UNALTERABLYCHANGES HIS POSITION BEFORE CHRIST DRAMATICALLY. On one side of the believer's walk, ARMINIANISM IS CORRECT, AND ON THE OTHER SIDE, THECALVINISTIC DOCTRINE IS TRUE. I will prove to you beyond all doubt thatArminianism is correct
PRIOR TO UNION WITH CHRIST,
and that Calvinism iscorrect
AFTER UNION WITH CHRIST
(on the issue of eternal security).Union with the LIVING CHRIST, that is
KNOWING CHRIST EXPERIENTIALLY
isthe crossover point. Regeneration and the bestowement of Agape love
the crossover point. The Scriptures CATEGORICALLY PROVE IT. If there were a more powerfulword I would use it. We will first examine the issue of ABSOLUTE ETERNALSECURITY, and then we will take up the other verse which oppose it, and prove
BOTHARE TRUE, BOTH FIT IN THE WALK OF THE TRUE CHRISTIAN.
The believer has now walked the narrow way, undergone experiential soul death, has hadthe revelation of and has had the revelation of and has accepted agape love, and has had it bestowed. It is imperative to understand that it is
that is regenerated andresurrected to a new life, not the soul man, sense man. That part of man still has theknowledge of good and evil and that is referred to as the OLD MAN. Because Christ onlytakes up residence in the very center of man, in their inner heart; the agape love presenceis referred to as the "seed" of Christ:
"WHOSOEVER IS BORN OF GOD DOTH NOT COMMIT SIN; for HIS (Christ's)SEED REMAINETH IN HIM; andHE CANNOT SIN, because HE IS BORN OF GOD." (1John 3:9)
This is a very important verse for us, because it begins to lay the groundwork for theconcept of
ETERNAL SECURITY IN JESUS CHRIST.
There are many aspects to thisdoctrine, including the nature of agape love, the doctrine of pure grace, the power of Christ, the nature of regeneration itself, the words of Christ Himself, and the depravity of man. This verse says that WHOSOEVER IS BORN OF GOD. That is THECONDITION. In other words, ONLY THOSE WHO ARE BORN OF GOD. Thus we cansay, ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE WALKED THE NARROW WAY UNTO DEATH,AND WHO MET CHRIST, HAD THE AGAPE LOVE ISSUE SETTLED, AND HAVEALLOWED CHRIST TO ENTER THEIR INNER HEARTS.This verse is directed ONLY AT THEM. It is an IMPERATIVE CONDITION. The wordfor "born" here is "genneo", which means
REGENERATED, PROCREATED,BROUGHT FORTH
Whosoever is regenerated OF GOD. He does not commit sin. TheGreek structure would be more accurately translated, does not
commitsin. Why? Because the SEED OF CHRIST remains in the believer. This is a crucialstatement. The seed of Christ is of course
THE NEW HEART OF AGAPE LOVE.
Once a believer is GRANTED A NEW HEART, AND IS BESTOWED AGAPE LOVE,IT "REMAINETH". The word "remaineth" is "meno". It means