If a Baptist Converts to Islam have they lost their Salvation?

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If a Baptist Converts to Islam have they lost their Salvation?

  1. Yes.

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  2. No.

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  3. I dont know.

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  1. Ben W

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    If a member of a Baptist Church lets say a member of the SBC is Born Again and Baptised, yet several years later converts to Islam, will they lose their Salvation?
     
  2. LRL71

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    Good question. It's double-edged, too!

    Here's my 'opinion' about the matter: A believer will remain a believer and will not fall away from Jesus and cannot lose his/her salvation. Perseverance remains in the believer and God will not allow a believer to fall away into unbelief. This would apply to a Baptist as well as to any other believer of Christ. Whether or not one is a member of a SBC church is somewhat irrelevant, although it can be a factor since the SBC is generally sound in doctrine. To fall away from a SBC church into Islam would be an interesting sight!

    If one goes and follows Islam having 'converted' to Christianity, having been a Baptist, would say volumes as to whether or not the person was actually saved.

    I answered "I don't know".
     
  3. Priscilla Ann

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    I don't know. Personally, I don't know of anyone (Christian or otherwise)who has converted to Islam.
     
  4. Joseph_Botwinick

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    Couldn't vote as my response wasn't listed. Anyone who is truly saved would never convert to Islam.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  5. Pete

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    No. If they were genuinely born again they wouldn't convert to islam.

    If they were merely "religious" (for lack of a better word at this time of the day) it would be no big deal going from Baptist to Islam to New Age to Hindu to Ronald McDonald worship etc etc... ;)
     
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    Either they're backslidden or never were truly saved in the first place. But they can't lose salvation, only rewards.
     
  7. Ben W

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    If any one was genuinley born again, would they sin?
     
  8. I Am Blessed 24

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    I voted "no" because you can't lose something you never had...

    If someone was truly born again; why would they WANT to turn Islam?

    I mean, once you're saved; what is there to go back to??? :confused:
     
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    Ben,

    Everyone sins. Christians have the Holy Spirit to convict us our sin and bring us to repentance and we don't make a lifestyle of it (i.e.: Rejecting Christ, homosexuality, etc...).

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    Loosing salvation is a judgement on God, not a judgement on the 'beleiver'. One has judged God not able to keep what He has,a nd once they are His He isn't looing any of them. Or so Jesus said.
     
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    The question is a contradiction. It is not possible to be born again and convert to islam.
     
  12. Bro Tony

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    I did not vote, because I don't believe everyone who claims the name Baptist is necessarily saved. I have seen many professing Baptist come to a saving knowledge of Jesus.

    Bro Tony
     
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    Can't lose what you don't have.
     
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    Amen Debbie, and others

    They are simply demonstrating the true state of their heart, they never possessed saving faith.
     
  15. ChurchBoy

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    Some of these agruments sound a little too much like the "No true Scotmans" argument. What does everybody else think? On another forum I've met a former pastor who is now an atheist. He pastered a church for 25 years and founded two Christian schools. He led many people to a Jesus Christ. He believed in the Scriptures and in Jesus Christ. And now he doesn't? I believe he is deceiving himself right now for what ever reason. He is basically in rebellion against God at he moment.
     
  16. Debby in Philly

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    That would sound like another situation altogether. He is in danger, in my opinion, of having the Lord get tired of it and striking him down in some way, before he does more harm to the cause of Christ.
     
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    Debby,

    I totally agree. His life can end at any moment. If it does and he is still an "atheist" he has to answer before the Lord for that.
    :(
     
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    I wonder if his long list of accomplishments that were done in the flesh will mean a hill of beans to God on judgement day or if he will hear the words "depart from me you worker of iniquity. I never knew you." God is not impressed with our works. Our works do not save us. God does.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    I wonder if his long list of accomplishments that were done in the flesh will mean a hill of beans to God on judgement day or if he will hear the words "depart from me you worker of iniquity. I never knew you." God is not impressed with our works. Our works do not save us. God does.

    Joseph Botwinick
    </font>[/QUOTE]Of course John our works do not save us. That is not what I am saying. I am saying that it possible that this man is in deep rebellion, that deep down he wants to return to God but because of pride and arrogance he is rejecting God.
     
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    I wonder if his long list of accomplishments that were done in the flesh will mean a hill of beans to God on judgement day or if he will hear the words "depart from me you worker of iniquity. I never knew you." God is not impressed with our works. Our works do not save us. God does.

    Joseph Botwinick
    </font>[/QUOTE]I am saying that it possible that this man is in deep rebellion,
    </font>[/QUOTE]On this we can agree. He is not, however, saved if he is converted to Islam.

    Joseph Botwinick
     

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