Salvation can’t be free because of its terrible consequences

Salvation
Some have argued that if salvation is absolutely free, without any effort on our part, then it would lead to abuse. In other words, a person could claim to believe in Jesus while holding on to his old sinful habits. Therefore it is inconceivable that God intended salvation to be this way in view of its adverse consequences. While it is true that since salvation is free it could lead to abuse, this is by no means a reason why it cannot therefore be free. Paul himself realizes the potential of grace being abused. Gal 5:13 You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature…(NIV) 1 Pet 2:16 Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a…
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Salvation is very unsure

Salvation
Philippians 3:10-21 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; {11} If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. {12} Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. {13} Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, {14} I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus……{20} For our conversation (ie citizenship) is in heaven; from whence also we…
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Shouldn’t we be accountable for our own sin and not rely on another to pay our penalty?

Salvation
Why does Christianity teach that Christ has paid the penalty for our sins? Isn’t this unfair since one should be accountable for his actions and not rely solely on another person to save him. There was a story about a young woman who was caught for speeding. She was brought to court where the judge pronounced a fine of $100. After that, the judge did a surprising thing. He got down from his chair and walked down to pay the fine. You see, the judge was the girl’s father. But being a judge, he has to be just and pronounce the sentence. But because he loves his daughter, he is willing to take the punishment himself. No one listening to this story would think that it is unfair for a…
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What Happens to People who have Never Heard the Gospel?

Salvation
https://youtu.be/DsliLza9GD4 If everyone must believe in Jesus to be saved, what happens to those who have never heard about Jesus? Jesus says to those He preached to that they must believe in Him in order to be saved. (John 3:16-18 NIV)  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. {17} For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. {18} Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. If the person has heard about the specific gospel message about…
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I don’t believe God will forgive me for what I’ve done

Salvation
https://youtu.be/IZxpOctgQTc There is no one who is not within God’s ability to save. (Rom 10:13 NIV)  for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” In fact, Jesus came to earth to call sinners to repentance. His message is not for people who think they are good enough for God. (Luke 5:31-32 NIV)  Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. {32} I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
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Doctrine of Original Sin

Salvation
What do we mean by “original sin”? Original sin refers to the first sin of Adam. Through this first sin of Adam, sin came into this world. What is the consequence of this original sin?Sin and death entered the world (Romans 5:12)  Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned— All men are born tainted with original sin Because sin came into the world, all men are tainted with original sin at birth. (Psalms 51:5)  Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. This original sin causes in us the propensity to sin In Romans 7, Paul expresses his tendency to sin because of the “sin”…
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Can a Christian Lose His Salvation?

Can a Christian Lose His Salvation?

Salvation
https://youtu.be/GLsH1udGGC4 We lose our salvation when we lose our faith If salvation is through faith, isn’t it logical that a Christian can lose his salvation by losing that faith which he had in Jesus Christ. 1 Cor 15:1-2 1 Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. (NIV) 1 Jn 5:13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the…
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Does God Predestine People to Hell Unfairly?

Salvation
https://youtu.be/wE3-uTa1_ak What is predestination? Predestination is the doctrine that everything was determined by God from the beginning. The implication of this doctrine is that God predestines people to heaven or hell from the beginning, even before they are born. Ephesians 1:5 (NIV) he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will­­ Predestination is an undisputable truth. The disagreement lies in whether God predestines because He foreknew our reaction towards Him or because He acts out of His good pleasure, without anything to do with us. The difference is crucial. If God predetermines because He foreknew, His justice is unquestionable. On the other hand, if He predestines entirely out of His wish, we can argue that God is unfair. It also…
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Other Issues Concerning Salvation

Lordship salvation
Salvation is very unsure.Philippians 3:10-21 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; {11} If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. {12} Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. {13} Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, {14} I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus……{20} For our conversation (ie citizenship) is in heaven; from…
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Assurance of Salvation

Assurance of Salvation

Lordship salvation
The Bible gives us assurance of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. If salvation were to be dependent on us obeying God’s moral commandments, then there is no way the Bible would be able to promise us assurance of salvation. We would always be living in insecurity as to whether we are good enough for God. There are some of the Bible verses on assurance of salvation. John 5:24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. 1 John 5:11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not…
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