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Who Said That?

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Who said that?

"Christ offers us the gift of salvation, and he will not go back on his word. But you and I are entirely capable of going back on our word by abandoning Christ and thereby forfeiting his gift of salvation . . . . Let's consider Saint John's . . . statement: No one can snatch out of Christ's hand those who whom the Father has given him. No external power is capable of wresting us out of Christ's loving embrace (Romans 8:28-29); but you can do it, if you decide to willfully rebel against God through mortal sin (1 John 5:16-17). If you die unrepentant in that state, you will have lost your salvation because you will have, in effect, snatched yourself out of Christ's hand."

OK, take a stab . . . Put your guess in the comments below. No google searches, please!

Reader Comments (37)

December 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKeith Conley
Horrible, just horrible. Is it Finney?
December 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBrianR
Norm Geisler?
December 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterChris Coleman
Hath God really said no one can snatch you out of His hand?

I would guess some televangelist like,

-The one southern preacher who's always turning red and screaming...

December 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRick B.
The grammar is not poor enough to be Copeland.
I will agree that Finney and Wesley are good stabs at it.

December 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterIvan
December 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRon
Reads like a modern evangelical, and I'm guessing an American.

I dunno, maybe Billy Graham?

December 18, 2006 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
I'll go with Finney.
December 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterScott
The use of italics for emphasis suggests a more modern author than Wesley or Finney. The style is too conversational for either. The use of "Saint John" may be another clue.
December 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterScott Roper
Evanjellyfish don't know what "mortal sins" are. This is probably a modern Roman Catholic. Too conversational to be Pope Benny, as English isn't his native language.
December 18, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterturmeric
Let me throw out a wild guess. Perhaps its the "evangelical" "Presbyterian Roman Catholic" Hugh Hewitt. Did I properly describe Mr. Hewitt? I'm just repeating a description I heard he gave of himself.
December 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSome guy
Hmmmm...Scott & tumeric makes some good points. The language is conversational, like a web posting or a popular book or article, and "mortal sin" certainly sounds Romish. Benedict XVI?
But it doesn't read like a papal statement...
December 19, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRon
Not Wesley. It's not his style (which I know very well). It's not Nelson Price, is it?
December 19, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterThe Highland Host
I used to say that before I got 'Reformed'! It's basic Assembly of God doctrine!
December 19, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterGrinningDwarf
wow, that's really comforting stuff. but good for keeping folks in line, i suppose, if that's what you are concerned with. who said it will likely not be a surprise.

December 19, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterzrim
I used to be Catholic and so I remember reading that somewhere. It's a Catholic apologist but I don't remember which one.
December 19, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterZack Flummerfelt
Neibuhr? Neihbur? Knee burr?
December 19, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJeff A.
The "gift of salvation" language is reminiscent of the ECT document. My guess is that it's one of the authors.
December 19, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAuggie Hippo
Charles Finney....!!
December 19, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSaulzallido Van Til
C.S. Lewis...seems to fit all the clues everyone has raised, he was an Anglican and expressed similiar views in 'Modern Christianity' if my memory serves me right.
December 19, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMark Lewin

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