you what scripture says.

Welcome to The Pastors Studio. In today’s episode Pastor Conrad Mbewe interrogates the scriptures to answer this important question: can sexual sin cause us to lose our salvation?

Because of Christ Your Salvation is Assured

“A first understanding of salvation is that it is solely on the basis of the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ. And for me to prove that to you, we will look at Romans chapter 3 and verse 21 to verse 21 (Romans 3, 21-24)

“The point there is it is Jesus who paid the price for our sin. Redemption means buying back and we were bought back by the blood that Jesus shed on the cross. That’s the basis by which we are reconciled to God. It is through grace and through grace alone.”

Christians are saved purely on the merits of God’s own son. It is not related in any way to any works of obedience. Zero.

“Now, therefore, Christians are saved purely on the merits of God’s own Son. It is not related in any way to any works of obedience. Zero. It’s got nothing to do with that. So to the question. Therefore, if I sin, whatever the sin might be, do I therefore lose my salvation? Am I no longer a Christian? The answer is, “no”, because let’s face it we all sin and we sin every day in different ways.

So… can I Sin as Much as I Like?

“In Romans 3, 31 Paul writes “Do we then overthrow the law by this faith?” In other words it doesn’t matter – we don’t need to obey? His answer is, “By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.” The point that Paul is making here is this, that God’s work of salvation is in two lines. The first is our justification; our forgiveness. It is hundred percent based on the work of Christ on the cross, his death. The second is the regenerating work of the Spirit.

The Holy Spirit Helps us to Hate Sin

The Spirit of God transforms us from the inside out and gives us a love for God. An obedience for God. A commitment to become like Jesus Christ. We pursue Holiness. So if Jesus has saved you, you will hate every sin, including the sin of sexual immorality.

if Jesus has saved you, you will hate every sin, including the sin of sexual immorality.

You will not want to live in sexual sin and that becomes the proof that he has saved you. Yes, you may fall into it, but you will do everything in your power never to go that way again. And that’s the second answer to that question… you will not want to live that life of sin because Jesus changes our hearts as well.”

 

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