Updated: Dec 23, 2022
A question to ponder: Can a person lose salvation?
Ladies, 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.
Sisters in Arms, no matter how shipwrecked we feel from time to time, let’s be eternally grateful for the gift of salvation! As we serve God with honor and praise, we should never forget His goodness, kindness, grace, and mercy.
Luke 19:9-10 9 And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Figuratively speaking, we have all had to float through life on a broken-down vessel, or perhaps we have sat on a motionless raft with no way to get to safety. Then there are those periods when we wander through a lifetime of emotional pain and problems without a compass or direction. As Christians, we should understand that salvation is more than adequate to get us to safety! For Believers, the gift of salvation received by faith through Jesus Christ is the only way to be safe from separation from God and eternal suffering.
When you read our featured article, “What does it mean for salvation to be a gift from God?” you will explore the importance of gifts in the Bible and much more. 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.
I have chosen this article by Got Questions Ministry because the writers highlight relevant scriptures to explain God’s gift of salvation and its meaning! Perhaps it will take us beyond the surface of what we already know about this life-saving gift. Please continue reading to understand better the security that is ours for eternity!
Question: “What does it mean for salvation to be a gift from God?”
Answer: The word gift is an important one in the Bible, and it is good that we understand its definition and implications. In the New Testament, there are several Greek words translated “gift.” Some of these words are used in contexts other than God’s gift of salvation, such as the reciprocal gift-giving of celebrants (Revelation 11:10), the things received from fathers (Matthew 7:11), offerings to a ministry (Philippians 4:17), and the gifts of the magi (Matthew 2:11). However, when it comes to the matter of our salvation, the New Testament writers use different Greek words” words that emphasize the gracious and absolutely free quality of the gift.