I'm not sure how the term "eternal life" is presumptuous. Is eternal never ending or not? You're rehashing your point in another wrapper aren't you? But if a child of God could fall away, here's the question; Paul said, "it's impossible to be renewed". I believe you think that the Apostle meant it'd be very hard. It'd be really hard for a man who can fall away and actually be saved or yet be saved again. That seems to be what you're thinking, isn't it? You keep bringing that up because you're hoping the point where someone would fall from grace, would be a long road to actually reach that point. I get your point... I really do. But I want to quote an eminant preacher who had a firm grasp on the subject. Although he was a Calvinist believer, I still love reading his work... If the Savior is our anchor for our soul, even the greatest tempest wouldn't be able to break that anchor. The Apostle was letting us know that if it were possible, then there would never be a path to ever be saved again.