I want to suggest that there is one crucial doctrine that is sometimes relegated to the “good men disagree” category that should sit closer to the heart of Christianity: the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints. Why do I say this? Is it really heresy to reject the doctrine of perseverance, a doctrine often referred to as “eternal security?” I’m not certain I am ready to call it heresy to reject perseverance of the saints and embrace the possibility of apostasy by genuine Christians, but I think it is far more dangerous to reject it than perhaps first meets the eye. . . . a rejection of perseverance renders unstable many other critical doctrines that rely on it as a solid foundation.Read the rest here.
July 04, 2014
The Doctrine of Eternal Security Is Essential to Orthodoxy