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Once you receive your salvation, can you lose it?

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. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 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. Ephesians 2:4-9

We treat our relationship with God like our relationship with others. People can make us so angry that we don’t ever speak to them or, even worse, they are off our Christmas card list.

God isn’t like that. Ephesians 2 states all the reasons how we are saved from our sins into a permanent relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • His great love for us
  • His rich mercy
  • His grace saved us
  • His kindness
  • Through our faith in Jesus Christ (not our faith in our works)
So, if we receive his love by grace and not by works, how can our works undo that grace? If it’s not earned, how can it be unearned?

Also, it’s a gift. Even we don’t give gifts with strings attached. "Please accept this gift, but the minute you diss me, I want it back." Ouch. That’s harsh. God doesn’t take back gifts.

2 Corinthians 1 says he “owns” us when we declare our allegiance to him.

Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22

2 Corinthians 5 says God gives us his spirit as a deposit.

Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. 2 Corinthians 5:5

When we leave a deposit on something at the store, we are saying we will come and collect the rest later. God is saying that we are his and when the day of resurrection comes, we will be with him forever.  Guaranteed.

So yes, once you’re saved, you’re always saved.  You can't undo it.