Never in my life have I ever heard the phrase, a righteous man falls seven times used correctly! It has always been distorted and misused in connection with a righteous man falling into sin.
How Does A Righteous Man Fall Seven Times
Most recently, after witnessing to two women captive to HERETIC Charles Stanley and his false gospel, I have heard the phrase, a righteous man falls seven times, misused again and I’m disturbed! To try to end this horrible misuse of Scripture by the eternal security proponents, please note the context:
Do not lie in wait like an outlaw against a righteous man’s house, do not raid his dwelling place; for though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity. (Prov 24:15,16)
A Righteous Man Falls Into Calamity
NOTE: Again, a righteous man may fall, but it is NOT referring to falling into sin! It’s referring to falling into calamity, as from an outlaw raiding his dwelling, according to the context! Please don’t be deceived about that or mislead others by using that passage to argue for the doctrine of demons called once saved always saved. A Christian is not sinning everyday, as his image is often distorted to. Furthermore, don’t allow an eternal security teacher to mislead you about who are the righteous:
Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. He who does what is sinful is of the devil …. (1 John 3:7,8)