Q. Several times you’ve said we’re saved forever and nothing can change that. Doesn’t that mean that Christians are free to do whatever they want without fear of any consequences?
A. Technically it does, and if we were not indwelt by the Holy Spirit who helps guide our behavior, this might happen. But history shows that it hasn’t. In fact the Church has been a force for behavior that pleases God throughout its history. And even today, after the wholesale invasion of liberal theology, false doctrine and the “wolves among the sheep” who promote these things, it’s people in the Church who continue to lead the fight against abortion, sexual slavery, same sex marriage, and other behaviors that clearly violate God’s standards for human conduct. And it’s people in the church who fight for Bible based education, abstinence among children, and other “traditional” values.