Updated: Dec 23, 2022
A question to ponder: Can a person lose salvation?
Sisters, well-seasoned Christians should be beyond the point of getting busy living for Christ! When we are saved or rescued from something unpleasant, we should have an overwhelming sense of relief and thanksgiving. No matter what we look like on the outside, that is how we should feel inside about our eternal security after salvation.
What should we learn from our primary Scripture of Philippians 2:12-13? I contend that this Scripture and many other supporting scriptures will guide us by demonstrating how we can show gratitude to God for His grace and mercy.
When you read our featured article, “What does it mean to work out salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12)?” Well, more than likely, you will discover the importance of moving ahead of the gift of salvation. As we focus on salvation and other trending topics, we will continue to delve into the Bible and unpack God’s Word to fulfill our quest for knowledge and wisdom.
Please continue reading to understand better the security that is ours for eternity!
Question: “What does it mean to work out salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12)?”
Answer: In Philippians 2:12-13, Paul writes, “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence – continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his purpose.”
This text is often misused to instill fear into people, warning them that it means that they can lose salvation. What does it mean to work out our salvation with fear and trembling? Paul can hardly be encouraging believers to live in a continuous condition of nervousness and anxiety. That would contradict his many other exhortations to peace of mind, courage, and confidence in the God who authors our salvation. The Greek word translated “fear” in this context can equally mean “reverence” or “respect.” Paul uses the same phrase in (2 Corinthians 7:15) where he refers to Titus as being encouraged by the Corinthians’ reception of him “with fear and trembling,” that is, with great humility and respect for his position as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul himself came to the Corinthian church in “weakness and fear, and with much trembling” (1 Corinthians 2:3), mindful of the great and awesome nature of the work in which he was engaged.
Quick Answers about Salvation with Valentine Davidar
Description In this series of Quick Answers, Valentine Davidar takes us through a simple series of understanding of God’s greatest gift of Salvation and how we can receive it through faith in Christ Jesus . He also deals with the common struggles that a saved person goes through and also provides us simple answer of how to overcome it.