I have decided to leave the Baptist Church and look elsewhere. In all honesty I no longer believe that we are saved by faith alone or that we have an absolute assurance of salvation. It bothers me that when Jesus was asked "what must I do to have eternal life" Jesus answered "keep the commandments". Why would he say that if we are saved by faith alone? I believe that the apostles accepted Christ as their Savior yet Jesus told them in Matthew 6:15 "if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses". If we are saved by faith alone why would Jesus say that we must do a work of forgiveness or we will not be forgiven? James says that we are justified by works and not by faith alone. James 2:24 Why would James, inspired by the Holy Spirit say "not by faith alone?" If we have absolute assurance of salvation why would the Holy Spirit tell us in Hebrews 6:4 "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age, if they then fall away" My pastor once told me that when I accepted Chirst I became a partaker of the Holy Spirit and I had eternal life. But the Christian here in Hebrews is told that he can fall away and not be restored to repentance. I need to find something I can believe in.