A Free Grace friend of mine wrote an article last month dealing with the issue of whether assurance is of the essence of saving faith. (The exact title is “Does John’s Gospel Demand Belief in Eternal Security for Salvation?” It is available here.) His answer was no. One need not believe that salvation is irrevocable
Bob and I were discussing the centrality of eternal security to the saving message. I have heard Yankee Arnold say “The gospel is eternal security.” He’s right. As readers of this blog know, Jesus promised believers eternal life: This is the promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life (1 John 2:25). Paul urged
I’ve been reading through the works of Major Ian Thomas. He was the founder of Torchbearers International and the stunning Capernwray Bible School (look at that scenery!). Many in the Free Grace movement hold to “higher life’ or Keswick spirituality. Thomas was an influential figure in that movement, so I thought I should get to
by Ken Yates In the last two blogs, I have argued that in the book of Hebrews we see that a Christian cannot lose his eternal salvation. However, even though that is the case, a believer can sin against the Lord, even in a very serious way. Esau is an example of such spiritual
Bob and Shawn discuss major passages supporting eternal security.
by Zane Hodges, originally published in the March 1991 edition of Grace in Focus “He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death” (Rev 2:11) If someone says to me, “His request presented me with no small problem,” I know exactly what he means. The person who made the request of him had