Little children, let no one deceive you. Everyone who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. Everyone who commits sin is a child of the devil; for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The Son of God was revealed for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. Those who have been born of God do not sin, because God’s seed abides in them; they cannot sin, because they have been born of God. The children of God and the children of the devil are revealed in this way: all who do not do what is right are not from God, nor are those who do not love their brothers and sisters. (1 John 3:7-10, NRSV)
Wow! I am wondering if my salvation is secure…
Everyone who commits sin is of the devil and those who are born of God do not sin.
So any one who sins is of the devil and has no part of God, only those without sin are going into the kingdom of Heaven.
So who then can be saved?
According to this passage no one is safe, or going to be saved.
Because we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Yes even after we have met Jesus and been given the grace that only God can give, we have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
We all struggle with doing what is right, and not sinning. So where is the hope?
If we love our brothers and sisters we are from God.
So stay the course and follow after God, and live in the grace He gives us, not giving into the flesh but seeking forgiveness when we do fall short, and love all of God’s children.