Re: Willful sin after receiving the truth = eternal condemnation
Proof perfect that one can 'lose' their salvation, Nick! Not 'lose' like we can drop a coin and lose it. Or stop paying on our home and 'lose' it. But, we can turn away and not be obedient.
He will never, ever let us go, but...we have the ability to choose to walk with Him or turn back to the darkness we so love! remember? This is the condemnation! That folks love their darkness more than the LIGHT.
There's that pesky free will showing up again, Nick.
Everywhere we turn and everything you are bringing up goes right back to that free will thing! God is trying to get through to you!
My favorite scripture: Malachi 3:16
"Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name!" (Every time we speak of the Lord, or even THINK of him--its written down in a book of remembrance!)