Before I state my question, I want EVERYONE to know that I am not out to start a debate here. I am merely trying to understand, to gather information. I was raised Baptist and my boyfriend was raised Church of God. We were discussing the differences in theology one day and came across something that made me think. For him, there is no such thing as once saved, always saved, that you can lose your salvation. We also noted that the term 'once saved, always saved' means different things in our minds but we didn't completely agree on the matter. For me, once you are saved, you are God's child. Yes, you will make mistakes, yes, you will fall, but you are God's child. Just as when you make mistakes towards your earth father, that doesn't make him stop being your father. Now, if you are living in continual sin, using 'salvation' as your free ticket, I would have to question if your conversion were real. But I don't believe that you can lose your salvation. However, this is what I've been taught. I haven't studied this matter. I haven't looked at it for myself. Now, I am in the process of investigating. I would love to have opinions. I DO NOT want debates, merely opinions, which preferably have scripture to back it up. I have found interesting verses for both sides and would love to hear what you guys think. I want to know what I believe for what I believe and not just for what I've been taught. Would anyone like to go on an adventure with me?