Grace in Focus – May 1988
Does Hell Await Those Who Fall? — 2 Peter 2:18-22
Last month we considered 2 Peter 1:10-11. This month we will consider another difficult passage in 2 Peter. Recently I received a question from a reader about 2 Peter 2:20-22. He felt that it dealt with unbelievers who knew about the gospel but had never really accepted it in their hearts. My understanding of the
A Voice from the Past: Salvation and Assurance
Lewis Sperry Chafer wrote in his 1917 work, Salvation (reprinted by Zondervan 1980), ” From the testimony of Scripture a Christian should know that he is saved . . . Where there is a lack of assurance there is usually an impression that so long as the life is quite imperfect (and how immodest it
Is Forgiveness Available to All?
I received a letter from a reader regarding a comment I made in the March Newsletter. I had said regarding the “goats” of the Matthew 25:31-46 judgment, “Since those cast into eternal fire did not believe in Christ, their sins were not covered by His blood and hence they were doomed to eternal damnation (cf.