Rev. Jim Hollandsworth has published Inheriting the Kingdom of God at the
Revival Focus blog.
The apostle Paul, in writing to the church at Thessalonica, speaks of the righteous judgment of God, and being counted worthy of the kingdom of God (2 Thess. 1:5). Why does he use such terminology? How can one be counted worthy of the kingdom of God? Is Paul teaching works-salvation?
I believe these verses [1 Cor. 6:9-10; Gal. 5:19-21; Eph. 5:3-5] are typically misinterpreted. Those who lean toward Arminian theology say that Paul is warning believers they will lose their salvation if they persist in grievous sins, particularly sins like those listed. This view must be rejected on the preponderance of Scriptural evidence to the contrary. Believers are eternally secure.
Another common misconception is held by Calvinist-leaning theologians, who claim those who persist in these sins demonstrate that they were never saved in the first place.