Does Matthew 7:21-23 mean that believers can lose salvation?


Matthew 7:21 - 23

ESV - 21 Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?

Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Mini James M

If we can lose our Salvation then what was the purpose of Jesus' Crucifixion? I love my child, and I want the best for her however, if she follows the wrong path that doesn't mean that I will cease to love or want the best for her.


January 06 2015 Report

Mini James Kraft

No one can lose salvation because Jesus paid for all sin. The test of the gospel is that you can not out sin grace, and you can not work your way to heaven. If we could, then there would be no reason for Jesus to save us. If we could have done anything to save us, Then Christ is no effect.

You might think you are a really good person, But I assure you, you will never be good enough to save yourself.

If Jesus saved you, you have been bought with His own blood. Do you think He went through what He did to save you so that He would disown you? Do you make God a liar? When you trusted in Jesus to save you, He joined His spirit to your spirit, and you were sealed unto the day of redemption..

I do not care what you do or not do, If Jesus saved you, you are going to heaven whether you want to or not. He has never lost one person who has trusted Him to save them. He gets all the glory for saving you no matter what.

John 6:37 All that the father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

You might go to heaven kicking and screaming, but you are going because Jesus said you are.

December 29 2016 Report

Mini James Kraft

It is the people that have never trusted Jesus finished work on the cross to save them are the ones that say Lord Lord. They believe their vain religion and doing good works will save them. Without Jesus, there is no salvation. All other ways are a false way. Only Jesus can save sinners. No one is perfect, only Jesus is perfect. That is why he was our substitute for all our sin. If I thought for a moment that I could do anything to earn heaven, I should be cast away with the rest.

No, when Jesus saved me He saved me forever. Why He should love this old sinner I will never know. But He came to save sinners. No self righteous person will enter heaven. Thank God He gave me His righteousness when I trusted Him to save me. I have no righteousness of my own. He gave me His righteousness, and paid for all my sins.

I can not lose my salvation that Jesus paid for with His own blood.

December 29 2016 Report

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