The church of Christ denies a personal, sovereign election, instead believeing that God predestines us based on our future forseen faith. They also do not believe in perseverance of the saints, the idea that a true Christian is eternally secure in Christ, and that's a problem, because you can't believe in both of those propositions at the same time.
If He predestines us based on our knowledge of future faith then He must be taking into consideration our perseverance in faith, for if we had faith and then fall away we would not be saved.
So if God elects us based Him seeing our perseverance in faith until the end of our lives then we will absolutely certainly make it to the end and be saved because otherwise God saw wrong. And God is never wrong.
Which means that if you start with the premise of God forseeing faith then perseverance of the saints is logically necessary. Which is a big problem for their worldview.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
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