The Hope of Salvation
by Harding Brent Hedgpeth
Today, many churches teach that once a person believes and trusts in Jesus Christ, their Salvation is assured. They can know with certainty that they will go to heaven no matter what. The churches further teach that the individual has no part to play in their salvation. God does it all. These teachings are not Biblical. The Bible teaches that no person can know their ultimate destiny. The best one can do is to live a life of demonstrated faith and hope they will make it to heaven. Indeed, a person does have a part to play in their destiny, and by their choices they can stay on the pathway that leads to salvation or they can depart from it. This book clarifies the Biblical path to Salvation, articulates a Biblical argument that refutes the “assurance of salvation” doctrine and reveals the spiritual dangers that are produced by this teaching.
Harding Hedgpeth is a professional test pilot. He has no formal theological training and does not consider himself to be ‘religious’. He characterizes himself as a Believer, a follower of Jesus Christ, cleverly disguised as a test pilot. Harding, who goes by his middle name, Brent, was raised a Presbyterian and married a Catholic. He didn’t embrace the Bible, God’s Word, as The Truth until 1987 when he was 40 years old. He has studied God’s Word ever since. His daily bible reading and study made him realize that the Bible is absolutely essential to one’s Salvation. It is our roadmap to heaven. We cannot know what to believe or hot to believe without the Bible to guide us. And we cannot know how to live our live without it. Indeed, the Bible is our only reliable source of Truth.