Let’s make a deal on door #3!
There was an old TV show where contestants were given choices as to what their prize would be. The most famous was what lies behind door number one, door number two or door number three. Only one door had a prize worth having. The host Monte Hall would give the contestants an out with a small bribe of cash. The poor soul had to take the small amount of cash or take a chance on picking the wrong door and really get next to nothing because they guessed wrong. But if they guessed right they would get the prize they sought.
Calvinism door #1 and Arminianism door #2
When it comes to doctrines we have basically two doors to choose from. One door is Calvinism and the other door is Arminianism. And of course the devil would bribe us to choose no door at all and give us temporal pleasures that will have no lasting value.
Everyone reading this, I assume, has rejected the quick cash, the rewards of this world for either door.
But what door do we choose? Do we choose door number one or number two? We have two choices before us and these two choices seem to be at conflict with each other. It is great that the theologians have made their decisions based on rationalization of implications of what scripture says. Each doctrine completely discounts the doctrine of the other as a heresy, but to the common man who reads his scriptures we can see grounds for both doctrines.
Calvinist refuse all warnings in scripture about falling away as warnings to believers, since they are eternally saved. Anyone really saved can not fall away no matter their current spiritual condition, they would argue. For the common man reading his bible, he doesn’t convince himself of this truth, until he is well exercised in the mental calisthenics that convinces him of this truth.
Arminianism on the other hand says a man can loose his salvation. The common man reading his bible sees and accepts the warnings to believers not to backslide, be deceived, leave the faith or partake in the great falling away. With such warnings we desire to guide our lives in obedience.
However, we feel we would be in error to say a man can loose his salvation, because we recognize the Calvinist do an honorable job of defending the position of eternal security. Yet we reject the notion that a man can live without God in his live who has once made a commitment to the Lord and be saved.
So here is the church stuck with a choice of door number one or door number two. The simple man reading and applying his scripture to his life, indentifies with truths found in scripture from both doors. Yet at the same time rejects some of the dogmatic conclusions of both doors.
The real sorrow is that there appears to be this conflict in scripture, where our very gospel is split asunder and the new one man has become two different men all over again. Now to the theologian this is denied because they are right and the other side is wrong. But to us simple folks who read our gospel and live for Christ, we are not sold on either side.
Where is our door number three that we can choose? Were is the doctrine that teaches no conflict in scripture, even for the common man when he reads his bible? Where is the doctrine that does not tear in two again the new man that was created with our gospel?
Introducing door number three.
The doctrine of once saved always saved is found in scripture and the Calvinist honorably defend it. The doctrine that believers need to not fall away, live disobedient lives, fall from their first love, etc. or they will not go to heaven is also found in scripture. And this Armenians has defended honorably. Here we have two ideas, man is saved forever and the disobedient believer can still go to hell. So how is this to be reconciled to make a completely separate door number three?
The Armenians and the Calvinist have both made the same error in their doctrine which causes this rift in scripture. They have not headed the whole counsel of the doctrine of the New Testament. For some reason we have swept certain scriptures under the rug for others. And both Arminianism and Calvinism have done this.
We have swept under the rug the truth of our faith having an end and that we are to live for this end, and that we are to receive at the end of our faith the salvation our souls.
Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. 
Both sides have honorably defended the doctrine that Christ came to bear sin, but they have swept under the rug that at his second appearance He will come bringing salvation unto those that are looking for Him.
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
We are taught the elect have salvation, that it was given to them at conversion, but we have swept under the rug the scripture that agrees with the others that we have swept under the rug. That the elect have a hope of salvation.
Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
This is why Paul says we will be presented to God holy, unblameable and unreproveable if we continue in the hope of the gospel.
In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
Our door number three is to do exactly as Paul taught that is if we follow the teachings of Paul and Peter and the writers of Hebrews. We have a hope of salvation if we continue in our faith to the end, even unto our salvation, whether we obtain it in death or unto salvation when Jesus returns and gives it to us.
By putting salvation where it belongs, at the end of our faith, whether in death or in life when Christ brings it to us, there is no more conflict on once saved always saved in scripture. No more can a man loose his salvation as the Armenians teach. Yes, once a man is saved he is eternally secured as the Calvinist teach, but not before we get to the end of our faith.
We now can quit sweeping certain scriptures under the rug and choose door number three. But doesn’t this cause a new conflict in scripture with those verses that say we have been saved, you ask? Not according to the doctrine of the New Testament it doesn’t. But how you ask? The New Testament teaches we are saved, how can it be said we are saved and have a hope of salvation, you ask?
I am ready for your abuses. Please remind me of my ignorance once again and that I have no doctrine. Abuse me again, if you will, not because you address the scriptures I presented, but because you sweep them under the rug, again. But in your eagerness to speak the truth at least look for the answer is found in the New Testament. Hint, it is found in the example of our father Abraham.
 1Peter 1:9
 Hebrews 9:28
 2 Timothy 2:10
 Colossians 1:22-23