Saving Faith is Present Tense and Active – Part 5: He Who Stands Firm to the End Will Be Saved

The Lord Is With Us

If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled by it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. (1 Pet. 2:20-21)

Peter’s strong words here clearly apply to apostates – people who have fallen from faith in Christ into unbelief despite grace.  Peter continues, Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,” and, “A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud.” (v. 22). Strong words! In conjunction with the multiple passages about apostates from Hebrews studied in Part 4, Paul’s words about them in…

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2 thoughts on “Saving Faith is Present Tense and Active – Part 5: He Who Stands Firm to the End Will Be Saved

  1. Hey Sister! Praise God, “ if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” (Prov. 2:2-6). Long story short, He’s connected more dots for me regarding this matter, that He led me to write an overview of. Since it is built on and supersedes the article you reblogged here, I’d like to share it with you and any of your readers who just might happen upon this. May the Lord continue to bless you as you continue your ministry here, AND your family!


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