It is impossible to lose one's salvation!
"You who are
trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have
fallen away from grace."
If a person is alienated from Christ he/she was never saved to begin with.
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.
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..."
The key words are in
Would a person who has a
secure position qualify as being in Christ Jesus?
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?
An example of NT saving
faith is found in Hebrews 3:
"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."
have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the
confidence we had at first."
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!
It is obvious false teachers were not saved to
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)
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
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