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Can My Husband Be Saved Again

My husband of two years was a Christian when I married him. He has recently fallen away from God. Hebrews 6:4-6 tells me that my husband can never be saved again. That doesn't sound like God to me.

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Well, if it's in the Bible it's God. One important thing people do not realize about God and that is God will judge sin. And all sinners will go to hell. God's love or not God's love. God is a Holy God, WHO HATES SIN. He just does. You can not make Him out to be anything else. The good news is you can be forgiven of all of your sins. But, until you do get forgiveness you will remain a sinner, and on your way to hell.
---catherine on 8/31/09

"For it is impossible for those"
"If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance"
What can be taught or shown to such a one that they already do not know?

Example: 1 Timothy 1:19-20, and if a man is too far removed, only an act of God will bring them back, 2 Timothy 2:25-26.
Nevertheless, they can be restored. Salvation is thought of as a stamp on the forehead, a pronunciation, but I am persuaded that it is induction unto a new life, even a fruitful life as those have who "abide" on the vine.
---Nana on 8/31/09

Mima, I am with you on your answer. If her husband truely committed his life to Christ with a contrite heart, he is still save and will always be saved. When God gives life to a dead person (the lost) he will always have life. He is still in the flesh and will fail many times, but his heart is for Christ. What man could not do was to keep the law for by breaking one he would break all the laws. But Christ is a substitute in our behave that when we commit our lives to Christ He becomes our representive for He kept the whole law for those who have come to Him. We receive the righteousness of Christ and are counted saved before God.
---MarkV. on 8/26/09

When someone doesn't go to church as much it doesn't mean they have fallen away from God. You don't even have to be in church to be saved. That is between you and God. Fellowship with other Christians is important. We do this so we do not grow cold. If he has not started sinning or denying God then he just needs to get closer. If he just doesn't seem to care then he probably was not saved in the first place. Being in the Lord is very strong and not denied for long. So give him time. He has to work this out himself.
---Rhonda on 8/26/09

No your husband cannot be saved AGAIN!!!
If this statement was true,"My husband of two years was a Christian when I married him." Then it is still true today!!!! If we recognize that it is God who saves us then we can easily understand that God does not make mistakes. And if he doesn't make mistakes than once saved always saved is correct!!!!
---mima on 8/23/09

Good insight, Stacey. Jusus said to forgive, not just 7 times, but 70 x 7. That equals 490 times! Pretty difficult for us....but not for Him. He doesn't give up on us that easily.

All we need to do is ASK for forgivness BECAUSE (and this is important) we want to be closer to God and we find our sin getting in the way. Sin always gets in the way.

He will forgive the sin and help you overcome it in the future.
---Donna66 on 8/22/09

#1 Sin in our Life brings us away from the Lord. We need to come to the Lord and ask for forgiveness from these sins. Sin is what keeps us away from God. It is the Lord Jesus Christ in his saving Grace we are able to speak once again to our creater. Praise God. Let us ask our Lord Jesus Christ to give us healing and also to those who are in sin. May the Holy Spirit convict us in our lives so we can listen to what the spirit is saying. Call on the Name of the Lord to heal you from all your afflictions.
---john_camping on 8/23/09

#3 Read the rest of Jude 1:5 -16

But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual,having not the Spirit. But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling [them] out of the fire, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
---john_camping on 8/23/09

What the passage in Hebrews means is that it is very difficult for those who had attained a very high/close relationship with God to fall away and come back. John 6: 37 should give you hope concerning your husband. Remember the story of these characters, King David, Apostle Peter, Samson, King Saul, Judas Iscariot, Prophet Eli. Your husband will have to choose & your prayers will help him.
---Adetunji on 8/22/09

I've been reading the bible lately trying to come bk to God myself. From what I've read just recently is that if your brother sins against you 7 times in one day you are to forgive him seven times in a day. I just don't see God expecting more out of us then he is capable of delivering. The reason I searched this ? is because I just got to the same part and thought I was going to have a heart attack when I read that. I just don't believe that we are eternally damned if we backslide. God knows we are human and he forgives.
---Stacey on 8/22/09

Sister, Every sinner that repents & comes back to the Lord, is saved. Look at the Prodigal Son. God Bless You !.
---Ann_Marie on 6/16/09

I went to my Bible Commentary and am happy to report that a proper interpretation of the epistle requires also proper identifiction of the addressees. I don't have room to expound but one of the groups adressed is of Jewish UNBELIEVERS who were convinced of the truths of the gospel but who had not placed their faith in Jesus as their Saviour and Lord. They were INTELLECTUALLY persuaded but SPIRITUALLY uncommitted. These are adressed in Heb.6:4-6.To be cont.
---Pierr7958 on 4/17/08

Friend.. you need to do a lot of bible reading and study. Get yourself a good concordance, good study bible and a quite place to study. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you as you study. Look up the word backslider, first of all for this is what your spouse is. God said in His Word He is married to the backslider. Your spouse only need to sincerely repent from his heart and ask God's forgiveness. God declares he will forgive Him. God does not lie. It is not to late..praying for you and your mate.Love
---Robyn on 5/18/07

I read the scripture and to see it carefully, it is saying that those who really knew God, were filled with the Holy Spirit, who really walked with God are the ones He speaks of here. Maybe your husband didn't really have that. If not, I know he can be brought back, that is what the parable of the prodigal son is about. This scripture in Heb is talking about someone who really experienced a relationship with God. I don't think people really walk away from that.
---Julie on 5/18/07

Rebecca, you seem to repeat that you lose your salvation, I feel sorry that you will have to live your life, worried you might fail and lose it. How terrible to be in bondage to something that is not truth. Only the devil can deceive others but not God. When God saves, He saves. When people go back to the world, they were never one on His to begin with. Their repentance was not sincere.
---lupe2618 on 8/9/05

Well praise God Eloy, I actually agree with you.
---Rebecca_D on 7/24/05

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This speaks of the immature who constantly sin. When one backslides, they can receive a condition 7 times worse than when they were saved. "No power for them once enlightened...and fell away, to further renew in correction: for themselves over-crucify the Son of God, and deride publicly." Hebrews 6:4,6. So the crucifixion becomes of no effect to them, else they would change and walk in righteousness, and if they don't return to God seriously, then they will remain damned.
---Eloy on 7/24/05

A person can not get saved anytime they want to. God has to be dealing with their spirit. The word don't told us that we can get saved over, and over, and over agian. There are some people God has given many chances to come to him, and they come and they quit, they come and they quit, God is getting tired of people using him. a person can't say a little prayer and say they are saved.
---Rebecca_D on 7/23/05

I guess as far as those that have answered Candy, your husband can get saved over and over. I didn't know that the only way to be saved was to not have sin when we die. I sure hope that some makes it. Eloy, my brother, says he has no sin so I know of one that will.
---Lupe2618 on 6/24/05

Brother, that had nothing to do with what I said. Read it again, if God isn't dealing with him, he isn't going to heaven. that is God's word not mine.
---Rebecca_D on 5/23/05

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Rebecca, Just think of this, only those views which ascribe to God all the power in the salvation of sinners are consistently evangelical, for the word "Evangelical" means that it is God alone who saves. If faith and obedience must be added, depending upon the independent choice of man, we no longer have evangelicalism. Evangelicalism with a universal atonement leads to universal salvation. I see you have asked that question again lately.
---Lupe2618 on 5/22/05

There is nowhere in the bible that says "once saved, always saved". A person can fall away from God and go to hell. If he doesn't make his heart right with God then he will go to hell. Sorry but that is the word. In order for him to come back to God, God's spirit has to be dealing with him, and then he has to humble himself and ask for forgiveness, if God isn't dealing with him, he wont' make it into heaven.
---Rebecca_D on 5/21/05

No! Your husband can't be "saved again." If he were saved and lost it, then he has no other recourse, according to scripture, than to crucify Christ all over again. According to Romans 8:38-39, NOTHING can separate us from the love of God. We can lose our close fellowship, but, that can be retsored through confession and repentance. Jesus Christ died ONCE for all.
---tommy3007 on 5/21/05

I am of the belief that once saved always saved. I think at one point we have all strayed from our Lord. I mean we are not perfect but made of only flesh. I think if/when one does come back to Christ, then you could re-dedicate your life to Him.
---Becky_S on 5/20/05

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Yes,he can be saved(again).I was truly a Christian and I got truly mad & hurt & went away from Jesus for 4 yrs.During that time I heard Him whisper "Come,let us reason together".He said this many times,and changed my circumstances until I couldn't stand being apart from Him.I thank Him for 2nd chances.I pray God speaks to your husband and sends a Christian to speak to him also.Bless you,
---lovable_linda on 5/20/05

Ex 4:25,24 Moses was motivated to have his son circumcised, against his wife's wishes, because God "sought to kill him." Obvioiusly God got his attention in a very specific way that involved severe consequences if he did not comply with God's instructions.
---Bruce5656 on 5/18/05

Call it a threat or warning or what ever you want, but stating what might happen as a consequence of our actions, in this case being blotted out of the book, or to the Galations, falling from grace, Gal 5, is not an "unGodly" thing. Rather it can be seen as a compassionate thing that the warnings are there.
---Bruce5656 on 5/18/05

Call it a threat or call it a warning. That is just a matter of semantics. The fact is that there are consequences to our disobedience and one of those consequences is that we might, as Paul put it, "fall from grace" and end up in a position where "Christ shall profit you nothing" and He MAY "become of no effect unto you".

These are not idle threats, (or if you will warnings). They are serious with eternal consequences.
---Bruce5656 on 5/18/05

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God doesn't make threats. Threats move people to do things out of fear and God is not the author of fear but of eternal salvation. I believe it is highly possible that that Scripture means something that is more edifying to the body of Christ unto the Revelation of Him in His body than we think, especially since the Revelation of Jesus Christ is not a bad thing.
---linda9974 on 5/17/05

What did Christ die for? ALL sin, not just some sin, every stitch of sin there ever was (or will be). It was there, nailed on the cross, and washed into the earth with Christ's blood. He destroyed sin, now we must accept the fact that sin is destroyed, if we cannot accept His forgiveness, only then will we parish forever.
---Tim on 5/16/05

RE the possibility of being removed from the Book of Life;
Revelation 22:19, "And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book." Also Rev 3:5

As with other warnings in scripture, why the warning if it is not possible? Does God make idle threats?
---Bruce5656 on 5/16/05

1Cor 3:15,16,17 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy... I think this speaks of premature death of the physical body not spiritual death. 1Peter 1:3-5 We are kept by the power of God.
---Ulrika on 5/16/05

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Ex 32:32-33, Ps 39:28. In Rev 3:5 it does say whosoever overcomes, so that is telling me that there are some who isn't going to be overcomers. Our name can be blotted out, and only we can take it out. If a sin goes on unforgiven, your name is blotted out, if you do wrong and continue to do wrong, your name is blotted out. We have to work daily to keep our name written down, have our hearts pure of sin.
---Rebecca_D on 5/16/05

1Jn 1:5-10 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleans us from all unrighteousnes. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. The blood of Christ on the cross payed the price for our sin, all we have to do is receive it. It is a gift. We do not earn or deserve salvation and we do not lose it. Please look up and read the verses about eternal life I posted a few days back.
---Ulrika on 5/16/05

Romans 3:22-24 Even the rightousness of which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redembtion that is in Christ Jesus. Eph 1:13 In whom you also trusted, after the you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with the holy Spirit of promise. 2Cor 1:22
---Ulrika on 5/16/05

Romans 1:18-32 Paul talks about people who know God, but do not believe in Him. They worshipped idols, so God gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the creator, who is blessed for ever.
---Ulrika on 5/16/05

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Jesus said to never call anyone hopeless: Matt 5:22 "Whoever says to his brother, moron!, shall be liable to the sanhedrin; but whoever says, Fool! shall be liable to be thrown into the fire of Hell."

"Fool" is better translated "hopeless". Proverbs tells what a fool is. Obviously it's important to God that we not call someone hopeless. :)

Does he want to be saved again? Then he can be saved. Someone isn't truly "hopeless" until they die.
---Ryan on 5/16/05

Our names can be blotted out of the book of life. ---Rebecca_D on 5/16/05. Where does scripture tell us this please?
---Sara_James on 5/16/05

In Order for your husband to get back to God, first God has to be dealing with him, then your husband has to realize that he has fallen away. If God doesn't deal with his heart and your husband doesn't repent, then he is none of God's. There is no such thing once saved always saved. You can't get saved today and live like hell and go to heaven. Our names can be blotted out of the book of life.
---Rebecca_D on 5/16/05

The difficulty here is that God is God.

The life of king David is one example of someone who has sinned and seeks repentence
with God - Psalm51.

But to totally renounce God is a different matter I suppose. And who really knows a man's heart but God himself.
---Barbara67 on 5/16/05

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It sounds like your husband is sinning. If indeed your husband was saved, then it is a matter of his confession and repentence to bring him back to the Lord. God is "faithful and just to forgive us our sins" (1 John 1:9). If your husband was never saved in the first place, then he needs to ask Jesus into His heart. We are all sinners and can always come to the Lord and be restored by asking forgiveness and turning from our wicked ways. That's why Jesus died for us. Pray!!
---Elsie on 5/16/05

For me it was sort of like a spouse who remarries their divorced spouse again.
---Eloy on 5/16/05

The passage is speaking of an immature christian, it is impossible to get them saved because they make light of the crucifixion and constantly sin. The Lord can restore the backslider, however hardened they've become, when the backslider truly repents. As far as being saved again, i myself have been born-again twice, so it is possible.
---Eloy on 5/16/05

He has to first repent amd ask God for forgiveness. Then he need to forgive himself. The also remember a saint is just a sinner who fell down and got up. We all are human and we fall. That doesnt mean we need to stay in our fallen state. We have to get up and move on in Jesus name
---carmille on 5/15/05

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He has to first repent amd ask God for forgiveness. Then he need to forgive himself. The also remember a saint is just a sinner who fell down. and got up. We all are human and we fall. That doesnt mean we need to stay in our fallen state. We have to get up and move on in Jesus name
---carmille on 5/15/05

Pierr7958 what you answered on 5-25-05 is what I learned about the verses on a hermeneutics class, by Henry A. Virkler. My answer is the same as yours, praise God for the questions and thoughts we have that give us an incentive to continue to look and learn. Thank you for the answer to my question, it all has a reason.
---Lupe2618 on 5/15/05

A person cannot be saved again and again. Once saved always saved. I believe maybe your husband was not saved the first time. We all know that we don't earn our salvation. It is a free Gift of God by grace. our good deeds does not give us a key to God's Kingdom. All, and it means all come short of the glory of God. Many give the pledge but never really repent with their hearts. That is why so many go back to the world.
---lupe2618 on 5/15/05

The verses you refered to are speaking of Jewish believers who after having accepted Christ have turned their backs on Him and adopted the attitude of those who crucified Him. ie "He deserved it."

This is an over simplification but if you care to write me I would be glad to go into more detail and tell you were you can find more information on the subject.
---Bruce5656 on 5/15/05

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,those verses refer to those who are unwilling to repent and be restored. those who come to God will not be turned away.
---curt on 5/15/05

We have eternal life when we believe on the Lord Jesus as our saviour. Jn 3:15,16,36 5:24 6:40,47 10:28,28 17:2,3 20:31 Romans 5:21 6:23 Titus 3:4-7 1Jn 2:25 5:11-13,16
We are sealed by the Holy Spirit 2Cor 1:22 Eph 1:13 4:30
---Ulrika on 5/15/05

Candy: cont.
It is still time for your husband to start a new life,one that will be such that it will show his love in words and actions spelling THANK YOU JESUS FOR YOUR GIFT OF SALVATION! I encourage him to repent,the Lord will forgive (Acts 3:1em9) to receive J in his heart = no longer condemned but saved by grace through faith. Now is the time,praise be to God.
---Pierr7958 on 5/15/05

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