Job stayed faithful through these trials and continued to worship God. It should never come to a surprise to God's people if we experience persecution in our lives purely for following God's will.
It’s a shame, but many religious people have this view of Christianity. They’ll live for Christ for a little while, then drift off and take a break, then maybe come back eventually. Living like this, it’s tough to be faithful to God.
If it’s true that even once you have been saved it is still possible to lose your salvation, let’s consider what the Bible does say about how to remain saved.
"But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith . . . brotherly kindness" (2 Peter 1:5,7). I never had a brother by blood. The closest I've come would be some of my college roommates - Drew, Casey, Reese, and Jeffrey. Of course, we could get under each other's skin like [...]
Don't be somebody who gives up when the going gets tough.