Month: January 2020

A Maze of Grace

Those who use the Bible authoritatively do not dispute the clear biblical statement “by grace you have been saved” (Eph. 2:8). But universal affirmation does not necessarily mean universal agreement about how we are eternally saved. That depends on how one defines grace. When the meaning of grace is changed, the condition for salvation is also changed. So …

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Eternally Secure

Can a person once saved ever lose or forfeit that salvation? The Bible answers “No,” that a person who is once saved remains saved throughout eternity. This is usually called the doctrine of eternal security, and is often referred to (sometimes derogatorily) as “once saved always saved.” If we asked the question differently, it is …

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Matthew 7:16 – by their fruits you shall know them

This is maybe one of the more popular phrases Jesus said in the church. Yet, do we use it correctly? Notice this answer in gotquestions.org, a popular Bible questions site: “Answer: The statement “you will know them by their fruit” (Matthew 7:16) is part of Jesus’ teaching about recognizing true followers and avoiding false prophets… ….Often, people …

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