Speaking with an evangelical friend of mine and this was his response…
I do believe faith and works go hand and hand. If you have faith the workswill come with it. I do believe only faith gets you to heaven. Workshas nothing to do with that. What Paul is saying in Romans 2:6. Youasked how he can say this and works has nothing to do with getting toheaven. Works on earth are just rewards in heaven that we willrecieve if we have faith in Jesus to get there. The more good workswe do the more rewards we get in heaven. What I dont understand is how you can agree with me on we dont earn our salvation, but then say that works has something to do with getting to heaven. Works is something we earn or do. I agree you can blow your salvation. Everyone has a chance to be saved. Not everyone excepts him.
If you can lose salvation, were do you draw the line of when you lose it. If you lose it everytime you turn your back on God then I am in trouble. I turn my back on God many times a day. Everytime I sin that is turning my back on God. Salvation would be a **** shot because we would have not to be sinning when we die. I also believe losing your salvation is wrong for this reason. We gain our salvation the Jesus Christ and that alone. If we have towork to keep it that is placing our salvation in the hands of
ourselves to keep it. God also say he will never let us go. John 10:28-29: “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shallnever perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. MyFather, which gave them me is greater than all; and no man is able topluck them out of my Father’s hand.” This verse explians it very clearly to me. If no man can pluck us outof Gods hands that would include ourselves.