M'man Pastor Chris Anderson has blessed us with a brief, pointed look at the Biblical doctrine of security and perseverance of the believer. On the essay itself, I don't have much to say beyond go! read!
Chris is highlighting a crucial truth. The Bible teaches we are saved through faith — not by claiming to have faith. I fear many are hoping for Heaven and heading for Hell, thanks to a false notion of eternal security. Never forget: the lost in Matthew 7:21-23 were all sure they would be saved.