TULIP #10 – Apostasy and the Perseverance of the Saints (cont.)
Being "enlightened" by the Holy Spirit through the preaching of the gospel is not in itself the new birth. Many have received this great privilege and yet, through carelessness and unbelief, ended in apostasy.
TULIP #8 – Perseverance
Will your anchor hold? Can anyone or anything snatch us out of Christ's hand so that the believer can possibly be eternally lost? the "P" in TULIP, and the Word of God, both answer, "never!"
Promises for the Battle
The natural man does not perceive reality. He is devoid of the Spirit and explains everything in an earthly, fleshly mindset. As such, he is also lost to the wonderful promises of God such as Isaiah 54:17