This book (paper) addresses a simple question that both scholars and Average Joes find themselves asking at some point. Some scholars say, “Yes” and some scholars say “No.” The answer has divided believers, created denominations, and confused Christians for centuries. Burrier found an answer so simple he struggled to believe it to be true. Can I Lose My Salvation? shares that answer and tests it against all the standard answers and arguments concluding, “No, you cannot lose it.”
This paper is a reprint of Burrier’s Master’s of Biblical Study thesis but its origins were found in his personal journey of discipleship as he wrestled between the seemingly obvious truth that Jesus’ work had to be complete and his less than perfect behavior after salvation. How could he be saved and still live like he wasn’t? Scholars often forget the simplicity of this question and the importance of the answer for the average believer.