In the free audio teaching I post link to below, I read from scriptures in The Holy Bible. These passages refer to that often dreaded subject, that is even avoided by ministers of The Gospel, being this: "Can Salvation be lost, once received?". The point of teaching on this subject, however, is absolutely not to discourage new Christians into thinking salvation in Jesus Christ, is a flimsy thing that can be lost on a whim. No, it is rather a warning to what some fellow believers call "Christians who become carnal" - - - "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be." (Romans 8:6-7 KJV).

These are not simply Christians who on occasion, commit sin due to having a yet to be regenerated body. There will be however, the resurrection to incorruptible bodies, for believers in Christ. Until then, in our natural lives, there is ongoing forgiveness (1 John 1:7-10). Instead of a Christian who has a stronghold of Satan , from which God can deliver him/her, they instead fall deeper into sin and further away from their Heavenly Father. There are those types of Christians who actually take sin to a level in this natural life, in which they are "tempting God" rather than seeking God's forgiveness provisions. In (Matthew 4:7 KJV) it states - "Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God."

Can Christians tempt God and provoke him to righteous indignation, by breaking their end of the New Testament Covenant they once received. The Holy Scriptures indicate very strongly that it is possible for this to occur. God is never the one who breaks covenant but man can do so, by walking away from his agreement with Jesus Christ (receiving him as Lord and Savior). This is not easily done because God is merciful and keeps His hand on struggling Christians, such as in the story of "The Prodigal Son" (Luke 15:11-32).

God can however, be trifled-with to the point that a man can remain a prodigal son, who has not returned to his father. He can but will not repent and renew his relationship with God "Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent." - (Revelation 2:5 KJV - Jesus speaking to a Church in Asia).

Hear more scriptures with warning about tempting God in your relationship with him, in this free audio teaching - "When Christians Trifle with Eternal Salvation": https://jmlchristianpublishing.sermon.net/main/main/21756240

Also See My Newest, Free End-Times Prophecy Video, Titled "Bible Prophecy Now to Everlasting Eternity": https://youtu.be/Y60qK_SdJWM

Author's Bio: 

I am a graduate of Liberty University (1996) for completion of theological studies but my beliefs are "Bapticostal" (Baptist and Pentecostal beliefs). Bible studies are one of my most-covered book-subjects. I am however, careful to only address those subjects I believe God has given me correct revelation on. I was a Christian Youth Minister, beginning in the 1980s for approximately 20 years (between youth ministries I served in other church capacities as well). I was also a guest speaker to churches, who invited me to present important Bible teachings to their evangelical congregations, during those same years. I am a redeemed man, who has received salvation by acceptance of Jesus Christ and what he did for me in shedding his blood and dying for me on the cross and in his resurrection from the dead, giving me the promise of eternal life, purely by grace (not due to anything I have done, other than to accept it freely).