GUEST: Travis Allen, pastor, Grace Church (Greeley, CO)
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. –Jesus (John 10:28-29)
Last week we discussed the stunning announcement by Josh Harris—former pastor of a prominent church and popular Christian speaker and author—that he is getting divorced and no longer considers himself a Christian. Since then, he marched in a homosexual “pride” event in Vancouver.
We talked about his 1997 bestselling book, I Kissed Dating Good-Bye, which advanced the courtship movement over the date-and-break-up culture and how negative feedback led Harris to reconsider and renounce the book a few years ago.
In Part 2 this weekend on The Christian Worldview, we are going to examine an even more important issue: Can a Christian lose his/her faith?
One side says, “If one chooses faith in Christ, one can choose to walk away.” While the other side says, “Once saved, always saved.”
So what does the Bible say? Travis Allen, senior pastor of Grace Church (Greeley, CO), joins us this weekend to answer this important question.
Short Take #1: What was your reaction when Josh Harris announced he was getting a divorce and that he was no longer a Christian?
Short Take #2: Harris marched recently in a homosexual parade. How to explain how one goes from Evangelical pastor to LGBTQ supporter?
Short Take #3: Can a Christian lose their faith?
Short Take #4: Can someone renounce their faith and then come back?
Short Take #5: What is the lesson in this for those who call themselves Christians?