Can a True Christian Fall Away from God?

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Can a true Christian fall away? No! Can an apostate fall away? Yes! Why? They were never saved in the first place! Let us examine this scripture.

For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.” Hebrew 6:4 ”

First of all this scriptures is talking about those who have heard the gospel , experienced the power of God and TASTED…note the word…TASTED the word of God. …but did not become born again.

This perfectly fits Simon the sorcerer who saw the power of God and even believed in Jesus but guesses what? He was not saved!!

A sinner’s prayer won’t save you! Going to church and hearing the word of God spoken won’t save you. Watching healing programs on TV won’t save you!!!

You must be born again of the Holy Spirit and be given a new nature….God’s nature!!!

For more info on Simon and his false conversion read my blog.https://thegospelofgraceministries.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/believe-with-the-heart/

The scripture is not talking about Christians. It says “those” who have …..”Been enlightened”…..Jesus said many who hear the word receive it but do not bear fruit…why? The devil snatches it away…..and yet God says no one can snatch his sheep from his hand. Obviously, these hear but have no understanding and are not saved. The ones, who go back having loved this present world like Demas, were not saved as John says those who belong to God do not love the world. “If any man love the world then God’s love does not live in him.”

For more info on saving faith read my blog.https://thegospelofgraceministries.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/saving-faith-3/

The Bible says that those who live in sin are of the devil and belong to the devil. Those who are of God have God’s nature and walk in his Spirit. Now if you are really born of God and have his nature you will live a life that pleases God.

John says that if one says they belong to God and live in sin …THEY ARE LIARS!!! Those of God confess their sin and walk in the light.

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:6-10

 As for the phrase “tasting” in this scripture, the Bible says that Jesus tasted death. He tasted it but death did not consume him. Death was conquered. It is the same with sin. It has been conquered too. Jesus came to deliver from the power of the devil and the power of sin. If one has not the power to defeat sin in their life then they have no Jesus in their life. For it is the power of God that defeats sin. 🙂

A true Christian will “walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4), and are “alive to God” (Romans 6:11)

It is interesting to note that while some Christians believe that they need faith in Jesus Christ to save him some have no faith in Jesus Christ to keep them saved.

“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”Jude 1:24,25

John and Jesus specifically said that those who live like the devil belong to the devil. Bottom line. Now while a Christian may sin he does not keep on sinning! He is constantly being conformed into the image of Jesus Christ.

Did you know that Jesus did not say to the prostitute, the homosexual, the thief, that they would have a greater damnation? Who did he say this to? The Religious leaders of his day! Why? Because they preferred to be justified by the law of Moses rather than the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

If you add your works to save you or keep you saved then you are not saved. You have no grace in your life. While you may think that you are saved (so do all the cults) and name the name of Jesus ect, You are lost. Why? Because you trod on the blood of Jesus and do not think that it is worthy to save you and nor do you think that the blood of Jesus has power to save from sin and keep you saved from sin.

“Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

   

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Author: Kim Balogh

I am a minister (servant) of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Gospel of Grace ministries • Evangelism • Teaching • Children’s ministry • Apologetics • End times I have a BA in History and Anthropology/Sociology combo Paralegal Diploma (specialty Research, Writing, Critical thinking & argument & Instruction) Paralegal Instructor-taught paralegal for 1 year Diploma in Physical Education ( Fitness, nutrition, coaching, ) Faith based Social Work (almost completed degree) Certificate in Personal Ministry (Intercession, deliverance) 1 year (independant) bible college (concentration area, intercession, deliverance,) Ministry Experience : Evangelism ministry 20 years (preaching, intercession,deliverance, apologetics ) Ministering and serving low income families,single mothers, marginalized. Child Evangelism in different communities. Ministering Evangelism through music (vocals and guitar) Administration; started church support groups, started various different outreaches over the years, Internet ministry. My ministry gifts are Prophetic Evangelism and Teaching (apologetics and end times revelation in particular). My motivational gifts are Intercession, prophecy, administration. I am a bond servant of Jesus Christ and am called by him to preach the gospel of grace through faith in Jesus Christ apart from the deeds of the law. My Statement of Faith I believe that Jesus is God's son and is himself God, the third person of the Godhead, (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) I believe the bible says YOU MUST be born again by the Holy Spirit to enter into the kingdom of God. I believe Jesus died for the sins of all that have been called out of darkness into his glorious light. Heaven is for the redeemed and hell is for reprobates. The death of Jesus Christ is the substitutionary atonement. “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Jesus sent the holy Spirit to comfort, teach, build up, edify, consecrate, and seal God’s people until his return. Jesus will return to the earth to rule and reign for 1000 years on the earth. I believe we are in the end times and anti christ will soon be revealed. I also believe that we are living in the last days of the great apostasy and falling away from the truth of God's word but God has a remnant,( his elect, chosen before the foundation of the world,) that have not bowed the knee to Baal. These sheep will soon face great persecution that God will allow to take place before the return of Christ. This persecution which will be worldwide will be what separates the true Christian from the false apostate. Those who love not their lives to the end will be shown to be the true church of Jesus Christ but the compromisers of the integrity of God’s word, who choose the spirit of error, worldly doctrines of men, the works of the flesh and the works of the law will be shown to be apostates like Judas and will die in their sins. No one can come to Jesus unless the Father gives him the ability to do so. No one will seek after Jesus unless he is drawn by the Father according to scripture but all whom God calls by his Holy Spirit will come to Jesus and be saved from their sins and be given eternal life for he who has promised is faithful to perfom his promise. The Lord is calling his church to come out of Babylon : Come out of false new age teaching, Come out of legalistic adherance to OT laws to save you, Come out of false signs and wonders that have no scriptural basis, Come out of witchcraft and the doctrines of demons, Come out of humanism and the promotion of man by self help principles and RETURN TO THE PURE UNADULTERATED WORD OF GOD ! “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. Revelation 18:4 Isaiah 55:6-7 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. My ministry gifts are Evangelism and Teaching My motivational gifts are Intercession, prophecy, administration. 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8 thoughts on “Can a True Christian Fall Away from God?”

  1. Jesus did the work, If I believe, I am born again….. The Holy Spirit continues to do the work in me, if I continue to believe, receiving THE END of my faith, the salvation of my soul (1 Pet 1:9) I wonder if you’re honest enough to post this Kim.

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    1. If you interpret this scripture as receiving eternal life as a merit for living a good “Christian life” then I will tell you that you do not have eternal life because you are trying to earn salvation.

      The interpretation of this scripture as it corresponds in line with the rest of the Bible, is that THE END RESULT of having put our faith in Christ will be salvation from this body and for eternal life, while those who did not trust in Jesus Christ for salvation, will be separated eternally from him.

      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 the renewal of the Holy Ghost”

      “…the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life” Romans 5:18

      “…ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory” Ephesians 1:13,14

      “He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him” Eph.1:3

      The “carnal Christian” doctrine is a false doctrine. The word for carnal in the Greek is sarkikos and this means having the depraved fleshy unregenerate worldly sin fallen nature.

      The scriptures say that WE ARE NOT IN THE FLESH IF SO BE THAT THE SPIRIT OF GOD DWELLS IN YOU. Romans 8:9

      You are either saved or you are not. John says that if we live in sin then we do not have God’s Spirit. Those who live like the devil belong to the devil. A true Christian hates sin and is constantly yielding to the Holy Spirit to transform him/her day by day into the image of Jesus Christ.

      The word “back slider” is not in the New Testament at all! Backslider was a word for Israel who could keep the law and fell away from God. Israel was not born again! True Christians are born again.

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    1. A true Christian in one who is Born again of the Holy Spirit. One who has received Jesus by the faith granted him/her by the living word through the logos. The “carnal Christian” doctrine is a false doctrine. The word for carnal in the Greek is sarkikos and this means having the depraved fleshy unregenerate worldly sin fallen nature.

      The scriptures say that WE ARE NOT IN THE FLESH IF SO BE THAT THE SPIRIT OF GOD DWELLS IN YOU. Romans 8:9

      You are either saved or you are not. John says that if we live in sin then we do not have God’s Spirit. Those who live like the devil belong to the devil. A true Christian hates sin and is constantly yielding to the Holy Spirit to transform him/her day by day into the image of Jesus Christ.

      The word “back slider” is not in the New Testament at all! Backslider was a word for Israel who could keep the law and fell away from God. Israel was not born again! True Christians are born again.

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      1. It’s not about living a good life to be saved, its living a good Christian life because you’re saved, not by your own power, but by the power of God through his son Jesus Christ. Not that any man should boast, it’s the power of God. If you are saved you are a new creature, old things are pasted away and all things has become new. If you are living in sin, that is not the love of God on the inside of you, because your not living by the spirit, you’re living in the flesh. Being in the flesh is no longer a excuse, if you’re in the flesh you’re going to do the things of the flesh, but if you’re in the spirit you’re going to do the things of the spirit. The love of God and the spirit of God is the same, because God is love and love is the most important attribute you will have being a heir of God, because love covers the multitude of sin. Love conquers all. The love of God is what sets you apart from the world, love is what keeps you living a good Christian life, not your love, but the love of God. Man’s love might run out but God’s love is forever.

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