Many here likely remember the long series of debates I had with Nathan Busenitz at Pulpit Magazine in late 2006. Twice I posted the question below to Nathan. Nathan is the personal assistant to Dr. John MacArthur. He never did reply to my question.
Nathan wrote this,
“But Lordship (Salvation) sees repentance as more than just a change in dependence. It is also a change of allegiance.”In reply I cited the following passage of Scripture and asked a follow-up question.
“Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God,” (Jn. 12:42-43).The Bible says they were not open about, and would not confess a “change of allegiance.”
Did they biblically repent; were they believers?
Would any Lordship Salvation advocates care to deal with this question?