"These likewise are the ones sown on stony ground who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with gladness; and they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word’s sake, immediately they stumble." Mark 4:16-17 So are these people saved? The verse says that they "hear the word, immediately receive it with gladness" so I would think that they are saved. But it also says "endure only for a time" so that means they weren't saved? But that contradicts the first half.