<br>Dear Pilgrim,<br><br>IRT:<br>"Thus I say again, that the "abandoning of oneself" is part and parcel to true saving faith. So that if one is in any way relying upon 'self', whether that be one's 'decision for Christ' or 'enduring to the end', then the 'abandoning' is not genuine but fleshly and salvation is not owned. Any embracing of a 'sharing with God' unto salvation is synergism, i.e., faith+works=salvation and indisputable not of GRACE alone."<br><br>I have already made it clear that I believe that one must endure to the end to be saved, but that I also believe that this can only be done by the grace of God. The fact that I believe in conditional salvation is not salvation by faith + works, but simply meeting the things that God requires of us (repentance, humility, love, forgiveness, etc...) by the power of His Holy Spirit.<br><br><br>In Christ,<br>Josh