“Lordship Salvation” versus “Easy Believism”
It seems as if these types of terms are generally coined by those guilty of promoting false doctrine.
In a nutshell, “Lordship Salvation” proponents teach that submission is a requirement for salvation and is added to simple belief or trusting in Jesus Christ for one’s salvation. On the other hand, many of these same “Lordship people” claim that “easy believism” teachers teach that one can totally turn away and stop believing and yet still be saved. This of course is ridiculous since if one truly exercises faith in Christ, he or she will grow in faith as time goes on since the true believer has the Helper or Holy Spirit within.
So the truth lies somewhere between both claimed extremes which is the true Biblical teaching regarding salvation. The stand-a-lone verse John 3:16 states the simplicity of entering into true Christianity, “Believe (meaning to trust in) on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.”
Scripture teaches that salvation is so simple that a child can easily understand. However, the Christian life and the struggle with sin can be difficult and some times the battle grows fierce. But, we have the Helper or Holy Spirit within.