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The Gideon International is the same group of business men who are known for giving away Bibles. Their headquarters in Nashville, TN had a special edition of a book printed which teaches, among other things, the demonic doctrine of eternal security. This is what the Gideon International has spread through that special edition book:
I say, “I just want you to know, my friend, the moment you invited Christ in your life, you were saved. God guarantees that one day you will be with him in heaven. (Share Jesus Without Fear by William Fay, 1999 ed., p. 100, emphasis mine.)
That is the essence of eternal security (also known as once saved always saved, the perseverance of the saints or the preservation of the saints). That teaching will lull one to sleep, take him off his spiritual guard and quickly help to bring him to his spiritual death through sin.
Furthermore, on the inside back cover of the Gideon International New Testaments is the bold heading, Assurance As a Believer. Under that heading are various Scriptures that have been typically misused for support of the eternal security doctrine.
Sadly, the Gideon International have listed no warnings or conditions for salvations as mentioned in Mt. 10:22; Heb. 3:6,14; Rev. 2:10,11; 22:19; etc. People are being presented a dangerously misleading partial truth as the whole truth.
If you are a Christian and a member of the Gideon International, rather than helping to spread such a vile doctrine by belonging to this group, you should be fighting against it. Jude 3,4 commands Christians to contend against this counterfeit grace, another gospel and license for immorality.
(Special thanks to J. R. for bringing the above quotes to our attention.)
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