- We are saved by faith, but some may depart from the faith: “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils …” (1 Timothy 4:1).
- We are saved by grace, but some may fail of the grace of God: “Looking diligently lest any man fails of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be deﬁled …” (Hebrews 12:15).
- We are saved by hope, but some may leave that hope: “If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister …” (Colossians 1:23).
- We are saved by blood, but some may count the blood unholy: “… who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctiﬁed, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?” (Hebrews 10:29).
- We are saved by the Lord, but some may deny the Lord: “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction” (2 Peter 2:1).
- We are saved by truth, but some may err from the truth: “Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him …” (James 5:19).
- We are saved by love, but some may not keep in the love: “Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life” (Jude 21).
- We are saved by the gospel, but some may believe it in vain: “By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you unless ye have believed in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:2).
- We are saved by the promise, but some may come short of it: “Let us, therefore, fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it” (Hebrews 4:1).
- We are saved by God, but some may depart from God: “Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God” (Hebrews 3:12).
- We are saved by the Spirit, but some may do despite to Him (see Hebrews 10:29 above).
- We are saved by enduring, but some may not endure: “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved” (Matthew 10:22).
A. C. Grider