How does one interpret the Synoptic Gospels’ warning passages while affirming the irrevocable nature of salvation?
CITATION: Etukumana, G. A. 2018. How does one interpret the Synoptic Gospels’ warning passages while affirming the irrevocable nature of salvation?. HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 74(3):a5107, doi:10.4102/hts.v74i3.5107.
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The interpretation of the warning passages in the Synoptic Gospels seems confusing, if not totally unimportant, to many modern biblical interpreters and preachers. Some of these passages have a direct link to the salvation promised to believers in Christ Jesus. The interpretation of such passages in the Synoptic Gospels, while still affirming the irrevocable nature of salvation, becomes problematic. As a result of this, this work sets to develop a methodology for reading such passages with the aim of assuring Christians that their salvation in Christ is an irrevocable gift that God in Christ has provided to those that accepted him as their Saviour.