If a person professes faith in Messiah (Christ) and yet falls away or makes no progress in holiness, it does not mean that he or she has lost his salvation. It reveals that he or she was never truly born again of water and the Holy Spirit. Many people are just full of emotion and religion, but they are not saved. Many false converts show signs of fruit for a while, but then they fall away because they were never truly born again to begin with. They went out from us because they were never truly of us.
I have to warn you especially for some things. Be careful with people who want to explain Bible to you- without being capable of showing their explanations from Bible. Be careful with all explanations that add or take away from Bible. Be prepared examine every teaching or preaching with your Bible- including mine. If you cannot find them in the Bible, then they are not from Yahweh our God.
If your church (or denomination) does not preach the Gospel with biblical Yeshua (Jesus) and repentance, holiness and hell --> most likely it does not have the Holy Spirit --> and it lacks water baptism and it worships Mary, Pope, your pastor or any other human beings, but it still has tithing as the only one biblical thing and it also has pics, icons and statues of Jesus in the walls- run for your life !!!!
I am a whole Bible follower of Yeshua (Jesus). I believe that all of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, is for all people for all time. Regardless of people's nationality, ethnicity and race, age, sex or background, the whole Bible is for them. Yahweh our God has created all people and has made all rules for them, how to live here on earth.
A watered down gospel is no gospel at all. If the biblical gospel message is altered or refuted, it is just another gospel- and no gospel at all. Perhaps one of the all time greatest delusions in the Christian world, is the innumerable number of people who are under the impression that, in order to be forgiven their sins and inherit eternal life, all they have to do is believe Yeshua (Jesus) died for their sins on the cross.
All our transgressions against our fellowmen are sin, but these sins do not lead to death. These sins we can forgive one another. All our transgressions and sins against Yahweh our God lead to death. These sins cannot be proclaimed forgiven by the popes, bishops, priests, preachers or any other man or woman of God. Because of these sins, Yeshua (Jesus) died for us.