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Where is the NT example of a saved person Forfeiting their salvation then?

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Yeshua1, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Yeshua1

    Yeshua1 Well-Known Member

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    one who either lost their salvation, or else showed that though saved, were not somehow elect of God, and lost it?
     
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    No, he is looking for an actual person. We have examples of real named persons being saved. There are no named persons who were saved being said to have then become unsaved.
     
  4. Yeshua1

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    true, so whatever those verses those holding to that cite, CANNOT mean that!
     
  5. TrevorL

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    Greetings Yeshua1,

    The following are a few examples of how we can commence a walk of faith (and thus be initially saved) and yet fall away:
    Matthew 13:20-23 (KJV): 20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; 21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. 22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. 23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
    Matthew 24:11-13 (KJV): 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
    Hebrews 10:35-39 (KJV): 35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. 36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. 37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. 38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
    2 Timothy 4:10 (KJV): 10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.


    Kind regards
    Trevor
     
  6. BobRyan

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    you are using eisegesis instead of exegesis.

    The Bible specifically speaks of those who "Stand only by their faith" being told to "Fear - for if He did not spare them neither will He spare you" Romans 11.

    And in Gal 5:4 "YOU have been severed from Christ, you have fallen from Grace"

    Your argument that we can ignore this text because Paul did not give a name in each of these cases is circular reasoning to avoid the text.

    As we see in the command of Matt 22 to "Love your neighbor" no "specific name" is given.

    And if the Romans 11 or Gal 5 text had said "just Sally Smith is fallen" then the argument "this only applies to Sally Smith" would abound.

    Better to simply accept the text rather than try to find a way around it.

    in Christ,

    Bob
     
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    cas here of the pot calling the kettle black!

    NEITHER passage that you cited supports your case, actually, they both support mine!

    paul was telling gentiles that its just due to his good pleasure and will that they were saved by Jewish messiah, and also that those who try to live for God by /on the basis of keeping the OT Law were falling from grace, as becoming part of the Judaizers!
     
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    It is IMPOSSIBLE to forfeit eternal life. If you had it on Monday and lost it on Friday, it was NOT ETERNAL! <roll eyes>
     
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    IF you have to keep the Law in order to keep salvation, how much and how long ?
     
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