2. If you are once saved always saved why did Jesus speak of the need of
endurance, Paul of falling away from the faith.
First, a little bit more about the spirit of antichrist.
Someone can be a Christian and STILL display a teaching which is in principle in the spirit of antichrist.
It is NOT that only an unsaved person can teach a deception or something in the spirit of antichrist.
For example - I have met many evangelical Christians who are very ealous to maintain that Jesus Christ is God the Creator. And I AGREE with them that Jesus Christ is God the CREATOR. However, in their zeal they may try to say that because Christ is God the Creator He is not a creature.
They have a correct zeal to maintain that the Word was God. But they go too far to say that the WORD, becoming flesh, is not a creature. This denying that God was incarnated by being clothed in His creation - becoming flesh, taking on a human body should NOT be denied.
This denial of Christ as also a created MAN is in principle in the spirit of antichrist. Why? It is in the spirit of antichrist because it denies SOME aspect of the FULL revelation of Who Christ is in the Bible.
The paradox we simply have to live with. We cannot deny one side of the truth in order to uphold the other. BOTH aspects have to be maintained. And Christ is God the CREATOR as well as the CREATED Man. IF God became a man than He became a part of the creation of God.
So teaching in the spirit of antichrist is not identical with NOT being saved or not being a Christian.
I do not believe I have said you are not saved or are not a Christian. Some people get saved IN SPITE of being in a cult like the JWs.
What I DID say many times to you was that you should consider WHY you don't seem to have the assurance of your salvation.
Saying that you do not seem to have the assurance of salvation is not insisting that you are not saved. BUT it MAY be an indication that you have not been regenerated and therefore have not be born again and are not a Christian disciple.
Look again what the Apostle John wrote:
"You are of God, little chuldren; and you have opvercome them
[ the false teachers with a spirit of antichrist ] because because greater is He who is in you that he who is in the world." (1 John 3:4)
WAKE UP. KEEP READING. THIS IS IMPORTANT!
John said "HE WHO IS IN YOU"
But you, Robbie, because of your JW indoctrination consider it foolish to speak of Christ or God INDWELLING the believer.
But John talks all about the God who is in the believers, the Christ who is IN the believers, the Spirit who is IN the believers. So rather than consider me shutting you out, you should consider what kind of New Testament teaching you are receiving.
I stop this post here.