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1 John 5:18, and a Note on Perseverance and Preservation

1 John 5:18 (ESV) states, “We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.” In this verse, we see both the perseverance of the believer and the protection of that believer by […]

What Is the Sin That Leads to Death and the One That Does Not?

1 John 5:16 (ESV) states, “If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that.” Can we […]

Did God Choose Some unto Damnation?

If God decreed all things, did He actively decree that some would sin, be unbelievers, and thus be punished forever? If we were to ask Jesus for an answer to this question, He might point us to His words in Matthew 25, a prophecy of the judgment of believers and unbelievers to come at His […]


Assurance of Salvation

The book of 1 John is expressly written to have its readers know for certain whether they have eternal life or not (see 1 John 5:13). You might even say that all of Scripture informs us all about the story of salvation and how we can know that Christ indeed died for us. From a […]