Questions for the Assurance of Salvation crowd


#1

For those of you who believe that once you are saved your salvation is never in jeapordy, I have a couple of questions:

  1. What sins would cast doubt on the validity of a person’s salvation? For example, If I claimed I was saved and then proceeded to start an adulterous relationship, many people would claim that I was never really saved to begin with. So the question is, what is the list of sins that suggest a person is not saved and which sins can be committed by a saved person without their salvation being thrown into doubt?

  2. When we are saved, do we lose part of our free will. For example, does a saved person become incapable of committing adultery, but is still capable of holding a grudge?

I look forward to your answers. Thanks.


#2

In regard to question (1), it is complicated by the fact that most Protestants don’t believe there is any distinction between sins. In their theology (but not in their lives - common sense prevails here) there is no difference between stealing a pencil and murdering a child. And yet nobody ever says of pencil-stealers, “well they were never saved to begin with.”


#3

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