Strawman Fallacy Against Conditional Security

A primary false accusation or distortion against those who reject eternal security seems to be that a person who embraces a conditional security is believing in a works salvation or cannot have salvation assurance. Both charges are absolutely untrue and unfair. The straw man fallacy applies here:

The straw man fallacy occurs when a person distorts an opposing position in some way, then attacks and demolishes this distorted position. By demolishing the distorted position, he or she claims to have demolished the entire position. (Henry Virkler, A Christian’s Guide to Critical Thinking, p. 227)

Regarding good deeds, it is not that good deeds will save, but sin can bring forth spiritual death (Jam 1:14, 15 cf. Lk 15:24,32). After initial salvation, we must persist in doing good to get eternal life (Rom 2:7).

The Bible teaches a present tense believer in Jesus has a present-tense assurance of salvation (1 Jn 5:12, 13). On the other hand, even if there was not any salvation assurance for the present tense believer, this still would not refute the believer’s conditional security. Only Scripture can do that, but instead of refuting such, it affirms it.

Copyright, Dan Corner.

Defining Salvation

Salvation is repenting of sinful acts and placing all 100% of your faith in Jesus alone. You must prove your repentance by your deeds. Stop doing wicked things. Obey the Holy Bible. Jesus taught the road to life is hard. Not many find eternal life according to the Bible. Many people who got saved fell away. In other words, after finding salvation, you must endure to the end to get into God’s kingdom and escape the fiery lake of burning sulfur. Eternal life comes to those who repent the second they believe on Jesus. There are many false teachings in our day such as once saved always saved. True biblical grace teaches that eternal life is a hope that is also yet to be reaped in the age to come and only for those who persist in doing good and don’t grow weary or give up. Does that describe you?

Eternal Security Teachers Claim The Sexually Immoral Are Saved

Excerpted from The Believer’s Conditional Security by Dan Corner, available at http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org (Copyright 2000 Daniel D. Corner)

The following Eternal Security Teachers think that Paul believed one could be sexually immoral and saved at the same time, according to 1 Corinthians 5:

The man who had “his father’s wife”—a terrible sin—didn’t lose his salvation thereby…. (Dave Hunt, The Berean Call, July 1996, p. 3)

In spite of the sin of fornication, Paul still regarded the person as a saved man. (Robert Glen Gromacki, Salvation is Forever, p. 138)

Some have regarded 1 Corinthians 5:5 as the strongest verse in the Bible for once saved, always saved and I would not disagree. (R. T. Kendall, Once Saved, Always Saved (Chicago: Moody Press, 1985), p. 156

In spite of what Dave Hunt, Gromacki and Kendall say, the unnamed man in 1 Corinthians 5, who was sexually immoral, was never identified as a true Christian while sexually immoral! Instead, Paul identified this man by the term wicked in verse 13, which is the same word in the Greek (poneros) found in Mt. 13:49,50 describing those who will be cast into the fiery furnace:

This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth (NIV).

Note: Paul knew the man was wicked based on his sexual immorality, regardless of any past moment of faith. He goes on to say of the same person in 1 Cor. 5:5 (NKJV):

Deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

Again, Paul knew that this sexually immoral man wasn’t saved, for the Corinthian congregation was told to hand him over to Satan so his sinful nature (flesh, NKJV) would be destroyed, that his spirit may be saved. If may be saved in 1 Cor. 5:5 means saved at that moment then it must mean the same in 1 Cor. 10:33 where it is also found, but that would be ludicrous:

For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.

Also, the same Greek word translated flesh (sarx) in 1 Cor. 5:5 is also found in Gal. 5:19 and includes fornication (porneia), the very sin the unnamed man of 1 Corinthians 5 was guilty of (v. 1). In light of Gal. 5:19-21, with especially the warning of verse 21 in mind, Paul wanted his flesh, or sinful nature (sarx) destroyed, not his body (soma), so that he could inherit the kingdom of God and not be lost.

Beyond all of this, in the very next chapter, Paul specifically mentioned the sexually immoral, states they are wicked and then says, don’t be deceived, they will not inherit the kingdom of God:

Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Cor 6:9-10)

In spite of this clear teaching from Paul, who knew more about grace than anyone in our day, many remain deceived about the sexually immoral. True grace teaching does not allow the sexually immoral into the kingdom of God. Only the counterfeit grace message, which is a license for immorality, tries to do this!

Judge Not Or Make A Righteous Judgment? by Dan Corner

Perhaps one of the best known Bible verses is, “Judge not lest ye be judged” (Mt 7:1). Those who condemn others for judging misuse this passage and fail to realize, however, that even they are making a judgment by saying such. They are also unaware that Christians are commanded to judge (Jn 7:24) and that Jesus commended Simon for making a right judgment (Lk 7:43).

Paul wrote,

The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man’s judgment. (1 Cor 2:15)

Paul declared that he had passed judgment upon the wicked sexually immoral man in the Corinthian congregation (1 Cor 5:3). He also taught that Christians will judge the world and angels (1 Cor 6:2,3).

The kind of judgment Jesus opposed was hyprocritical judgment. In other words, as Jesus taught, first remove the plank from your own eye so that you will then see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye (Mt 7:1-5). If you are doing the same things which you condemn in another, that is hyprocritcal judgment that will bring God’s judgment upon the hyprocrite.

For more information on the subject of judging, please view the informative video below by holiness preacher, Brother Dan Corner.


Make a Right Judgment | The Command to Judge by Evangelist Dan Corner.

Pornography | Mental Adultery | Lust in the Heart | Playboy

Pornographic Lust is Mental Adultery which will damn your eternal soul to HellPlease note the serious consequences of pornography. According to Jesus, it’s possible to end up in Hell over lust. The serious consequences of mental adultery are mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 5:28, 29:

But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed ADULTERY with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into HELL.

Too many church people take the sin of lust far too lightly, whereas Jesus taught to tear out your eyes and throw them away rather than having your whole body be thrown into hell (Matt 5:29). This is not to say a glance at someone’s body is always adultery. Temptation only becomes sin when one yields to it. But when one longs for another, then he is indeed guilty of adultery.

Though this may sound extreme, it would be far better for the world if Playboy headquarters was demolished along with all the Playboy and similar magazines. They are not adult magazines, they are adultERY magazines! Only God knows how many millions of men have committed adultery in their hearts through the sin of lusting after women. This is also an indictment against being 95% naked at the beach or public swimming pool. Professing Christian women must dress modestly (1 Tim 2:9) lest they stumble another into committing mental adultery. A woman who dresses to make men lust after her is no better than a prostitute!

So how can you get the victory over lust? Hide God’s word in your heart and avoid certain people, places and things that lead you into temptation. You are battling for eternity and the stakes could not be higher.

The following audio message on Pornography by Brother Dan Corner should prove a blessing to anyone struggling with the sin of lust.

Pornography Audio by Dan Corner

Why Evil Men Love Darkness and Hate Gospel Light | Dan Corner

Have you ever wondered why those on the road to hell treat Christians (and their wonderful gospel message) so badly? Here’s the answer:

This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. (John 3:19,20)

Evil doers hate and love the wrong things! They love darkness and hate the light, the opposite of a real Christian, one who has eternal life. So how wicked is society—past and present—with that in mind? The answer is: Since the MAJORITY of people are on the road to hell and are also evil doers, then the MAJORITY of people love spiritual darkness (false doctrines, sin, etc.) and hate spiritual light (God’s truth and an obedient faith with commitment to the Lord Jesus). All Christians were there at one time, but God’s wonderful gospel, when received, changed things in the most blessed way. To become a new creation in Christ means goals, values and ambitions all change for the good to please God and help others.

God bless you.

Dan Corner is an evangelical holiness preacher whose love for souls compels him to share the gospel with others.

Eternal Salvation Is Not Eternal Security | Dan Corner

Can a person who loses his eternal salvation ever get saved again? Some erroneously think that eternal salvation means eternal security but the two terms are NOT the same. Eternal salvation is only for those who OBEY JESUS (Heb 5:9) whereas eternal security teaches one is saved forever regardless of what he does or fails to do. Once saved always saved is a popular myth having nothing to do with Biblical facts. Many are in hell now because of this snare to the soul. The real plan of salvation is repentance towards God and faith in Christ Jesus. Christians must endure to the end to be saved (Mt 10:22; Heb 3:14; Rev 2:10,11, etc.)


Dan Corner teaches about Eternal Salvation, Eternal Sin, Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, Backslider

Dan Corner has decades of experience in teaching the Bible and has written the most exhaustive refutation to once saved always saved that was ever written entitled, “The Believer’s Conditional Security: Eternal Security Refuted.” Get your own copy from his website at http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org