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What is the/any Arminian/Catholic interpretation of Hebrews 10:14?

In paragraph 480 of St. Thomas Aquinas' Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews, he explains that the way sacrifice was done in the past was to wipe out past sins. The people sinned, and then a ...
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How do reformed theologians reconcile John 15:2 with “once saved always saved"?

The whole vine analogy loses a lot when separated by centuries of non-agricultural life. This is not primarily a scientific description of salvation but a spiritual description of the kingdom of ...
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How do reformed theologians reconcile John 15:2 with “once saved always saved"?

Within that sentence are two statements. The first is that the Father (who is the vine-dresser) will take away the branch that does not bear fruit. The second is that the Father will prune the ...
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Perseverance of the Saints – Historical Interpretations before Calvin

To briefly summarize, in Calvinism, the central point of the doctrine of the "perseverance of the saints" is that those whom God has saved can never permanently fall away. Some implications ...
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What is the biblical basis for the doctrine of Eternal Security?

Oh, how I dislike the expression "once saved always saved"! It gives a wrong impression that if you just make some sort of “sinners prayer” and ask Jesus to accept you (like you’re doing ...
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Can a person lose salvation if publicly denies Jesus but keeps living a christian life? (Catholic)

There is a few things to consider in order for the answer to make sense: We have multiple opportunities while we are alive to repent, be forgiven, fall into sin, learn from our mistakes, repent again,...
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How do people who hold salvation as a one time event respond to passages of "being saved"?

Allow me to refer to John Stott - 'Why I Am a Christian,' (IVP, 2003) p. 87 (a riposte to Bertrand Russell's earlier work, 'Why I Am Not a Christian.') I have been saved – in the past – from the ...
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Do most Advent Christians hold to eternal security?

I know this is late but I will try to answer. No, there is no predominant belief among Advent Christian Churches as to perseverance of the saints. This is strange because even though the majority of ...
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How do the proponents of the idea that salvation once received cannot be lost explain Hebrews 6:4-6 and 10:26-29?

The sin referred to is not sin in general, but going back to animal sacrifices, after the ultimate sacrifice of Christ on the cross. See earlier in the chapter, as to what the Jewish priests were ...
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What is the Reformed Protestant Interpretation of 1 Timothy 1:19 in relation to “eternal security”?

To be shipwrecked in regard to the faith is not necessarily to be damned. It will, certainly, make the person professing Christian faith become totally unsure of their salvation, but if they (like the ...
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How do reformed theologians reconcile John 15:2 with “once saved always saved"?

Just the idea of remaining should clarify that a person can be once there on the vine but be pruned off, because they themselves rejected what they formerly had and didn't produce fruit. Matthew 7:...
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Limited Atonement and Perseverance of the Saints in Light of 1 Corinthians 8:11 (Calvinism)

There are two common approaches to dealing with this challenge. I'll quote from Calvinists Robert Reymond for the first, and Charles Hodge for the second. That "ruin" (apollymi) here does ...
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Limited Atonement and Perseverance of the Saints in Light of 1 Corinthians 8:11 (Calvinism)

The answer to Paul's question : Shall the weak brother perish ? (I Corinthians 8:11 - KJV - απολειται ο ασθενων αδελφος) is ... no he shall not perish. The reason that the weak brother will not ...
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Is it true that no post-apostolic theologians before St. Augustine believed in Eternal Security / Assurance of Salvation?

Literally none of those quotes from the Fathers come close to proving eternal security. People are trying to read into the Fathers what they themselves already believe. Just for example: Augustine: “...
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Does the parable of the Unforgiving Servant have implications re: "once saved, always saved"?

What the parable teaches Jesus's parables are not comprehensive systematic theology lectures. They teach particular things through analogies but without telling the whole story. What this parable ...
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What is the Reformed Interpretation of Galatians 5:4?

The Reformed Protestant interpretation of Galatians 5:4 is simple and straightforward, and I will provide extracts from two Reformed ministers. However, what confuses me is your attempt to link this ...
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How do the proponents of the idea that salvation once received cannot be lost explain Hebrews 6:4-6 and 10:26-29?

I've heard Hebrews 6:6 explained by Dr. David L. Allen. He has written extensively on Atonement. Summarizing points below: To the Calvinist Hebrews 6:6 refers to the false convert; to the Arminian ...
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What is the biblical basis for the doctrine of Eternal Security?

In ancient days when an agreement was enacted between two parties in which one or both make promises under oath to perform or refrain from certain actions, such an agreement is translated to us in ...
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Do Catholics subscribe to the "once saved, always saved" doctrine that many evangelical Christians believe in?

A few points I'd like to mention as well: When you confess your sins to a priest, the priest is acting as a representative of Christ to forgive your sins. He has the power to forgive sins that are ...
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How do reformed theologians reconcile John 15:2 with “once saved always saved"?

There are understood to be two different ways of being "in the vine," and only one is a reference to true salvation. The illustration in question clearly describes (in addition to branches which are ...
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How do reformed theologians reconcile John 15:2 with “once saved always saved"?

It is true that Jesus tells his disciples that they are branches in him, the vine. However, he nowhere says that all the branches in the vine are his disciples. He nowhere says that any disciples “...
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How do reformed theologians reconcile John 15:2 with “once saved always saved"?

Reformed Pastor John Piper addresses this: https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/does-john-15-defy-calvinism He claims that there are two forms of attachment to Jesus. One is a saving attachment ...
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What Bible Verses are Considered Contrary to Eternal Security?

This has been a hotly debated topic in Christianity. Both sides cite biblical passages to support their views and each side attacks the other's interpretation of the other’s proof texts. For example, ...
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Are there any denominations that believe in "Eternal Security" but deny "Perseverance of the Saints" or vice versa?

Difference in origin and groups Perseverance of the Saints (POTS) is the "P" of the TULIP formulation of early Calvinism, conceptually originating roughly from the 5 article headings of the ...
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How do reformed theologians reconcile John 15:2 with “once saved always saved"?

Ezekiel chapter 18 would be a better reference to contradict the teaching of OSAS. One is saved as long as you remain faithful to God. Choosing your destiny is a personal choice, and one that you ...
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Does the parable of the Unforgiving Servant have implications re: "once saved, always saved"?

The parable isn't really about once saved always saved, rather it is about the idea of paying lip service to God's forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Grace is a free gift, but what did the servant say?...
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Calvinism: alternatives to evanescent grace?

Total depravity is not itself a zealous hatred of God, but an emphasis on the entire corruption of the whole person. Every faculty of the sinner has been corrupted by the fall. Nevertheless, ...
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Limited Atonement and Perseverance of the Saints in Light of 1 Corinthians 8:11 (Calvinism)

This article compares the views of Augustine to those of John Owen on the question of the Perseverance of the Saints. http://johnowen.org/media/knapp_on_augustine_and_owen.pdf Augustine and Owen each ...
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