Schreiner does an excellent job of explaining the four major viewpoints commonly held today – loss-of-salvation view, loss-of-rewards view, tests-of-genuineness view, and hypothetical loss-of salvation view – and provides an accurate representation of supporting evidence for each view. He then succinctly reveals the major flaws within each view, and provides the biblical basis for his own view; namely, God’s means-of-salvation view. To support his view, Schreiner uses chapter 2 to stress the importance of understanding salvation in the framework of already-but-not-yet, and chapter 3 is utilized to examine the nature of saving faith as seen throughout Scripture. Schreiner does an excellent job of using Scri...
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...ponents of the hypothetical loss-of-salvation view, but the practical implications seem to be much the same. I assume this is something that Schreiner will deal with at length in the remaining chapters of the book.
I have found this book to be immensely helpful in establishing a biblical framework in place of a “Calvinistic” or “Arminian” grid for understanding eternal security and the warning passages. The way in which Schreiner explains a holistic understanding of salvation is one of the most helpful explanations I have read on the topic. I am left with questions of how exactly he will deal with the warning passages, but I have a general understanding that because Scripture teaches a past, present, and future salvation that he will argue that the warning passages seek to “call for faith that endures to receive the prize” (40), and is God’s means-of-salvation.
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