Eternal Security or Faithful Faith?
Central to the teachings of Jesus is that God forgives our sins. In conversion, among the greatest joys is the realization that through the gospel, all of our sins are forgiven. It is a time of great happiness.
Yet what happens when a person no longer possesses a repentant faith—when they live in deliberately sinful lifestyles or they turn their back on Jesus and the gospel? What kind of security before God do these people possess?
Some say that they are eternally secure: once God saves a person because of his or her faith in the gospel, that person can never lose it. Others say that a Christian is eternally secure if they hold on to Jesus by a faithful faith to the end of their lives (even though they will experience regular stumbles where they sin).
We want to explore this question: Which position is taught by the Word of God?