Among many denominations, there is a doctrine that one can be lost and heading to hell, hear the Gospel, make a profession of faith in Christ, be saved, remove oneself from the hand of God and be lost and heading to hell again.

They take passages that, when read alone or out of context, would seem to prove one can lose one’s Salvation.   We ourselves, who believe in the eternal security of the believer, tend to do the opposite, citing key verses to prove we cannot lose our Salvation.

So, who is right? Why, the answer is God, of course. His Word says we are sealed until the day of Redemption of the purchased possession. He cannot lie. So that seal must stay secure until the day of Redemption.

So what is the purchased possession?  It is the Church…

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Ephesians 1:13-14 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.

Given the passage in Ephesians 1, and what we read in Acts 20, we can come to no other conclusion than that we are sealed until the day that Christ redeems the Church… of which we are a member.

Once we are a member of the Church, can we forfeit our membership?  Of course not! We are sealed until the day that Christ redeems the Church. In order for us to forfeit or lose our membership in the Church, we would have to cut ourselves from the Body of Christ which is the Church.  Christ would be an amputee survivor and not complete.

Do they serve an incomplete God? I don’t.