Can Christian Disobedience Prevent Salvation?

by Dale Partridge

As a Christian, can you sin to such a degree that God’s grace would be removed from your life? In other words, is it possible to emancipate yourself from God’s family? Can you lose your salvation through rebellion?

These aren’t just important questions they are common questions. Many Christians wonder if their disobedience has caused cut the cord the Gospel. But what does the Bible say about this? Is it our responsibility to keep ourselves saved or is that the work of the Savior? Ultimately, what is our responsibility as a child of God? Relearn.org founder Dale Partridge unpacks this question on this episode of Real Christianity.

This Episode’s Question

Pastor Dale, I feel like I’m drowning in temptation and while I fight back with morning devotion and worship and prayer some days I feel like I’m just going to give into sin and fail God. I want to be obedient. But I feel like I don’t have what it takes to keep God’s commandments. How can I ensure I’ll stand strong and not fall out of God’s will?”

Henry in San Diego

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Scripture References

  • Romans 8:1

    “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

  • Romans 6:1-2

    “Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 Certainly not!

  • Romans 8:30

    “And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.”

  • John 10:28

    “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.”

  • Philippians 1:6

    “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”

  • Romans 14:23

    “For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.”

  • Isaiah 64:6

    “Even our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment to God;”

  • Deuteronomy 30:6

    “The Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.”

  • Ezekiel 36:26-27

    “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.”

  • Isaiah 48:8

    “I am the LORD, that is My name; I will not share My glory with another…”

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