Born-again Christians should realize John 3:16, 3:36, 5:24, etc. are out of context with the NT. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) The verb “pisteuo” is used 98 times in John, and his usage is complex. In the vast majority of instances, John’s usage of “pisteuo” implies an authentic, active, abiding belief in Jesus … However, there are other instances when “pisteuo” is used in a superficial, transitory manner, as shown in these passages: John 2:23-25, John 6:66, John 8:31-47, John 15:1-11 , etc. Many who “believe” (pisteuo), eventually reject Jesus and are not truly disciples! So, “believes in” above must mean: depends on, trusts, obeys … all the way to salvation. I much prefer to trust the dozens of other passages, which warn believers about falling away from the salvation process, i.e. the sanctification process. The main reason for the Holy Spirit being inside of born-again Christians is to help them walk in the Spirit (and not in the flesh) and overcome sin. But God will not violate their free will … they must choose to co-operate with the Holy Spirit during the sanctification process! This is the reason for all of these MANY WARNINGS in the NT. Matt 7:13-14 • Difficult is the narrow way leading to eternal life, and few find it. Matt 7:21-23 • Those who do the will of Father God shall enter the kingdom of heaven. Matt 10:39 • He who loses his old sinful life for Jesus sake will find eternal life. Matt 16:24-26 • Deny (lose) your old sinful life and follow Jesus to find eternal life. Mark 11:25-26 • If you do not forgive everyone, Father God will not forgive your sins. John 3:36 • Believe what Jesus says, or incur God’s wrath and lose eternal life. John 12:25 • He who hates his life in this world will keep his life for eternity. Rom 2:7-9 • Wrath to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth. Rom 8:13 • Follow the Spirit and put to death the works of the flesh to gain eternal life. Rom 8:14 • As many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 1 Cor 6:9-10 • People committing these sins will not inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Cor 9:27 • Paul disciplined his body into subjection so he should not be disqualified. 1 Cor 13:5 • Examine yourself to see if you are in the faith, unless you are disqualified. 1 Cor 15:2 • You are saved, if you hold fast to the word, unless you believed in vain. 2 Cor 7:10 • Godly sorrow leads Christians to repent, leading to salvation. Gal 5:19-21 • Believers who practice such sins will not inherit the kingdom of God. Gal 5:24 • Those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Gal 6:7-8 • Sowing to the flesh reaps corruption; sowing to the Spirit reaps eternal life. Eph 5:3-6 • Disobedient believers committing such sins will incur the wrath of God. Eph 5:25-27 • Jesus gave Himself for a Church which will be holy and without blemish. Phil 2:12-13 • Work out your salvation with fear and trembling (for God is working in you). Col 1:21-23 • Jesus reconciles those who continue in faith, and who hope in the gospel. Col 3:5-6 • Disobedient believers committing such sins will incur the wrath of God. 1 Thes 5:8 • Put on the helmet of the hope of salvation. 1 Tim 5:11-12 • Some believers are condemed because they have cast off their first faith. Heb 2:1-4 • How shall we escape, if we drift away and neglect so great a salvation? Heb 3:8,15 • Do not harden your hearts as in the OT rebellion in the wilderness. Heb 3:11 • God swore in His wrath that the disobedient Jews would not enter His rest. Heb 3:12 • Beware of an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God. Heb 3:14 • Partakers of Christ hold the beginning of their confidence steadfast to the end. Heb 3:17-19 • Those who sinned died in the wilderness, not entering in due to unbelief. Heb 3:18-19 • It is unbelief that causes disobedience. Heb 4:1 • Let us fear lest any of us seems to have come short of entering His rest. Heb 4:3 • About the disobedient, God swore in His wrath, “They shall not enter My rest.” Heb 4:6 • God’s chosen people did not enter in because of disobedience. Heb 4:11 • Beware, lest anyone fall according to the OT example of disobedience. Heb 6:4-8 • Those partakers of the Holy Spirit who fall away will be rejected and burned. Heb 10:26-27 • Believers who sin willfully can expect God’s fiery judgment. Heb 10:29-31 • God will fearfully avenge believers who insult the Spirit of grace. Heb 10:36-39 • Endure in the faith, and do not be like those who draw back to perdition. Heb 12:14 • Pursue holiness, without which no one will see the Lord. 1 Pet 1:8-9 • Believing, you will receive the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls. 2 Pet 1:10-11 • Be diligent to make your call and election sure, gaining the kingdom. 2 Pet 2:20-22 • A believer who returns to his sins is worse off than he was before. 1 Jn 2:3-5 • We are sure that we know God, if we keep His commandments. Rev 2-3 • All 7 churches are warned to repent and be overcomers to be: given the crown of life, clothed in white garments, a pillar in the temple of God, not hurt by the second death, etc. Rev 21:7-8 • People committing these sins will go into the lake of fire (the second death). Rev 21:27 • People committing these sins will not enter the New Jerusalem. Rev 22:14-15 • People committing these sins will not enter the New Jerusalem.