Berean Challenge
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Position: It is impossible to lose one's salvation!

Comments
"You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace."
(Galatians 5:4)
If a person is alienated from Christ he/she was never saved to begin with.
Defense
The word alienated means to be rendered an alien. A person must be in a relationship with Jesus before he/she can be alienated from Jesus.


Comments

The Bible says there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ!
"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus..."
(Romans 8:1)
Defense
The key words are in Christ Jesus.
Would a person who has a secure position qualify as being in Christ Jesus?
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Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position."
(II Peter 3:17)
The secure position is salvation. Why would Peter warn Christians if they could not lose their secure position?


Comments
An example of NT saving faith is found in Hebrews 3:
6)
"But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast."
14)"We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first."
Defense
This sounds good, but what about the little word if? A normal reading, without trying to prove anything, would infer a condition. The condition is to hold firm!


Comments
It is obvious false teachers were not saved to begin with.
"It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: "A dog returns to its vomit," and, "A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud."
(II Peter 2:21,22)
Defense
Someone forgot to read verse 20:
"If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning."
One cannot escape the corruption of the world without being saved.

 

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