For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
The last two weeks on the program, we have discussed discernment and apostasy. Discernment is the call for the believer to measure everything, especially spiritual teachers and their teaching, against the truth of Scripture, so that sound doctrine can be elevated and errant doctrine can be exposed and removed.
Where discernment is not exercised, all manner of false teaching fills the vacuum, leading the church into apostasy, which is a departing or falling away from primary doctrines of the faith, such as the character and nature of God and the person and work of Jesus Christ.
The question that arises when discussing apostasy is “Can a true Christ-follower depart the faith into apostasy?” This would be the person who outwardly professes faith in Christ and appears to live the Christian life—attends church, reads the Bible, teaches or serves in ministry—but then just walks away from the faith or starts promoting heretical doctrines.
This weekend on The Christian Worldview, Todd Friel, host of Wretched Radio and TV, joins us to discuss eternal security and whether the believer is “once saved, always saved.”