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Easy believism versus Lordship salvation

salvation lordship vs easy believism

These two sides are demonstrated in the table below.

Easy believism Lordship salvation
Sin has nothing to do with repentance. It’s a change of mind from unbelieving to believing. Sin is connected to repentance. It’s a change of mind about sin.
A saved person can commit the worst kinds of sins. A saved person has to show some fruits.
Carnal person. Spiritual person.
Wicked at the end. Spiritual at the end.
Still in sin. Turn from sin.
Not sorry for sins. Sorry for sins.
Unbelief to belief. Belief that will grow.
Doesn’t surrender everything. Have to surrender everything.

Dispensationalism can easily resolve the above dichotomy. Easy believism concentrates so much on the flesh nature, and Lordship salvation focuses on the spiritual nature. Through dispensationalism, we know that a saved believer has both carnal and spiritual natures at the same time.

A saved Christian could either be fleshy that one can hardly see the spiritual nature, but not eradicated. Or, they can be spiritual that the fleshy nature can be hardly be seen. Otherwise, it will be the eradication of flesh or the spirit, and they are both heresies.

When one gets saved in Jesus Christ, they have to grow. Otherwise, the fleshy nature can grow and the Holy Spirit will hardly be seen.

Lordship Salvationists cannot deny that carnal nature exists in saved believers, as evidenced in the following verses. 

1 Corinthians 5:1 “It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.”

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”

Easy believism also cannot deny that sin is connected to repentance for salvation. 

Acts 26:20 “But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.”

2 Corinthians 7:10 “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”

If one received a grant from the government, it’s not something one worked for. It’s a gift.

Acts 11:16 “When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.”

Saved believers should be grateful that God continues to work in us until the rapture. God chastises, rebukes, and helps the Christian to grow.

Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”