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Peculiar perseverance

Romans 11:22-23 presents an interesting difficulty for the Reformed Protestant doctrine of perseverance, according to which it is impossible for the Elect to lose their salvation. Consider what St. Paul writes in Romans 11 about the People of God as

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Pruning

I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and every one that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit. (John 15:1-2) Whatever

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The Perseverance Pickle of St. Peter

Pope Peter’s penmanship presents a problem for Presbyterians’ perspective on perseverance. I am sure I will suffer for that alliteration someday, but it was worth it. [A]nyone who has escaped the pollution of the world by coming to know our

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The Reformed Doctrine of Perseverance of the Saints

Introduction There are significant difficulties harmonizing the Reformed doctrine of the perseverance of the saints with the teaching of the epistle to the Hebrews (as well as other passages of Scripture), and these difficulties show it to be an unbiblical

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Sola Fide is MIA

And not just sola fide is missing here; so too is the Reformed view of the perseverance of the saints. Look to yourselves, that you may not lose what you have worked for, but may win a full reward. [2

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