You wrote: He died first and foremost for God, in that His work was Godward. [great statement that many do not know]
It's not about if we sin, or how many sins we commit, its simply how God sees us that's important. After conversion He sees us 'In Christ' and if Christ was accepted by Him then we are too. [I agree We are not save by quitting sin. It is how He sees us 'in Him']
The only way that we could lose our salvation is if God looks at Christ's work, and see it as unacceptable. I can't see that happening.
I think this statement is true with a wrong conclusion. The work of Christ is acceptable. That is why we must be clothed in His righteousness.
The way we would lose our salvation [to lose salvation or find it is not correct] is by an act of rejecting the work Christ has done. [in marriage it would be called divorce]
I think we should warn Christians not to cast off their first faith.[1 Timothy 5:12]
These guys are must think that the general public is plain stupid to not realize this point. The Jewish leaders wouldn't have bribed the Roman guards to lie - they would have simply hunted down the disciples and the body themselves and put an end to the "rumours".
Ro 10:17 So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
The question now becomes - how shall they hear the word of God if they don't go to church? A few possibilities - a) stumble upon an actual Biblical message on Christian television(unlikely at best), b) perhaps hear a street preacher, c) get invited to attend a service and the leading of the Holy Spirit compells them to go.
I'm sure there are countless other ways, but the point is Jesus didn't stand outside the wedding in Cana and shout the book of Leviticus at those feasting. He went in among them, and even turned the water into wine (yes - the taboo alcoholic kind) that they could enjoy. He was accused of being a drunkard and glutton because he cared enough to associate with the people who needed Him most.
Considering most of us today can't work miracles like Jesus and the apostles did, handing out a small glass inviting those people who need to hear the Gospel message does not seem to be far off from what Jesus himself might have done.
You're right - only the Word and the the Spirit Himself saves a person. But perhaps we shouldn't put God into our little box regarding how He gets them into a position to hear that Word.
Excuse me for getting off the anti-Catholic rhetoric that seems linked to every single news item around here but...
It's not a coincidence that southern CA is on fire. When will these politicians learn that they are the cause of "natural disasters" with their anti-God agendas. Hurricane Purity was another case-in-point.