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Arminian Errors Pt 6

(v) THE PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS

The fifth and last point of Arminianism implies that saving grace is not an abiding principle, and that those who are loved of God, ransomed by Christ, and born again of the Spirit, may be cast away and perish eternally. Against this false and God-dishonouring doctrine of the Arminians, Christopher Ness advances twelve arguments proving that special grace cannot be totally and finally lost. Saving grace, he points out, “is called a ‘seed,’ remaining in those that are born of God (1 John 3:9), an ‘incorruptible seed’ (1 Peter 1:23). Grace never differs from itself, though a gracious man does from himself. Saving grace cannot be lost, though as respecting its acts and operations it may not always be in exercise; but degrees and measures of grace (formerly attained to) may be lost. ‘Thou hast left thy first love’ (Rev. 2:4).

“The last and twelfth argument for the final perseverance of the saints is taken from the whole concurrent voice of Scripture testimony. ‘The Word of the Lord shall stand for ever.’ Dr. Moulin and others have computed the texts of Scripture, which declare the doctrine of the saints’ final perseverance, at six hundred: the twelve following may, however, suffice (merely as a sample) to establish it as a gospel truth: Romans 11:29; John 10:28,29; Luke 22:32; Romans 8:30,38,39; 1 John 2:19,27; 2 Cor. 1:21,22; Phil. 1:6; 2 Timothy 2:19; Malachi 3:6; John 14:19; Jeremiah 32:40; 1 Peter 1:3-5.

‘This is the Father’s will which hath sent Me, that of all which He hath given Me I should lose nothing…. That every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day’ (John 6:39,40).

William MacLean-Arminianism-Another Gospel

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  1. June 17, 2014 at 2:35 am

    Wow I was just arguing with a Lutheran about this very doctrine earlier tonight!

    • June 17, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      Amen. Lutherans do not hold to this concept. Blessings to you in your witness.

  1. June 30, 2014 at 4:30 am

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