The great "holy-love" of God

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“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions —it is by grace you have been saved.” (Ephesians 2:4-5)

Since our salvation is purely by God’s undeserved grace, I believe we cannot lose our salvation.

God doesn’t save us because we deserve it and he doesn’t un-save us because we don’t deserve it. It is simply “the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8).

Although a true believer in Jesus cannot lose their salvation, I do believe that that same person can and will at times struggle with disbelief like the apostle Thomas (and many others), to whom Jesus said in John 20:27, “Do not disbelieve, but believe.” (Greek “apistos alla pistos”).

And I know that sometimes a true believer in Jesus may even temporarily turn away from Jesus in disbelief, with great consequences. I was one of those many years ago, but “his great 'holy-love' ” for me restored me back to faith and faithfulness to Jesus.

So when I see a believer in Jesus struggling with disbelief or even one who has temporarily turned away from him in disbelief, at that point I must pray to be wise and not be too quick with my tongue but say with the apostle Paul “I am perplexed about you” (Galatians 4:20), and pray again that I may seek to help the struggling believer to better understand the gospel and to come back to faith in Jesus.