PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS. Those whom God has accepted in the Beloved, and sanctified by His Spirit, will never totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere to the end; and though they may fall, through neglect and temptation, into sin, whereby they grieve the Spirit, impair their graces and comforts, bring reproach on the Church, and temporal judgments on themselves, yet they shall be renewed again unto repentance, and be kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.
NOTE: At times when Paul Washer teaches his false version of salvation security it is similar to John MacArthur (a different Calvinist). They both teach a Christian can fall away temporarily and partially, but never totally or finally -- that is, until they give their sin unto death teaching! Also both Paul Washer and John MacArthur -- and all in the Reformed tradition -- must think Solomon, who turned to idolatry in his latter years and never repented, didn't totally or finally fall away!
Paul Washer also teaches a true Christian can't be practice sinning, but can sin like King David AND REMAIN SAVED! You will NEVER hear Paul Washer say that the adultery and murder committed by King David is proof David was never saved! Again, Calvinist Paul Washer believes King David was an example of an elect person who had backslid into adultery and murder, but that is not all.
According to their dangerous doctrinal fairytale, David supposedly retained his salvation, which means you will too, even if you stray to that degree! ALL Calvinists, including Paul Washer, believe those who have become elected to eternal salvation are described in the following paragraph from their Westminster Confession, Chapter 17, section 3:
Nevertheless, they may, through the temptations of Satan and of the world, the prevalency of corruption remaining in them, and the neglect of the means of their preservation, fall into grievous sins; and, for a time, continue therein: whereby they incur God's displeasure, and grieve His Holy Spirit, come to be deprived of some measure of their graces and comforts, have their hearts hardened, and their consciences wounded; hurt and scandalize others, and bring temporal judgments upon themselves.
Reader, don't be deceived by Paul Washer! ALL eternal security teachers are laying a deadly snare before your feet. Paul Washer is no exception. KNOW THIS: PAUL WASHER DOES NOT TEACH HOLY LIVING FOR SALVATION BECAUSE HE BELIEVES KING DAVID RETAINED HIS SALVATION WHEN IN ADULTERY AND MURDER! He flatly denies the righteous will die spiritually if they turn to evil (Ezek. 33:18).
Paul Washer himself is just another victim of Calvinism, but at the same time he is leading others astray. To support Paul Washer's "mission" work is to spread once saved always saved at the same time and share in the wicked work of that teaching (2 Jn 9-11). Did you know Paul Washer is also wrong about repentance? He WRONGLY teaches repentance is simply a change of mind!
What you need to understand is: repentance in its initial seed is simply a changing of the mind. (Paul Washer on Repentance, Don't Expect Instant Maturity.)
Paul Washer, you are teaching the devil's lie that the righteous cannot die spiritually through sin (Gen. 3:4). I challenge you to a text, audio or video debate on eternal security. (You can pick.) Let's place our exchanges on our web sites for the whole world to benefit by. You are spreading a counterfeit and dangerous grace which has sent multitudes to hell in their sins, but don't want to be challenged or exposed. Will you debate me, Dan Corner, on this subject or just try to ignore that we exist? If you won't debate, WHY? Jesus and his disciples all debated. (This message was sent to Paul Washer on 05-04-09 and as of present he has NEVER responded!)
NOTE: ALL Calvinists, with NO exception, teach a license to sin. Their doctrines related to key bible terms (grace, sin, eternal salvation, etc.) are warped and twisted! There is essentially no difference between any of them and Billy Graham once saved always saved.