So are you basically saying that salvation is by works, it kind of sounds like your saying that to keep your salvation you most lay down your life for God, and if you don't then you will lose your salvation. What if a Christian fails the test, what if......it's sounds like works oriented christianity to me.
No, that is not what I meant to imply; we are saved by grace through faith. Not by works. Any works we do are just evidence of our faith.
I see by your screenname that you once may have been a “Beckite”. He is Mormon, last I knew. They are quite works-oriented, in addition to issues I won’t go into here.
I was referring to the end of the age- rapture territory- that the thread was about. Professing our faith may have adverse fleshly consequences. I don’t consider that a “work”.
Matthew 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Peace, FRiend; thank you for your request for clarification.