Does Anybody Agree with this Quotation? III
Often times Traditionalists are asked by those who represent their faith to hold contradictory notions in their minds at the same time. For instance:
We may cling tenaciously to the doctrine of Final Perseverance and yet at the same time we may legitimately view our own personal profession of faith with something akin to uncertainty.
Maurice Roberts, "Final Perseverance," The Banner of Truth Trust 265 (October 1985): 10
So we are to believe in the Reformed doctrine of perseverance in a general sense but doubt that we in particular are necessarily saved!
There is no security in the Traditionalist religion!
How is the Calvinist position any different than that of the Arminian?
D.A. Carson states, "Thus at their worst, the two approaches meet in strange and sad ways." "Reflections on Christian Assurance," Westminster Theological Journal 54(1992)
The two systems are exactly the same: If you do not persevere until the end in faith and good works it is off to the lake of fire!
What do you think? Do you agree with Maurice Roberts?