Calvinism and Eternal Security

[Bible Comment from a Calvinist] This individual writing on Calvinism does not understand the doctrine at all. Frankly, to suggest things such as David not being “saved” when he committed murder and adultery is to malign scripture. I was born and raised charismatic. I hated Calvinism, but I’m now reformed. This guy talks a lot on losing salvation. To suggest that is to ignore what came from the mouth of Christ in John 10:27. He said that none that are His can ever be snatched-none can perish. Ephesians 1 tells us that the Holy Spirit seals us and is the guarantee of our inheritance. Seriously, the guy writing about this stuff doesn’t deal with vital verses and bases everything on his own arrogance and preconceived notions. You can’t lose what you didn’t deserve in the first place-i.e. salvation. Truly sad.

[Bible Answer] Greetings in Jesus’ name. Just like other Calvinists, you too are indirectly saying that there are murderers and adulterers who are saved (by denying King David lost his salvation), which is violently contrasted with Scripture (1 Cor. 6:9,10; Eph. 5:5-7; Rev. 21:8; etc.). You fail the acid test question There is nothing anywhere in the entire Bible, including John 10:27-29, which supports Christian adulterers, Christian murderers, etc. That wonderful passage and promise in John 10:27-29 is only for the FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS of Jesus, not backsliders! It says in verse 27, that the recipients of the promises “follow” Jesus, that is, they OBEY Jesus [which David didn’t do at that point in his life]. The seal of the Holy Spirit does NOT teach eternal security either.

These Bible truths are not arrogance or ignorance of Calvinism. They are salvation related truths. A Christian must endure to the end for SALVATION, that is, to enter God’s kingdom (Mt. 10:22; Heb. 3:14; Rev. 2:10,11). Over 100 typical arguments used for eternal security have been answered in our 801 page book (The Believer’s Conditional Security).

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