If one defines “grace” as “unmerited favor,” as I think is typical, why do we even have the phrase “fall from grace”? If one could fall from it, that implies that there was something going on to merit or deserve that grace. If that is the case, then grace is no longer grace — it is reward.
I think the fact that salvation is by grace through faith is enough to prove that salvation cannot be lost. If we didn’t deserve it to begin with, then there certainly isn’t anything that we could do to “undeserve it” even more to the point of falling from it.
Grace is free. It is unmerited, undeserved, even unsought. It is not of him who wills or of him who runs, but of God who has mercy.
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