J. H. is wondering whether perseverance is guaranteed for all believers, at least to some degree. In part 1 (see here), he asked a general question about perseverance, and he asked about seven passages. In part 2, we will consider three verses from John’s Gospel he asks about. John 3:18. The Lord told Nicodemus, “He
Catholic churches teach works salvation. So do Eastern Orthodox churches. So do most Protestant churches. Matthew Bates is associate professor of theology at Quincy University in Quincy, IL. He has written several books on justification by works. The first was called Salvation by Allegiance Alone (Baker, 2017). The second was titled Gospel Allegiance (Brazos, 2019).