By our friend John
You might be a Lordship Salvationist — IF…
1. You think that loving Jesus is the same thing as believing in Jesus. .. .
2. You believe any of the five points of Calvinism.
3. You believe that there are marks of true believers.
4. You think that an inventory of personal holiness is a litmus test for a believer.
5. Your favorite authors are John MacArthur, Paul Washer, Francis Chan or John Piper
6. You believe that repenting of or turning from sin is an essential component of being or staying saved.
7. You believe that good works are an automatic result of salvation.
8. You believe behavioral changes (the “I used to’s…”) are appropriate content for a conversion testimony.
9. You think that people who have a pattern of “big sins” must be unbelievers.
10. You give Lordship “Salvation” (LS) teachers a pass, rather than marking and avoiding them.
11. You think you must desire a relationship with Christ in order to be saved.
12. You think that a believer must feel more sensitivity to sin in his life, or he was never really saved.
13. You think that a believer cannot fail to distinguish himself from the lost world.
14. You admire the exposition of LS teachers – except for the false gospel part.
15. You believe “faith” and “faithfulness” are the same things.
16. You are comfortable with non-biblical gospel substitutes.
17. Your favorite bumper stickers are “Surrender All or Not at All” and “Heaven: Don’t Miss it for the World“.
18. You believe the “straight and narrow” refers to your behavior.
19. You believe that assurance of salvation is based on your own faithfulness.
20. You think Spurgeon did not teach Lordship salvation.
21. You think there is a difference between “head faith” and “heart faith” – and only heart faith counts.
22. You refer to Christianity as “easy believism”.
23. You think the book of James is a diagnostic tool to determine whether someone is saved or not (by their works).
24. You think Matthew 7:21-23 proves that works really are required to get into heaven after all (therefore making God out to be a liar).
25. You think that free-grace believers don’t have access to Bibles, so you quote your favorite proof texts to prove to them that faith in Christ alone won’t really save them.
26. You believe that Biblical truths can become heretical if not “properly balanced”. This is usually code for something along the lines of “the faith that saves is not alone – it’s always accompanied by good works and/or holiness.”
Note: see part 2 of this article, linked below: