Let's go with that then Lisa.For the record I believe that a person cannot lose their salvation.
I went back and read PP's Ezekiel Scripture. If I interpret it does that open a can of worms?
I am just going to take a guess and say that that could be a ceremonial type of righteousness or religion and not the righteousness found in Phil 3:7-9. Also the punishment is a physical punishment not a spiritual loss of salvation.
What is the promise to those who do righteousness? They will live. Is that speaking of those who do these ceremonial type righteous religious things will live and not die? History shows us that that ain't the case because they all died. So the life spoken of here is no "physical" life and that is obvious.
When it comes to the "die" part... folks want to make that a physical thing because truth be told... that Ezekiel passage is one of the most clear passages in the Bible on the whole issue of NOSAS. Problem is... that death can't be physical either because look around at the living unholy folk walking the earth. THe fact that they will die one day is no different than the fact that the righteous will one day die as well. It is an appointment that all men will make. That death is talking about spiritual death as well.
Now as to the type of righteousness... you think it is speaking of ceremonial or religious stuff... but here's the problem with that. Ezekiel, speaking for God, tells us that this righteousness being spoken of is a righteousness that gives life. Ceremonial, religious deeds do not. So I'd have to try and challenge you to take a closer look at what is being said in that passage. It really is a great one.