One final thing we will consider in this series on sound reasoning and objective logic in Bible interpretation. Consider this statement:
“Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he FALL.”
1 CORINTHIANS 10:12
Questions: Who is writing? What did he say? To whom did he say it? Why did he say it? What is implied?
The apostle Paul is writing to saved persons (in Corinth, Greece). He warns these saved persons, that if any saved persons think they are “A-OK,” they had better “be careful that they don’t fall,” which—as the context makes clear (cf. vv. 1-11)—means “from grace.”
Let’s make a simple, logical deduction: When an inspired apostle warns Christians to “be careful” so they don’t “fall,” then clearly it is possible for Christians to fall!
But if that’s not enough, hear the apostle’s unmistakeable words to some other Christians:
“You are severed from Christ… …you have FALLEN AWAY FROM GRACE.”
Clearer words there are none. According to the Holy Spirit, it is absolutely possible for one who is truly saved to become unsaved. In fact, due to the number and manner of inspired warnings against such, we know that falling from grace is not only possible—it is easy.
Friend, God has spoken, and has given you what He has spoken (2 Tim. 3:16,17; 2 Pet. 1:3,4). Don’t suffer eternally for believing a lie (2 Th. 2:11; 1 Tim. 4:2; cf. 1 Kgs. 13:11-24).