Grace and Eternal Security
One of the most powerful and destructive heresies to penetrate the Christian community is the teaching that once people are saved, they cannot lose their salvation. This is often referred to as “once in grace, always in grace” or “eternal security.” This false teaching has no doubt gained prominence due to the fact that it has such appeal to the fleshly, carnal nature. According to this doctrine, once a person is saved, he cannot lose his salvation regardless of how far he strays back into sin. This supposedly produces that which is impossible, “the sinning Christian.” To the man who wants to gratify the lust of the flesh while still maintaining the promise of eternal life, this doctrine is enticing.