Yes, but who? Hyper Calvinists?There are some who see "eternal security" as causing those holding to it having license to now sin, but they totally misunderstood grace!
I see this more common among those who deny we can be eternally secure, as they by their works basis want to make sure we assist the Lord to save us!Yes, but who? Hyper Calvinists?
Antimonianism was condemned by Paul in Romans 6.
6 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
Ok, now I am just more confused.I see this more common among those who deny we can be eternally secure, as they by their works basis want to make sure we assist the Lord to save us!
I think it may be rather that the unsaved were mocking Paul as teaching such, since they were slandering him with this false teaching:Seems to be the problem Paul was dealing with in his time, as saved were telling him we should just lived more as sinners in order to haved grace of God abound more towards us!
Welcome to CARM...That is for God to decide about his eternal destiny so why would you make that judgment ? What is the cutoff line on how many sins qualify a person for hell ?
I understand...Was he tormented in his righteous soul, as Lot was, or did he in fact like his sin "from day to day."
for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds (2Pe 2:8 NKJ)
God will forgive a crappy, compromising Christian, I know... I was one. But he let me know in no uncertain terms there ARE lines to be crossed.
And if you are a "squeaker" Christian, squeaking into heaven, although God knows why you would play around with your one soul, what a painful entry into heaven, knowing you cost Jesus everything yet lose the rewards for his chastising. That may be good news for you, but it is sad news for Jesus.
I liked @preacher4truth 's Post which talked about "Setting up Shop" to Sin. That sways me toward Ravi being a Wolf in Sheep's clothing. It's very helpful...I'm not sure the allegations are even true.
If they are, I hope to God he was crying out in repentance and effort to free himself from sin. My own father was in the bondage of pornography when he died, but I know for a fact he was seeking deliverance to some extent, he wasn't just relishing his sin knowing Jesus was a heaven card in his back pocket no matter what. It won't work. God knows.
Reminds me of an old poem I wrote once:
Every time you cross the line
the line is blurred some more,
and every time you say, “That's fine!",
there ain't no line, no more.