[Comment] …The Scriptures I take solace in, however, are the ones in which Our Lord says He will DISCIPLINE those He loves. He IS long suffering…but I find in my fallen nature I am not. He knows what must be done to make them ready. They may not like the disciplines, but He promised that NO ONE can take His children from His hand. I have loved ones who know about the free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ…and trust Him to be their Savior…yet they live their lives as if they never heard of Him. This is heartbreaking to watch. When God disciplines us it is a perfect work, achieving the desires of His heart…and that is to bring the prodigal home. Where we must be on guard at this juncture is to not have the heart of the prodigal’s brother who looked more to his own works instead of looking into the heart of the father. As far as the Father’s heart is concerned, could any of us fully understand the depth of His love for His Creation? Well, we have eternity in which to try! In Christ,
[Bible Answer] Greetings in Jesus’ name. There is NO eternal security. The wonderful promise in John 10:28, 29 ONLY APPLIES TO THOSE WHO CONTINUOUSLY FOLLOW JESUS! It does NOT refer to the backslider!
Spiritual death for the righteous, who turn to evil, is a frequent and foundational Bible teaching. To believe that God’s discipline (or anything else) will prevent that is to be dangerously deceived. God’s will is NOT always accomplished. God doesn’t want anyone to perish (2 Pet. 3:9), yet MOST will (Mt. 7:13,14). Hence, even though he is almighty, man has free will to DISOBEY AND SIN, against God’s will. If you disown Jesus, he will disown you (Mt. 10:33; 2 Tim. 2:12). That can happen very fast and God’s discipline (keeping power, etc.) will NOT stop it! Do NOT be deceived.
[Remember, Jesus taught it is the heavenly Father who will cut off the fruitless Christians from the life-sustaining Vine (Christ) and have them thrown into the FIRE (John 15:1-8). Your reasonings from the natural to the spiritual deny that about the loving heavenly Father! Furthermore, Paul taught the Roman Christians, saved by grace (who had the heavenly Father as their spiritual father) that God will NOT spare you either! As God cut off Israel, he will cut off the Christian too for unbelief (Rom. 11:19-23)! Christians are to BE AFRAID, which you aren’t because you misunderstand God’s love, God’s discipline, etc.! Your once saved always saved doctrine doesn’t allow for those salvation-related truth and endangers your priceless SOUL.]
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