Years ago Chanles Stanley was president of the SBC, so I have been told. Charles Stanley's book entitles "Eternal Security" seem to be in conflict with the SBC BF&M. On page 74 of Stanley's book on eternal security the following is written: "The Bible clearly teaches that God's love for His people is of such magnitude that even those who walk away from the faith have not the slightest chance of slipping from His hand". In the SBC Baptist Faith and Message, the following is written on the same subject: "All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit, will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end." Stanley says a Christian who stops believing will still be saved anyway. He also said on his website some years ago that God will not take back the gift of salvation even if a Christian doesn't want it. This says a person who is not trusting Christ as Savior when he dies will still get to heaven if he once trusted. The SBC BF&M says a Christian will continue believing to the end, i.e. if a person stops believing, that person was not really a Christian in the first place. This says a person must be trusting Christ as Savior when they die to get to heaven. The criteria for getting into heaven is a most important aspect of any Belief. The Stanley and SBC statements seem to be in conflict on this vital issue. Which is correct and why?