This is actually how a conversation went with a girl my brother works with. He was talking to her about being a Christian. She said she was, just wasn't baptist. She didn't believe in eternal security. He called me up and asked if I would speak to her. I agreed. I will be 'DD' of course and she will be 'girl'. DD: So you do not believe in eternal security? girl: That is right. DD: Why not? girl: I don't think you can just go sin all you want and be a Christian. DD: Neither do I. Is there another reason? girl: pause DD: I think a Christian grows in righteousness. girl: pause DD: Here, let me ask you a few different questions. girl: okay DD: Is God able to keep you saved? girl: Yes, but we have free will. DD: Does God have free will? girl: Yes. DD: What happens if God wants to keep you saved but you don't want to be saved? girl: We aren't robots (btw, this is the typical answer) DD: I didn't ask that. girl: pause DD: The Scriptures demand that we trust Christ for salvation. Do you? girl: yes DD: Do you trust him to keep you saved? girl: yes, as long as I don't walk away. DD: So you trust God to keep you saved as long as you are faithful? girl: yes DD: So God will definitely save you as long as you are faithful (I repeated this to see if she figured it out on her own - she didn't) girl: yes DD: So who are you trusting in to keep you saved? girl: me DD: The Scriptures demand that we trust in Christ for salvation. girl: well I just disagree with your interpretation Okay, this is how this conversation went. We didn't even GET to the interpretive portion. This is just the basis theological framework. Anyone who thinks you can lose your salvation is merely parroting another person as they offer NO serious exegesis on any text. Next.