If I am saved, am I safe?

Re: Verse reading–Hebrews 5:11-14; 6:1-12 (day seven)
“Land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed.  In the end it will be burned.”  (v 6:8)  It is an interesting question.  Important.  If I am saved, am I safe?  The answer depends on a follow-up question.  Safe from what?  Some believe that Hebrews 6 refers to believers who lose their salvation by “falling away” from Christ.  I disagree.  “He who began a good work in you will complete it” says Philippians 1:6.  Salvation is a gift from God that cannot be taken from us.  The danger for the true believer is that by falling away from Christ we experience His discipline.  “If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.” (1 Corinthians 3:15)   Sin has consequences that we should fear.  Being saved doesn’t make us safe from the danger of God’s holiness.  Only reverent obedience can do that.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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