Conditional Security

The Bible shouts out a conditional security for the believer in Christ. One of the easiest ways to prove this is to note the multiple times the word “if” is used in conjunction with salvation itself. Below are only seven passages which should put to rest forever this controversy about a conditional security for the believer in Christ. More could be cited:

We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first. (Heb 3:14)

By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. (1 Cor 15:2)

See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he promised us—even eternal life. (1 John 2:24,25)

My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. (James 5:19,20, NASB)

Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, (Rom 8:12,13)

And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. (Rev 22:19)

If we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; (2 Tim 2:12)

There are other ways to prove a conditional security as well, such as listing the various people in Scripture who lost their salvation, hell warnings given directly to the saved, etc. These and much more are found in the most exhaustive book ever written refuting eternal security entitled, “The Believer’s Conditional Security” by Dan Corner. Some have told us that book is the best book they have ever read, after the Bible.

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