Chapter Twenty-Four Questions

The Perseverance of the Saints (Remaining a Christian)

  1. Did you read the entire chapter?
  2. Why is this doctrine important? Give several reasons.
  3. Give Scriptural support for this doctrine?
  4. What are three different counseling scenarios where you might question someone’s faith? Give different reasons in each scenario for questioning a person’s salvation.
  5. Now, take each of those counseling scenarios and tell me why you would not question their faith. Give a different answer for each scenario.
  6. Explain how a person who showed all the signs of salvation walked away from the faith–assuming he genuinely walked away from the faith.
  7. Do you think it’s wise to baptize a person right after they profess Christ? What are the positives? What are the negatives? Do you think it’s wise to baptize children right after their profession? Argue both sides of the discussion–to baptize and not to baptize.