Romans 11:20 ..Don’t be conceited, but FEAR; 21 for if God didn’t spare the natural branches [the Jews], neither will he spare you. 22 See then the GOODNESS *and* SEVERITY of God. Toward those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, IF YOU CONTINUE in his GOODNESS; OTHERWISE YOU WILL ALSO BE CUT OFF [like in Mt. 7:19 and John 15:6].
“Continuing in His kindness is required to avoid being cut off from this tree.”
“There are upwards of 80 passages in the New Testament that suggest in one way or another that a believer can fall away from the faith.”
9:00 John Calvin‘s explanation is that Paul is basically lying to his readers to scare them.
R. C. Sproul avoided the passage completely.
Jul 15, 2023