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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 Jesus a big favour), then you are saved. Nothing else required. Just pat yourself on the back and carry on. Any such notion of “easy believism” is utterly ...


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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 1618 Canons of Dort, although the acronym came later. It is founded on the Calvinist doctrine of unconditional election (the "U"). Eternal Security ...


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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 “will be taken away and burned.” Then who are the branches that will be taken away? Why are they removed? They don’t bear fruit. Why don’t they bear fruit? ...


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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, one of the important texts for eternal security, or "once saved always saved", is from John 10.  27“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and ...


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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, unregenerate sinners hate God at different degrees, while regenerate sinners retain their sinful natures until glorification wherein there is a conflict between the new ...


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EDIT: This answer was initially given on 27 February 2021 to a different question - "What is the biblical basis for OSAS (once saved always saved)? How is this doctrine backed up with Scripture? How do they commonly defend their interpretations against rebuttals from critics?" That question was removed and answers to it transferred into this old ...


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