Q. I discovered a site that offers articles on Conditional Salvation and The Two-Phase Atonement. They claim “Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary was but the first half of the process, with the second phase still in the future. The sacrifice has been made, they say, and the blood has been shed, but the final atonement has not yet been made.
They also boast, regarding the article on Conditional Salvation, that “this article can give you many of the proofs you need to discuss this issue intelligently with others. The author, an attorney, proves beyond a reasonable doubt the falsity of the doctrine of unconditional eternal security.”
A. I’ve spent 25 years doing my own research and trust it to be conclusive. I’ve also had it confirmed by numerous scholars whose spiritual insight I respect, so I no longer spend time reading opinions that that disagree with my findings. Lawyers are taught to prove true things false and false things true. That’s how innocent people wind up in jail and guilty people go free. All it takes to know that the Bible teaches the doctrine of Eternal Security is to believe God’s word.
When Jesus said, “It is finished” (John 19:30) he meant it is finished. All that’s left for us to do is to believe it (John 3:16). And when Paul said that God has accepted responsibility for us, put his seal of ownership on us and His spirit in us, to guarantee our inheritance (2 Cor. 1:21-22) he meant just that. No power in Heaven or on Earth can break that seal (Romans 8:38-39).