One of my good friends believes that you are saved by your wrks. (e.i if you go to church and get saved and your doing well but than you may backslide and idk start drinking your no longer saved)
I believe that you are saved by grace. Meaning you except the Christ as your Lord and Savior so if you were to ever backslide you can always go and pray and get HIS forgiveness.
Which do you believe
Note: this is not a post to bash or anything just interested in knowing what you believe so pls no bashing, lets respect others opinions
Answer by Simplicity3 at 2:04 PM on May. 15, 2011
Answer by Raccoon at 2:08 PM on May. 15, 2011
Answer by fricky29 at 2:10 PM on May. 15, 2011
Answer by Mamapunkin21809 at 2:12 PM on May. 15, 2011
Answer by sahmamax2 at 2:19 PM on May. 15, 2011
Answer by SassySue123 at 2:31 PM on May. 15, 2011
Answer by sahmamax2 at 2:34 PM on May. 15, 2011
To begin with, there's a huge difference in believing in Jesus and just saying that you believe. If you don't mean it, you're not saved. If you are saved, I believe that you're made into a "new creation" so the idea of a true Christian truly backslidding doesn't really make sense to me. IMO, no one can be perfect except for Jesus so all Christians are going to mess up and sin and need to seek forgiveness for each sin, but when someone who claims to be a Christian rejects the teachings of Jesus, I would say that they need to re-evaluate their relationship with him and their actions because if you truly love Jesus, then you should strive to be like Him.
Answer by the_kimmers at 2:38 PM on May. 15, 2011