The question “Can I lose my salvation” is one of the biggest questions I wrestled with when I first became a Christian. I loved Jesus but still struggled with so many things and because I struggled with so many things, I wondered if my struggles would take me outside of God’s grace. I didn’t understand that I was sealed in Him for eternity.
I remember coming home from school my senior year in high school and no one in my family was there. I had heard a lot about Jesus returning and people who do not belong to Him being “left behind,” so immediately I was plagued with thoughts that Jesus returned and I was left because I lost my salvation at school that day. I know I did plenty of bad things that day and every day. I picked up the phone to call some of my parents’ friends, and got answering machines. I thought the only hope was to run to the woods, live off the land, and not accept the mark of the beast. Thankfully my parents came home and all was right with the world again. But that was no way to live, and not how the Lord desires us to live. Because of His grace, we can be certain we are His (1 John 5:13).
Here are 8 reasons our salvation is secure, and none of them are about us. They are all about Him because we are sealed in Him.
1. Jesus won’t lose His own. (John 10:27-29)
The question is not “Are we going to lose our salvation?” The question is “Will Jesus lose us?” And He will not. When we became a Christian, we did not earn our way to Him, but He reached down to pick us up and He rescued us in His grace. And He will not lose you.
2. God is faithful when we are not. (1 Corinthians 1:8-9)
We are not His because we are able to keep our promises to Him. We are His because He keeps His promise to us. He keeps us strong to the end. If we really have believed in Him, He keeps us believing to the end.
3. Our judgment day is in the past. (Hebrews 10:14)
I learned this statement from Scott Sauls and I love it. We will not stand before God in judgement for our foolishness and selfishness because Christ has already been judged for us. If we are in Christ, we are now perfect before Him—not because of our offering but because of His offering.
4. None are lost in the process of salvation. (Romans 8:30)
Theologians have called this the unbroken chain of salvation. Everyone who is justified, made right before God, will be glorified.
5. His people have been sealed by His Spirit. (Ephesians 1:13-14)
When the king would put the seal on an edict, the seal would signify the edict was irreversible because it came from the king, sealed with authority. We have been sealed with authority of King Jesus by the Spirit. The Spirit is a down payment guaranteeing our future redemption.
6. God keeps His people. (Jude 24-25)
We are not the ones responsible to keep ourselves from stumbling. He keeps us and protects us.
7. The Lord completes what He begins. (Philippians 1:6)
He is a finisher. He finishes what He starts and He started a good work in you. He is going to keep working on us until the day when you see Christ face to face.
8. His love for us is fixed. (Romans 8:38-39)
He has permanently set His love on His people, and nothing can separate us.
This article originally appeared here.