Thanks. I stand by my interpretation of those verses. But I think that we have a fundamental disagreement, so it would be pointless to continue.
Why is it pointless?
I'd like to understand how you came to the conclusion that the verse you posted is speaking of believers that fell away when the text doesn't even imply it. I even highlighted for you the context....Jesus is speaking of those who gain worldly possessions BUT deny Him...not believers who later d
It doesn't even hint that He is speaking of believers that fall away, so tell us how you came to interpret that verse the way you do.
How do you square you belief with this?
1 Peter 1
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
To those who are the called, beloved in God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ: 2 May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ