by David Burnfield
Re-Think God, Re-Think Grace, Re-Think Hell
1. Does Patristic Universalism believe there is eternal punishment?
2. Can you lose Salvation if you fall back into unbelief or sin?
No one can lose salvation, Christ secured it with His precious blood.
One can lose sanctification (Purification). Salvation is secure, but we must prepare for the Kingdom of God is at hand.
3. Is Baptism required to be redeemed?
Baptism is a symbolic action, and in of itself is not salvific.
Christ won victory for all, and our obedience is part of our sanctification, not a requirement for salvation.
4. Are we saved by faith?
Yes, we are saved through faith. Faith is not limited to this lifetime.
God pursues us in this life and in the next. Faith in Christ will guide us and it is credited as righteousness.