School of Divinity
Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Book of Life, Eternal Security, Overcome, Revelation, Revelation 3:1-6; Sardis
History of Christianity | Other Religion | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Arnesen, Tory, "The Letter to Sardis and Eternal Security" (2017). Masters Theses. 444.
Does the letter to Sardis threaten eternal security? The research concerning the context of the letter, word studies for overcome, Book of Life, and an exegetical analysis reveal that the letter is both a warning and a comfort. The warning is directed to the lost people in the church as well as those without assurance, and the comfort is for the genuine believers. Eternal security is not threatened, but an exhortation to ensure that one is in the faith is present in the letter.