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    OSAS= House Built on Sand

    The scriptures do not say, 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. The scriptures say, 27 τὰ πρόβατα τὰ ἐμὰ τῆς φωνῆς μου ἀκούουσιν, κἀγὼ γινώσκω αὐτὰ...
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    OSAS= House Built on Sand

    How many people who speak English as their first language know the etymology of the English word ‘faith’? By the way, “Isreal” is not a word; but “Israel” is. faith (n.) mid-13c., faith, feith, fei, fai "faithfulness to a trust or promise; loyalty to a person; honesty, truthfulness," from...
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    OSAS= House Built on Sand

    Πίστις is the Greek word for ‘faith; אֱמוּנָה is the Hebrew word for ‘faith.’
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    OSAS= House Built on Sand

    No, the root of the word is אָמַן, from which we get our word, “amen.”
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    OSAS= House Built on Sand

    First century Jews of the Christian sect living in the Hellenistic culture—as did all of the writers of the New Testament—were more familiar with Aramaic than they were with Hebrew, and they were much more familiar with Koine Greek than they were with Aramaic. Moreover, they read, studied, and...
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    OSAS= House Built on Sand

    I have in my personal library hundreds of volumes of studies on the Greek text of the New Testament by scholars representing an extremely wide spectrum of thought, including Roman Catholics, Protestants, and Jews—and NONE of these scholars hold to a view even remotely like that of Yeshaya Gruber...
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    OSAS= House Built on Sand

    It is a parallel passage because both passages explicitly teach that there is safety in the hand of God and that no one can take His people out of His hand—but if they themselves choose to sin, God will deliver them to utter destruction!
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    OSAS= House Built on Sand

    “Common sense” without factual support—indeed, there is an abundance of factual support to the contrary—has caused many people to mistakenly believe that this passage supports the doctrine of eternal security even though the parallel passage in Isaiah 43 expressly teaches the opposite! Isaiah...
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    OSAS= House Built on Sand

    That is the question that I answered. Indeed, I answered the question in my first two sentences! “The doctrine that one’s salvation is conditional upon one’s continued faith in Christ and one’s continued obedience to Him is one of the most frequently taught doctrines in the Bible. Moreover...
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    OSAS= House Built on Sand

    This allegation is false! I quoted the New Testament verses verbatim as found in the NA28 (The 28th and current edition of the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece) and stated incontrovertible facts about the verbs used in the text. I also quoted verbatim a standard translation (The 1995...
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    OSAS= House Built on Sand

    John 10:22. At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place at Jerusalem; 23. it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple in the portico of Solomon. 24. The Jews then gathered around Him, and were saying to Him, “How long will You keep us in suspense? If You are the Christ, tell...
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    OSAS= House Built on Sand

    The doctrine that one’s salvation is conditional upon one’s continued faith in Christ and one’s continued obedience to Him is one of the most frequently taught doctrines in the Bible. Moreover, the danger of a believer fatally falling away from “the living God” (Hebrews 3:12) is found...
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    Question(s) to those who believe salvation can be lost

    The doctrine of OSAS first appears in Christian literature in the 16th century. It is a doctrine derived from the, at that time, new and unbiblical doctrine that God is absolutely sovereign—and therefore no man can do anything at all to gain or lose his salvation. The Jewish people have NEVER...
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    OSAS= House Built on Sand

    It is a horrible thing when a man who professes to be a Christian makes it necessary for a Christian to toot his own horn, but some “evil workers” forced Paul to do that (Phil. 3:5-6), and I found myself to be in a very similar situation. “But whatever things were gain to me, those things I...
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    OSAS= House Built on Sand

    I have here in my study 263 commentaries on Paul’s Epistle to the Romans—including EVERY commentary on the Greek text of Romans that has been published in the English language. Most of them are first edition copies, and some of them are VERY rare! And yes, I have read and studied all 263 of...