In "Arminianism and the Gospel," Tom Wells said this:

<<This leaves the other answer: Certain things that are demanded by the Bible for faith, not only logically but in every sense, cannot be omitted and these things are among them. But even in this form, the argument can hardly be defended. Instead, something like the following is said: "The Bible teaches that a man cannot think his works enter into his salvation as its source, and every Arminian (and many others) believes just the opposite. Therefore no Arminian can be saved." (In theological terms, a man cannot be a synergist and be saved.) In the form of a syllogism the argument looks like this:

Major premise: No one who believes that his own works are any part of the basis of salvation can be saved.

Minor Premise: Every Arminian believes that at least one of his own works (i.e., his faith) is a basis of his salvation.

Conclusion: Therefore, no Arminian can be saved.

What, if anything, is wrong with this syllogism? The proof for the major premise is lacking in Scripture. It is true that our works play no part in our salvation, that is, our justification before God. But it is not true that the Scripture teaches that an error in this matter is fatal.>>

This tells it all, doesn't it?!

In Christ,

Marc


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