Considering salvation assurance beliefs to be either Calvinistis or Arminian lead to many misunderstandings about what others believe. The following is an attempt to delineate the various beliefs on this issue. 1. Unconditional Security - Once saved, always saved even if you stop believing. Works required? No Heaven assured? Yes Advocates - Charley Stanley, etc. 2. Continuing Security - If really saved, you will continue to believe. Works required? No Heaven assured? Yes Advocates - SBC Faith and Message, etc. 3. Conditional Security - Eternally secure unless you choose to stop believing. Works required? No Heaven assured? Yes Advocates - Some evangelical and pentecostal churches, etc. 4. Victorious Security - Secure as long as you live a victorious life, i.e. His spirit bearth witness with our spirit... Works required? No, but works are part of the required victorious life. Heaven assured? Yes, if living for Christ. Advocates- Some evangelical and pentecostal churches, etc. 5, Grace Plus Works - God provides grace, we provide works. Works required? Yes Heaven assured? Maybe. Advocates - Taught by many liberal churches, but church official theology may be any of the #1-4 beliefs listed above. 6. Grace, Works, Sacrements - God's grace, our works, church's sacrements. Works required? Yes Heaven assured? Yes, if faithful to Christ. Advocates - Roman Catholic Church, etc. The above provides a list of the salvation assurance beliefs that I have observed. Sometimes those of Beliefs #1 & 2 consider Beliefs 3 & 4 to be #5. Conversely, some of those of Beliefs #3-6 consider those of Belief #2 to be #1. Considering beliefs to be either Calvinistic or Arminian is too simplistic and has lead to many misunderstandings on this BB. Note that Beliefs #2,3,4 & 6 all require someone to be trusting Christ as Savior when they die to get to heaven. Contrastingly, in Belief #1 people can get to heaven when they die even if they are not trusting Christ as Savior; but they must have trusted Him at one time. The purpose here is not to debate the various beliefs, but to clarify the various beliefs. There are plenty of other threads to debate the pros and cons of the beliefs. Comments on the completeness and accuracy of the beliefs are welcome. Since there are some misconceptions about other beliefs, please comment only on the completeness and accuracy of your belief and not on the other beliefs at this time. If your have an additional belief on this issue, please provide it in the format of the other beliefs. Questions about the beliefs of others can be addressed later after this initial phase. Let's first establish the beliefs.