In Ezk18:31, he writes "make for yourselves a new heart and a new spirit"
--- you and I will agree that only GOD makes one's heart and spirit new; so why did Ezekiel write that? What do you think when you read those?
Really? Let's read another passage from James:
"Each is tempted when carried away by his own lust. When lust has conceived it gives birth to sin, and sin brings death. Do not be deceived, BELOVED BRETHREN." James1:14-16
This also uses "thanatos", death with implication of eternity in Hell. Unless you accept a premise that "one can engage in lust and sin and not perish"
. Any way you can take "beloved brethren", and make this
appearance mean "unsaved-brethren"?
On Ephesians 2:8, noted Bible commentator & Greek scholar (graduate-level professor for many years!) A.T.Robertson said, "Grace is God's part, faith is ours."
Grace is the gift God gives, and we receive by faith; but as Romans1:17 asserts it's not just beginning faith but also ending
faith. "Faith" is not a one-time-deal, but a daily choice. If we were saved perfectly without risk of falling, then please tell me how it's possible for us to still sin
? We cannot erase 1Cor10:12-13.
In Hebrews10:29 is a man who was sanctified by Jesus' blood --- was that blood sufficient? Yes. Was the MAN sufficient? No! He began to walk in sins, therefore scorning the blood that once sanctified him
, trampling Jesus and His gracious sacrifice for sins, and insulted the Spirit. Do you have any defense against this, towards "OSAS"?
What about Hebrews12? Can you deny that "becoming un-born
" is clearly in view?
"SHALL we not rather be in submission to God's discipline, AND LIVE?"
How is that not a constant choice? How is it not speaking of "live eternally"?
Unless he becomes unborn, because of unbelief. What verse in Jude?
I've asked some pointed questions and given you some specific verses. Nothing says you have to
answer, but understand that if any of us just shrug off verses and ignore citations, our credibility suffers. I look forward to your thoughts.