In the body of Christ there is a misunderstanding about salvation that must be cleared up. Our sinful acts cannot cause us to lose our salvation. However, even after we have been born again we are still free moral agents; we can choose not to give attention to God’s Word or to the Holy Spirit. Neglecting the things of God and instead paying attention to the things of the world hardens our hearts toward God. Having a hardened heart is relating more easily to the natural than to the supernatural realm. Having received revelation of God’s love and forgiveness through the finished works of Jesus Christ but choosing to reject them outright puts us in serious spiritual danger. Understanding how God’s great mercy and grace operate to keep our hearts soft and prevent us from reaching this point gives us peace.