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Arminius, on the other hand, believes that a Christian could lose his salvation. The Lord in the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verses 27 to 30, made it clear that no one can take away the eternal life of a believer, not even the believer himself. No matter how unspiritual or how many times a believer has failed, as long as he had sincerely confessed his sins and accepted the Lord, he would never lose his salvation. Our salvation is anchored on the Lord Jesus Christ and not upon ourselves. The Lord is the greatest in the universe, unless there is someone who can be greater than God, could it then be possible to snatch our salvation away from the Lord. Due to Arminius’ overemphasis on the free will of man, it led him to make this wrong conclusion.

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand. I and the Father are one. ~Jn10:27-30

The bible is a book full of profound knowledge and truths, covering many different aspects of our lives. However, no matter how varied are these truths, when we strive to live them out, we should not encounter a situation whereby the truths contradict with one another. Applying these truths, should lead believers to unity and not produce sects of opposing views such as those of Calvin’s and Arminius’s. Having briefly covered the short-comings of their view, it has shown that their teachings are still incomplete, which is why it has lead to doctrinal conflicts among Christians. Unless the time for the Lord to disclose this mystery has come, without the guidance of the Holy Spirit, no one will come to the full understanding of this doctrine of ‘Predestination.’ Romans, chapter 9, is the key to the disclosure of the doctrine of ‘predestination.’ By embarking on a detailed study of this passage, we shall uncover the truths behind ‘predestination’