8. The Most Dangerous Case Is To Retreat From Faith
The apostle says “In latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons” (1 Tim. 4: 1). The expression to retreat from faith means that they were in faith and then they retreated from it.
The apostle speaks about the great retreat that will happen before the coming of Christ “for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs” (2 Thes. 2:3).
This is from the general point of view but from the individual point of view the apostle says “Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him” (Heb. 10:38), as we have discussed this issue before here on st-takla.org in other sections. Here he speaks about the retreat of a believer who was living in faith.
So long the believer can retreat so the believers are not the chosen ones, because the chosen ones stay in their faith all their lives until they meet the Lord.
The above are illustrations of negative kinds of faith, let us explain the positive ones.
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