The early Christians did not believe in the doctrine known as eternal security, or “once saved, always saved.”

http://earlychurch.com/eternal-security.php

https://pintpipeandcross.wordpress.com/2016/08/29/the-early-church-believed-in-once-saved-always-oh-wait-no-they-didnt/

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LOOK AT THE END OF THE BELOW TO SEE WHAT C. S. LEWIS CALLED THE SINNER’S PRAYER:

A post regarding “cheap” grace and the once saved, always saved doctrine

 

Can a person lose his salvation?

 

Why is the gospel taught but the gospel of the Kingdom not taught?

 

Seek first the Kingdom (gospel of the Kingdom), not the gospel (salvation)

 

Boasting about how many were saved through using the “sinners” prayer

 

Man determining who God saved

 

We’ve taken the cross out of salvation and offered its benefits

 

Who is the enemy of the cross?

 

Matthew 13: Those not in the Kingdom will be cast into the furnace of fire where there is wailing and gnashing of teeth

 

Matthew 13: Many prophets and righteous men cannot see and hear in order to understand the Kingdom

 

The Centrality of God’s Kingdom, by Dr. Gary North

 

Sinner’s prayer:
C.S. Lewis used the term “a great cataract of nonsense” to describe how people use a modern idea to construe Bible theology. One such example, perhaps the best example, is a conversion method called the Sinner’s Prayer. It is more popularly known as the Four Spiritual Laws.
Lewis used this term to describe what happens when someone looks backward at the Bible based only on what he or she has known. Instead, an evangelical should first discern conversion practices from Scriptures and then consider the topic in light of two thousand years of other thinkers. As it is, a novel technique popularized through recent revivals has replaced the Biblically sound practice.
Today, hundreds of millions hold to a belief system and salvation practice that no one had ever held until relatively recently. The notion that one can pray Jesus into his or her heart and that baptism is merely an outward sign are actually late developments. 
The prayer itself dates to the Billy Sunday era; however, the basis for talking in prayer for salvation goes back a few hundred years.

Darwin rescued rebellious Western man from Christianity’s theology of moral transgression and its doctrine of eternal doom–Dr. Gary North

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