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What is the difference between the doctrines of “Perseverance of the Saints” and “Eternal Security?”

I know that Calvinists believe in "Eternal Security", or "Perseverance of the Saints" as it's called in the TULIP acronym. But are there other Christian groups that also believe in the concept of "once saved, always saved", without accepting the other four points of Calvinist theology?

And if I'm inappropriately equating "Eternal Security", "Perseverance of the Saints" and "Once saved, always saved" terms, please correct me on this.

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    "Perseverence of the saints" is typically used by Reformed ("calvinist") types, whereas "eternal security" and "once saved, always saves" are used by others. The concepts are related but the groups typically eschew the other's understanding of salvific security – Ray Sep 20 '11 at 22:25
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    I can't speak to other viewpoints beyond Arminianism, but the equating of the three terms is valid :) .. (sidebar, I always learned it as "perseverance/preservation of the saints" for the 'P' in TULIP) – warren Sep 20 '11 at 22:26
  • @Ray: Do you think it would be better, then, if I ask about the differences between the various concepts? – Flimzy Sep 20 '11 at 22:27
  • That might be a good follow-up. There is a real question here, though, as well, and "yes" would probably be an unsatisfying answer, so it might make sense to just broaden your question – Ray Sep 20 '11 at 22:31
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    I've asked my follow-up question... I wonder if that makes this one a dupe, though... What is the difference between the doctrines of "Perseverance of the Saints" and "Eternal Security?" – Flimzy Sep 20 '11 at 22:36

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