Re: Once Saved, Always Saved - Not According to This Lady Who Went to Hell
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:31 am
Not performance, as if it was something we can earn, faith is a gift, but in order to receive the gift you have to accept it. It's a matter of spiritual life and death. If you are a Christian and renounce the Christian faith before you die and never return to the faith as a prodigal son, that's spiritual death that will lead to the second death. While the person is alive there is always hope for their life. After death, the deal is sealed. The bible calls us to keep the faith until the end, to work out our salvation with fear and trembling, and to run the race until the finish line.RickD wrote: ↑Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:03 amSo, in other words, your view of (keeping)salvation is based on our performance, not on God’s promise to keep us secure?claysmithr wrote: ↑Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:59 amKeep the faith and not apostatize, it's really quite simple.RickD wrote: ↑Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:36 amclaysmithr wrote:
How about this logic: Only God knows the future and who will apostatize. We are spiritually alive until we are spiritually dead. A Christian possesses eternal life and if they finish their race they will inherit it. A Christian who doesn't finish the race and dies spiritually will not inherit it. Mystery solved.RickD wrote:
So, in this scenario, what exactly does one have to do, or not do, to “finish the race”.What I mean is how in this scenario, does one remain a Christian? What does one have to do, or not do, to insure that one remains a Christian until death?claysmithr wrote:
Die as a Christian to finish the race.