Legalists believe that Salvation is conditional upon behavior and performance after being saved, or “repentance”. They believe all past sins are forgiven, but any sins committed after initial repentance are to be repented of as you go along, or you will lose your salvation.
I am not advocating sin, nor do I believe a person loses salvation for sins after initial repentance. We should confess our sins to the Lord for our conscience sake, a right relationship and fellowship with the Lord, and for growth and maturity as Christians.
That said, It has nothing to do with keeping salvation. A believer cannot go to hell. He is bought with a price, the shed blood of Jesus. There are no returns in salvation, there are no refunds. The LAST thing a believer has to worry about is going to hell.
License? not hardly. Any believer has an intuitive knowledge he will give an account for his life – all of it- the good and the bad one day. This eventuality should be enough to motivate and restrain any believer. The Bible tells us we all will stand and give account and be rewarded accordingly. That reward will be in crowns , or in stripes for the rebellious ones. It has nothing to do with salvation. Luke 12:47. 1 Cor 5;5. We are accountable, we will give an answer, but again, not concerning salvation.
If one could lose salvation:
You would only be saved from one prayer to the next sin.
You would not know if you are going to heaven until after you are dead. You may die with a sin on your account, you just don’t know (the false gospel of enduring to the end).
If you die with one sin on your account you will go to hell. Just think. A life time of good works and faithfulness prior to that was a total waste. What a gamble. (Calvinism teaches this also).
Drug addicts and alcoholics would all go to hell. By extension, I guess nicotine and caffeine outa be included as well. They condemn others for the way they THINK they live, while asserting their own sinless perfection. H Y P O C R I T E S.
there is no security, peace or assurance in Lordship salvation. one day your head is in the clouds, a few hours later, your feet are in the flames. Get prayed up, repeat the process, YO YO salvation. slip in a few “doozie” sins in the meantime- you know, go ahead and get it out of your system before you get prayed up. Might as well live it up for a bit right? wrong. You have fell from grace, and now you are riding the religion roller coaster. Now you are looking at the flesh, not the spirit.
If you could lose salvation, and get it back every time you lost it, then you could simply do as you want as long as you get prayed up and clean up good afterward. It really is a silly doctrine. And truly hypocritical. It is not hard to see what such a doctrine evolves into. The doctrine of Lordship salvation is total nonsense.
See my other posts about Lordship salvation and Calvinism, and “the false gospel of enduring to the end”
Galatians 3:1 Oh foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
2This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
4ave ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.
5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
Gal 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
“are ye so foolish? having began in the spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh?”