David Windham

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Being saved does not mean we are now perfect and will never sin. You still possess your sinful nature and will continue to make mistakes. In every family, children will make mistakes.

God never abandons any of his children, regardless of the mistakes they make. No matter how often or how badly you may sin as a believer, you have a secure, eternal relationship with God. "And I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them out of My hand." (John 10:28).

Your relationship with God is permanent and will last forever. You cannot ever lose your salvation once you have believed in Christ. God has made an unconditional promise of eternal life, and God will never break His promise. The very character of God, God's perfection, is your guarantee.

God will always love you. He never alters His standards or changes a promise He has made. Nothing can every again separate you from God. Nothing can take away your eternal salvation.

While our relationship with God is eternal, our fellowship with God is temporal.

When we sin, we are not in fellowship with God. You cannot have fellowship with God when you are actively rebelling against God. When we sin, we go against God's wishes, but we have not lost our salvation.

We are still saved. Nothing will change that, because ultimately it is not about whey we do, when it comes to salvation, it is about what Christ has done for us. No matter how often or how badly you may feel you have failed as a believer, you have a secure relationship with God.

What must happen for us to get back into fellowship with God?

"If we confess (name) our sins, He (God the Father) is faithful (He always does this) and just (justified based on the righteousness of Jesus Christ) to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9).