The Doctrine of the Perseverance of the Saints

This week Pastor Michael Newnham and I conclude our series on Calvinism with a look at the Doctrine of the Perseverance of the Saints.

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My Plagiarist Friend Claims Judas Was Saved!!!

A couple of weeks ago a “friend of a friend” asked me to check out one of our mutual friends on FaceBook. My friends concern was that our mutual “friend” was getting a bit too full of himself writing notes to his other “friends” and damning various teachers and such to hell. The concern was our mutual friend didn’t have a clue what he was talking about so I started watching him a bit and when he started speaking out against “Once Saved Always Saved” I decided to put in my two cents worth.

Little did I know at the time that I would lose a “friend” but what was worse was to discover my “friend” was a plagiarist….. Continue reading

Can You Claim Eternal Security?

I’m a Calvinist and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I wasn’t always, but for the last 15 years I am and it’s been the greatest, most single experience in my life, next to God electing me, through the Blood of His Son Jesus Christ to eternal life. My beliefs have definitely brought on their share of disagreements, especially with those of the Arminian point of view. I believe that one of the most misunderstood of the five major doctrines (TULIP) seems to be the “P” which stands for “Perseverance of the Saints” or, more widely known as “Once Saved Always Saved” (OSAS). Instead of telling you who may claim it, I prefer to demonstrate for you, my two or three faithful viewers, who can’t. Continue reading