Understood. But when you get a chance read 1 Corinthians 5:5 and 11:32--and compare translations. The MEANING is there----that God chastens His children
so they will not perish with the world. But SwordMaster, in order to align with his theology MUST FOCUS on the word "may". And the word "may" is
not being used in either verse to cast doubt on the person's salvation-----but to teach the extent the Lord will go to keep us from perishing. The one verse is literally
saying to deliver the man to Satan. Why? To bring him back to the Lord of course. This is extreme----but it is showing that Lord is willing to go to EXTREME lengths with
some of His children to keep them from everlasting harm.
But SwordMaster's theology that someone who is "no longer abiding" has lost eternal life can only be supported by taking the verses which clearly disprove this,
and ALTERING THEM. He has done this times without number, using the "original Greek" as his excuse to do so. I have never had to ALTER the wording
in a verse because it teaches what it teaches. It is very clear.
Chapter 11 of 1 Corinthians is not dealing with those that have fallen away, it deals with
those who partake in an unworthy manner.
Do you really think that someone that has turned his back on God, still partakes of the body and blood