Originally posted by Monsoon X
But I believe you guys are getting caught up in wordplay. Once you accept Jesus' sacrifice you are and will be forever covered. Now this does not mean that you cannot go to hell. But if you realize that you have been away from God you can come back and be forgiven because you are forever covered (when you were baptized) by Jesus' blood. Romans Ch. 5 and 6
I strongly disagree with your statement JC, as it contradicts the Word.
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself.
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
1. Covered is not a word used in the Bible speaking of our salvation. Ephesians 1:13 however uses the word "sealed" and it goes on to say that we are sealed unto the day of redemption, not until we screw up.
2. To say that an action of mine can cause me to go to hell even though I am saved (covered as you used), is incorrect. If I can do something to lose it, then I must be able to do something to gain it. Obviously, Jesus makes it clear that he did it all. It is not me it is Him!
3. The very scripture you used Romans 5 and 6 directly contradicts your statement above. The blood of Jesus cleanses and saves you once and for all.
I have never seen a scripture that indicated in any way that a believer can lose his salvation. I would of course consider it if I had seen one somewhere along the line.