The Teachings of

Zane Hodges, Joseph Dillow, Robert Wilkin
(The Grace Evangelical Society)

and the extreme teachings of J. D. Faust

Salvation Ready to be Revealed
(But Only For The Spiritual Few!)


"Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time" (1 Pet. 1:5)

The Teaching of Joseph Dillow

The fruitful believer
The partaker or heir
The believing believer
The overcomer

The barren believer
The carnal one (non-heir)
The saved person who stops believing
The non-overcomer

This faithful believer will be kept unto salvation ready to be revealed at the last time, which refers to the glorious reign of the "partakers" in the coming kingdom.

This unfaithful believer will not be kept unto the salvation ready to be revealed at the last time. He will not inherit the kingdom and will not reign with Christ. He will experience weeping and gnashing of teeth in outer darkness.


    See Dillow's explanation of 1 Peter 1:3-5 on pages 86 and 497.  Dillow says, "The salvation to be revealed in the last time is not deliverance from hell.  Rather, it is the glorious reign of the metochoi (partakers) in the coming kingdom.  Those Christians who persevere in faith keep themselves for this great privilege" (p. 497).  Notice how Dillow distorts and twists what the text really says.

What 1 Peter 1:3-5 says What Dillow says
They are kept by the power of God Dillow says that they "keep themselves"! 
Peter says that these born again ones have a living expectancy which involves an eternal inheritance and it is theirs only because of "His abundant mercy"  (verses 3-4). Dillow says that a certain group of elite believers earn this inheritance by persevering in the faith.
Peter speaks of those things that are true of every born again believer (verses 3-5). Dillow, without any indication from the text, distinguishes a special group of faithful believers who will gain this special inheritance.  Other born again believers will be excluded from this inheritance and will not reign with Christ.

    In 1 Peter 1:3-5, Peter is speaking of things that are true of every saved person, not just the spiritual elite. Verse 3 clearly refers to all who have been born again, not to some special class of saved people. God’s keeping power extends to every saved person, even to carnal believers.  The Great Shepherd keeps all of His sheep (1 Pet. 2:25), not just a special group of sheep.

    1 Peter 1:5 is a very important text, when understood correctly.  It helps us to understand how God keeps His children.  It says that we are constantly (present tense) being kept (guarded) by the power of God through faith.  It teaches that God keeps us; we do not keep ourselves.  How does God keep us? Hodges and Dillow teach that all believers are kept eternally secure whether they believe or not.  Peter says that we are kept by the power of God "through faith" (not "apart from faith").   God in His faithfulness not only keeps us, but He keeps us faithful!   As He did with Peter, Christ intercedes for His believers that their faith will not fail (compare Luke 22:32). 

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