Can a true believer, one who has been born again and justified by faith alone in Christ alone, fully and finally fall away so as to forfeit his/her salvation? This question has provoked seemingly endless debate in the body of Christ. Those who answer Yes and those who answer No are convinced they have the weight of biblical evidence on their side. Each position has its favorite proof texts. But each position also has its problem passages.
Those of you who have browsed my website are probably aware that I have addressed this issue in a number of places. I take up several of the more problematic biblical texts in the Deciphering Difficult Texts folder in the Biblical Studies section. It is also in the Biblical Studies section that one will find my treatment of passages in Romans and 1 John, among other biblical books. A variety of related themes is addressed elsewhere on the site.
I decided that it would probably be helpful if I were to combine all these articles in one place so that those interested in this debate wouldn’t have to go searching the site for them.