It's been 20-30 years since I last heard of it as a debate. I think it was between 2 radio preachers - John MacArthur and Chuck Swindoll. MacArthur in favor of Lordship Salvation and Swindoll against. I'm sure anyone can twist the argument around, but it is a good debatable topic. The rope should remain tight, and it is easy to lighten up one side or the other.

Back then, I sided more with MacArthur, but I heard some good arguments saying that he went too far. Is the current debate on the subject the same as it was back then?

John Chaney

"having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith . . ." Colossians 2:7