“Lest anyone should fall”: A middle knowledge perspective on perseverance and apostolic warnings

  title={“Lest anyone should fall”: A middle knowledge perspective on perseverance and apostolic warnings},
  author={William Lane Craig},
  journal={International Journal for Philosophy of Religion},
  • W. Craig
  • Published 1 April 1991
  • Philosophy
  • International Journal for Philosophy of Religion
Adherents of the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints typically maintain that, once a person is truly regenerate, not merely will he not fall away, but that he literally cannot fall away from grace and be lost. Usually this conclusion is thought to follow from the irresistible character and intrinsic efficacy of God's grace: a person who has been regenerated by the Holy Spirit is so overwhelmed by God's love, power, and majesty that he is simply rendered incapable of committing apostasy… 
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