So I have read a lot from people who believe they are always saved that they then go on to warn that 'if you believe in a certain doctrine you are going to hell.' For example, if you believe you have to live a holy life after you are saved, then you believe in works and are destined for hell unless you repent.
This seems to be a contradiction...
Some people are saying that "if you insist in continuing a life in sin after being saved then your salvation is of no worth and you will be condemned."
Either both sides are saying the same thing, or those who believe in some false doctrine are not 'sinning' or they are. For in one they believe the false doctrine to be 'in your works' and this to be a sin that will send you to hell even after being saved; and for others it seems to be 'insisting on in living in sin in general'...it seems the difference is just in what sin you cannot live in after accepting Christ, unless I am wrong.
I was also thinking about what it means for salvation to be free, meaning not based on works but solely on Christ's work, which both sides agree on...I think the confusion comes down to this analogy...If someone was giving free lessons for the piano, you could say 'they are not free, I have to work when I go in order to learn to play the piano' or you could say 'they are free, I am paying nothing even though I am still going to have to work to play the piano.'
But if you don't go and don't work you won't get free lessons.
God bless, and I meant this email to unify and bring agreements between the opposing views
tony the lesser