It was still a blessing to get gospel truth out to the viewing audience, however, even with Danny Fontana who openly conveyed with his facial expressions his disgust and unbelief for God's truth like this one did. Certainly, this was not nearly as bad as being sneered at like Jesus was by people who rejected truth (Luke 16:14), but his facial gestures were still there, communicating a silent message to the watchers. The name calling Danny Fontana resorted to at the very end also shows how this sort of mild persecution (Lk. 6:22,23) still exists as it did in Jesus' day.
It has, unfortunately, been our experience that the belief in eternal security often breeds an arrogance, which is also what the Bible says will happen (Rom. 11:19-23). It seems that we are living in a time similar to Isaiah's when unrepentant people only wanted to hear pleasant things, and to be told illusions (Isa. 30:10). Perhaps that is why the belief in eternal security is popular and so dearly embraced. See also 2 Tim. 4:2-4.
GOD BLESS YOU.
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