For it is impossible to bring back to repentance those who were once enlightened — those who have experienced the good things of heaven and shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the power of the age to come — and who then turn away from God. Hebrews 6:4-6 new living testament
There is a big misconception amongst many Christians regarding salvation.
They believe once saved, always saved.
This verse seems to contradict that believe very strongly.
Now some may reply that they were not real Christians to begin with.
That may be true but it is also true that for many it starts with a little turning away like not praying, then it escalates into not reading your Bible, not associating with brothers and sisters, not praying and eventually cumulating in complete withdrawal from Christ.
So, yes they can, will and do lose their salvation.
I have seen it in numerous Christians who once were very strong in the walk but are now no more Christian than Satan.
That is why we are to stay alert and prayerful every day.
It also helps to have at least one fellow believer that holds you accountable. There is, after all, strength in numbers. And just as we need mentor so too do we need to mentor others.
Prayer: Please Holy Spirit knock me over the head if necessary to prevent me from taking one step out of Your divine guidance in my life. I cannot imagine nor do I desire to living one moment without Jehovah, Jesus and You in my life. I respectfully request this request in the name of He who paid such a high price for my acceptance into this hollowed family Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.