I don’t really know of anyone who believes this but I’ve heard it being addressed, so I’d just add some things I found. The basis is Paul’s words in Ephesians 2:8:
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God”
But we know that not only do we have to understand the context of a Scripture, we also have to check what other Scriptures say.
- Acts 26:20- “But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judæa, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.“
- Romans 6:1-2- “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?”
- Matthew 22:12-14- “And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.”
- Matthew 25:13- “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.”
There are many more Scriptural references to show that once saved does not mean forever saved except we abide in Him and do His will so let us continually watch.
Food for thought:
There’s an argument from a “predestination” point of view (Romans 8:28-30). But there’s also man’s free will…Think about these things.
Matthew 24:13 “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”