Before you think I have gone off the deep end. I believe, as the confession teaches, They, whom God has accepted in His Beloved, effectually called, and sanctified by His Spirit, can neither totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved. (WCF XVII.1)
The issue is largely semantic but is also a inability to connect the reality of the sacramental union with the objectivity of the covenant. It begins with our inability to understand the term Christian as the scriptures teach.
I want to lay this out plainly.
Let’s expand and digest this phrase. “Christians can go to hell” to “Christians, being baptized unto covenant members, can go to hell”Continue Reading on stevemacias.com