WANTS SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED


So this is my nuance on Eternal Security – if you genuinely want to be saved, God will honour your intention no matter how weak and fallible you are. Your salvation and glorification are guaranteed because it’s not by your ability, it’s by the power of the Holy Spirit.

However, if you genuinely do not want to remain in Christ, God will not force you to – any more than God Irresistibly forces you to accept the Gospel in the first place.

No one can snatch a believer out of Christ’s hand, but we can declare that we no longer identify as a sheep of His pasture and He will let us leave the sheep pen.

This view is akin to Conditional Security and straddles both sides of the OSAS (Once Saved, Always Saved) debate. It can accommodate the passages that warn against falling away once you have tasted salvation (eg. Hebrews 10:26, 2 Peter 2:1), as well as the passages promising that God will see us through to the end (eg. Romans 8:28-30, Ephesians 1:13-14).


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