Can a Christian lose their salvation?

I want to begin in 1 John.  In chapter 1:5, John begins with an absolute: ‘God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all’.  Verse 6 logically follows: ‘if we say’ (in other words, if we profess to be a Christian), but ‘walk in darkness’ – this is not a slip or a…

Songs of Degrees – Literary Introduction

Before we get into the psalms themselves, I want to examine these 15 psalms as a whole, for it is clear these psalms were compiled with thought and care. While there is linear progression from the ‘distress’ of Psalm 120 to the ultimate ‘blessing’ of the sanctuary in Psalm 134, there is also the repetition…

Psalms of Hope – Psalm 74

Remember, Remember, Remember Maschil of Asaph. O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture? Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.…O God, how long…