[quote=puzzleannie]I am guessing that a denomination that preaches once saved always saved feels those who have been converted and accepted Christ have no further need of penance, conversion or sanctification because they are in like flynn, so would not be celebrating Lent. I invite their perspectives.
You’re not really being fair to OSAS. They do believe that repentance and continuing sanctification are important. But they either believe that these are inevitable (the more Calvinist position) or that they are optional (a position I agree is genuinely heretical). Many Baptists, especially in the South, distinguish between an active relationship with God (which does require repentance, progress in holiness, use of the means of grace, etc.) and one’s standing as a “saved” person, which depends only on the once-for-all experience of “accepting Christ.”
However, even this really messed-up theology still has a place (if not a sufficiently important place) for repentance and sanctification.