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Christians can fall from grace. Christians who have been hindered from obeying the truth have fallen from grace ( Gal. 5:4 , 7 ). A believer (Christian) falls away by not holding fast his confidence and the boast of his hope until the end ( Heb. 3:6 ). He has an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God ( Heb. 3:12 ). He is hardened by the deceitfulness of sin ( Heb. 3:8 , 13 , 15 ). Christians who do not endure but throw away their confidence will not receive the promise ( Heb. 10:35-39 ). The branches in Jesus that do not bear fruit are taken away, cast into the fire, and burned ( Jn. 15:1- 6 ). They do not keep Jesus' commandments ( Jn. 15:10 ). Some people will depart from the faith in the later times; giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain
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Unformatted text preview: from foods (cf. Col. 2:16-23 ; 1 Tim. 6:21 ; Jas. 5:19-20 ). Some Christians wander away from the faith because they love money ( 1 Tim. 6:9-10 ). Perilous times will come in the last days. Men will have a form of godliness but deny its power. We must turn away from them. Evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse; therefore, the falling away will grow worse and worse ( 2 Tim. 3:13 ). False prophets and false teachers lead some Christians away form God by exploiting them with deceptive words ( 2 Pet. 2:1-22 ; cf. Eph. 20:28-30 ). The people who are untaught and unstable twist the Scriptures to their destruction ( 2 Pet. 3:16 )....
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