There are sincere, Bible believing, committed Christians who come from both the Calvinism (Unconditional) and Arminianism(Conditional) camps regarding salvation.
It is obvious that I come from an Arminian perspective. It actually is the blending of the two together, which I personally believe is what the Bible teaches. That is why it seems that both sides can support their position. As I share my position I understand that there will be those who disagree-they still are my brothers and sisters in the Lord and I would hope those on either side of this issue would not use this as a means to bring separation or division.
A person can choose to walk away from their salvation-they can choose to no longer believe, trust, depend, upon Christ because they have a free will. However, it takes much effort to do this because of the seal of the Holy Spirit.
Scripture teaches that the Holy Spirit is our ‘earnest money’ to guarantee our salvation. Praise God the Holy Spirit does everything He can to keep us on track. There is no reason why we cannot make it to heaven with His help. There is nothing the devil can do to steal us from the saving grace of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin so we will repent. He shields us from the attacks of the devil when we walk in His covering. However, if we harden our heart to His correction and guidance we can walk out of His covering and open ourself up to deception. At some point we can harden our hearts and even commit the unpardonable sin-blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. A person does not walk away from their salvation because of anything the devil does, it is because they chose to believe the lies of the devil.
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