[Praise Report and Comment] I want to thank you for your book [The Believer’s Conditional Security: Eternal Security Refuted]. It has helped me tremendously in defending the faith. I am a born again Christian who believes in the Trinity and or that Jesus is God. I strive to live holy and fruitful for my Lord. I believe those who abide in unrepentant sin are not saved. I debate with others about Eternal Security online for several years. I strive to love people by the power of Jesus Christ. My goal is to love all other people and point them to Jesus Christ and His Holy teachings. Anyways, I have defended against OSAS (Once Saved Always Saved), Eternal Security, Antinomianism for several years with Scripture with usually no trouble. However, today was the first day I ran into a bit of a snag (for a short part of the day). It was 1 Corinthians chapter 3. At first glance, I could see from the Eternal Security proponent’s position in how they could justify their position of the carnal Christian (although I did not agree with it)…. Anyways, may God bless you this fine day. And may His love shine upon you in a beautiful way today, too. Sincerely,
[Bible Answer] Greetings in Jesus’ name. We are glad our book (The Believer’s Conditional Security: Eternal Security Refuted) has tremendously helped you defend the faith. Thank you God! Many others have told us similar things and that is because, when the truth of God’s word shines on darkness, the errors are exposed and resolved. Eternal security is blatantly false and mainly believed because people are not reading their Bibles, but just primarily listening to the popular and misleading leaders of our apostasy (Joseph Prince, John MacArthur, Charles Stanley, Ray Comfort, Chuck Swindoll, etc.).
Please be assured there is nothing the eternal security camp can ever present for support that is solidly based on Scripture. Nothing! Their 1 Cor. 3 carnal Christian argument is no exception, though respected OSAS teachers of the past and present (Dave Hunt, Charles Stanley, Joseph Prince, etc.) have specifically tried to force out that dangerous interpretation. They wrongly think a person once saved, who is currently guilty of drunkenness, theft, sexual immorality, murder, etc., remains saved! That is the OSAS “carnal Christian” of our dark hour. Sad, but true yet many church people have been deceived by their distortions.
Since you have The Believer’s Conditional Security: Eternal Security Refuted, you have more than enough to adequately refute that argument too. Follow along please. On pages 441 to 444 their common 1 Cor. 3:12-15 argument is expressed in their own words, examined and demolished with Scripture. The key is WHY are potential rewards lost. As our book cites, the Bible shows it is because of a wrong motive, as being honored by men here and now (Mt. 6). The dangerous teachers, however, want us to believe it is because of sexual sin, drunkenness, etc., when the Bible teaches such people are not Christian at all (1 Cor. 6:9,10; Eph. 5:5-7; etc.)!
Sometimes the OSAS people will try to tie the 1 Cor. 5:1-5 sexually immoral man in with their carnal Corinthian teaching. Again, the Bible demolishes their distortions. On pages 362 to 364 their feeble argument is dissolved. That man was wicked (v. 13) and not saved at all. NOTE: “may be saved” (1 Cor. 5:5, kjv) doesn’t mean “is saved now.” See also pages 706 to 708 for additional insights, and especially the entire chapter devoted to their false Carnal Christian myth on pages 153-165. That chapter is loaded and shows precisely what their demonic teachings are on this. Also, 1 Cor. 5:11 is powerfully clear that the Corinthian congregation was NOT filled with sexually immoral people, etc., as the heretics sometimes teach. The Corinthian saints, were saints, like all other holy people and not like those listed in 1 Cor. 5:11. THANK YOU for your kind words about our book and teachings. Be sure to check out our massive websites Evangelical Outreach and Eternal Life Blog. May God bless you and may you be an honor to Jesus….
PS: Do you know about our smaller book, The Myth of Eternal Security, which also refutes eternal security and supplements The Believer’s Conditional Security: Eternal Security Refuted, but without documentation? It too has been a blessing for some. We also have a weekly internet church you may be interested in.