the other day and have always wanted to ask:
If God did not mean eternal life when He said it in His word, would He not have described it instead as "almost eternal life" or "not quite but close to eternal life"?
If He meant eternal life, and He said "I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand," (John 10:28), and that eternal life was based upon His faithfulness, never the person's, then why do some insist on believing that one can lose eternal life?
How do you lose that which is eternal? Because if you received something eternal, that which cannot end, at what point can you lose the not able to end, eternal part? How can that which cannot end, end?
I suggest that it is because they choose not to read the whole counsel of God's word in its context or that they choose to trust in their own power and possibility of tearing themselves out of God's hand, though He says they cannot, or that they choose to trust in their own sustaining perseverance or lack thereof, or some combination of these.
Froth away or rest in Him. There's a choice for you.