Nobody intends to lose faith Grace<quoted text>
Paul is warning them that IF they turn from Grace and go back into legalism. "IF" doesnt mean I am going to, no matter how good an argument against Gods Grace may sound..I am grounded and settled in the HOPE of this Gospel.."IF" may scare a lot of people but IF you are a believer, You wont be moved. I am a believer..rooted and grounded in the hope of the Gospel of Grace.. Satan used that word when he addressed Jesus...IF you are the son of God....It surely didnt mean that He wasnt the Son of God. Someone could ask you, IF you are a Christian..yada yada..Doesnt mean you are not a Christian.. "IF" is a mighty word to be so small..I dont intend to Be moved from my hope so I dont focus on the negativity of the word IF..:)
But the simply fact is some do
Just like it says in Luke, some are on the rock and for a while receive the word with joy but in times of temptation turn away
Paul was delivering this message because believers had left the faith. I am sure those believers didn't think they were going to either when they started in it. Ask any of the people on WIANLAC if they thought just as you at one point, that they would never leave the faith
Besides that isn't really relevant to the point. If you feel strong in your faith that is great. But the point is if you turn from it, you won't be saved.
And you are totally missing the point not only of our exchanges but of the Bible and of your faith in general if you think accepting a different interpretation is being moved from your faith. My God, no wonder you refuse to accept what the verses say if you think accepting a different interpretation means you are abandoning your faith.
The Bible is meant for teaching and correction Grace. You really believe accepting correction would make you an unbeliever? Who is the one really living in fear?