I asked the following question to a free grace proponent concerning atheists: Some are even former pastors as the fellow who started the debunking Christianity blog. This is a real situation and a real person. Would this fellow be saved if he debunks Christianity for the remainder of his life or would he have really just been an unsaved false professor of Christ?
Free grace proponent answer: However, if any of them did happen to believe the message as stated by Jesus and Paul, and are now atheists, of course I would say they are saved.
The Bible of course says otherwise.
Romans 8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
Would the Spirit of God be powerless to keep a believer from becoming a Christian mocking atheist? Anyone?
John 10:4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
Are we to believe that some of the sheep of Jesus do not follow him and in fact turn on him?
John 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
Are we to believe that eternal life goes to some who don’t know and in fact deny and mock Jesus?
John 17:15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.
Are we to believe that this prayer of Jesus went unanswered?
Are we to believe in a powerless gospel that is a mere offer of eternal life, but has no power to sanctify? Are we to believe a person who has truly been regenerated by God’s power and come to saving faith will turn to atheism and remain a mocking unbeliever for the rest of his life? I could go on and on with Scripture passages, but I will stop. True free grace comes with power. There is power in the blood!
Please offer up your comments on this powerless and distorted gospel that certainly qualifies as being “another gospel”!