Have you ever heard an eternal security teacher use the following argument?
If we could lose our salvation it would have to be because of sin. Since sin can’t cause this, we, therefore, can’t lose our salvation.
The only thing that could cause us to die again spiritually—sin—has been dealt with once and for all! (italics his). (Bob George, Eternal Security, p.8 )
If one who has been saved could be lost because of sin (and remember that is the only thing that can cause anyone to be lost) … (J. F. Strombeck, Shall Never Perish, p.94)
Surprisingly, there are other ways to negate one’s salvation besides sin. Scripture declares accepting a false plan of salvation will cause a Christian to fall from grace (Gal. 5:2-4) and be without God (1 Jn. 2:24,25; 2 Jn. 9). The third way is by disowning Christ (Mt. 10:33).
Copyright Dan Corner.