A Brief Note on the Assemblies of God Position Paper on “The Security of the Believer”

, posted by SEA

This is just a brief note to draw attention to a mistake in the Assemblies of God position paper on “The Security of the Believer,” a note that has been added to the original post of the article here on SEA. Unfortunately, the paper claims that it takes a position between the two “extremes” of Calvinism and Arminianism when it actually takes the traditional, five point Arminian view of apostasy, that true believers can forsake faith in Christ and therefore perish as unbelievers. It seems that the Assemblies of God General Presbytery did not fully understand the Arminian position on apostasy at the time the paper was written, perhaps confusing traditional Arminianism with certain forms of Wesleyanism.