35 Bible Verses About Losing Salvation (With Commentary)

35 Bible Verses About Losing Salvation (With Commentary)

Hebrews 6:4-6 – Falling Away from Faith

“For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.”

John 15:5-6 – Cut Off from the Vine

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.”

Galatians 5:4 – Fallen from Grace

“You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.”

2 Peter 2:20-21 – Returning to Sin

“If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.”

1 Corinthians 9:27 – Disqualified

“But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.”

Matthew 7:21-23 – Depart from Me

“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. 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?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’”

Hebrews 10:26-27 – No Sacrifice for Sins

“For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.”

2 Timothy 2:11-12 – Denying Him

“The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us.”

Colossians 1:21-23 – Firm and Stable

“Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel.”

Revelation 3:5 – Blotting Out Names

“The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.”

John 10:27-28 – Eternal Life

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.”

1 Timothy 4:1 – Departing from the Faith

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons.”

2 Peter 1:10-11 – Ensuring Our Calling

“Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

John 6:39 – Losing Nothing

“And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.”

John 8:51 – Never See Death

“Very truly I tell you, whoever obeys my word will never see death.”

Galatians 5:19-21 – Works of the Flesh

“The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Hebrews 10:35-39 – Enduring for Salvation

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For, ‘In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.’ And, ‘But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.’ But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.”

1 Corinthians 10:12-13 – Avoiding Temptation

“So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”

2 Timothy 3:13 – Deceiving and Being Deceived

“While evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”

Matthew 24:12-13 – Endurance to the End

“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”

James 5:19-20 – Turning Back a Sinner

“My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.”

John 3:5-7 – Born Again

“Jesus answered, ‘Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.””

Mark 13:13 – Enduring Persecution

“You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”

2 Peter 3:17-18 – Guarding Against Error

“Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”

Philippians 1:6 – Completing the Good Work

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”

1 Timothy 4:16 – Persevering in Doctrine

“Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.”

John 14:21 – Obeying His Commands

“Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”

1 Corinthians 15:58 – Steadfast and Immovable

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

Colossians 2:6-7 – Walking in Him

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

John 3:16 – Eternal Life Through Belief

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Colossians 3:1-4 – Seek Things Above

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”

John 5:24 – Eternal Life through Belief

“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 – By Grace Through Faith

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Matthew 10:22 – Enduring to the End

“You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”

Romans 11:22 – Live in His Kindness

“Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off.”

1 John 5:11-12 – Eternal Life Through the Son

“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

1 Corinthians 15:2 – Holding Firmly to the Gospel

“By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.”

John 12:25-26 – Losing Life for Jesus

“Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me.”

2 Peter 2:2 – Denying the Lord

“Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.”

1 John 2:19 – Not Belonging

“They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.”

James 2:17-18 – Faith and Works

“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, ‘You have faith; I have deeds.’ Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.”

Hebrews 3:12 – Falling Away from the Living God

“See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.”

2 Peter 1:5-9 – Adding to Faith

“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.”

Matthew 24:24 – False Messiahs and Prophets

“For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”

2 Peter 2:21-22 – Better Not to Have Known

“It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: ‘A dog returns to its vomit,’ and, ‘A sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud.’”

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