Can truly born-again believers drift permanently away from their relationship with the Lord, or are they eternally secure?
In the old days, this used to be called the “perseverance of the saints” (believers). All that means is the persistence of Christians to keep their relationship with the Lord. So the related question often comes up: Can a truly born-again believer walk away from this relationship?
Renewalists believe a wide range of versions of the term, because there are a wide range of Renewalists, but here is what the vast majority believe, as I have observed things.
Renewalists are a diverse group, so they believe different things about justification. However, by my observations, the majority of them believe what’s in this post.
What is justification? Can God declare a guilty man not guilty?
When we experience salvation, we respond to it in our daily lives. How doe we and should we respond?
Who brought it about? How did salvation happen? Do we play our part to receive it?
The Scriptures use metaphors or imagery to describe salvation.
Read the Scriptural answer.
Start with this post, if you want the Bible basics. It will boil things down and clarify them. Key Hebrew and Greek words, too.