Whether you can lose your salvation is one of the most pressing issues Christians face. In an uncertain world, painfully aware of the continued reality of their sin, and confronted by the Bible’s warnings about falling away, Christians can be tempted to think that true believers can lose their salvation. In this book R. C. Sproul looks at the teachings of Scripture on the doctrine of eternal security or the perseverance of the saints. In looking at passages on the unforgivable sin, believers who have departed, and the continuing presence of sin in the lives of Christians, Sproul ultimately points to the promises of God, who has vowed to preserve to the end those who are in Christ.
“While some will return after a serious fall, some will not, because they never actually had faith. They made a false profession of faith; they did not possess what they professed.” (Page 15)
“Is it possible for a Christian who’s truly regenerated, who truly believes in Christ, to apostatize?” (Page 11)
“total fall. In cases like this, the conversion was not genuine in the first place.” (Page 15)
“To say that someone has been enlightened is not necessarily to say that they have been converted” (Page 34)
“They do fall. Each and every Christian is subject to the possibility of a serious fall. But is someone who commits a serious fall eternally lost—making it a total fall—or is the fall a temporary condition that will be remedied by his restoration?” (Page 14)