In order for the once saved always saved doctrine to be valid, you MUST be able to enjoy fornication for the rest of your life (after making a 20 second "decision for christ" of course).
If I can't be a fornicator for the rest of my life, then OSAS is the satanic lie that I propose it is.
OSAS says after you "make a decision for christ" you are forever saved. The bible says:
Ephesians 5 . 5 For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
For OSAS to be correct, I must be able to be immoral, impure and an idolater and STILL get into heaven. If OSAS fails at any point, it fails every point. A person should be able to accept Christ on one day, then live a life of debauchery and still get into heaven. If that's not true then OSAS is a satanic lie, period. How long does it take, 1 second to figure out how utterly, insanely ridiculous that is?
Here's another way to think about how retarded the idea is:
Imagine you get married, you have your honeymoon and you are totally in love with your spouse, without question, you are IN LOVE, and it's as real as real can get. Then TIME happens, the honeymoon wears off and other women start looking REALLY good and you decide that you have to have them and you do have them. You "made a decision" then walked away from your wife. You may even still feel love for your wife, but you decided that you had to have more, something on "the side." YOU KNOW HOW THIS WORKS OUT-DIVORCE. Your wife did'nt walk away from you, YOU WALKED AWAY FROM HER. Can that happen? Yea, every day it happens. Along these lines of walking away from "first love" here's another gem for you:
Rev 2:1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
The Lord says their candlestick shall be removed from its place unless they repent. Whatever having your candlestick removed means, I DON'T THINK IT'S GOOD.
Here's my last point today, FAITHLESS PEOPLE LOVE FAITHLESS DOCTRINES.
How much faith does it take to believe that once you "make a decision " you can never ever ever ever no matter what, no matter how vile and perverted you become, be lost? ZERO, it takes a few seconds of faith perhaps during the 20 second "decision period" then the rest of your life can be a faithless roman orgy.
Contrast that with "making a decision" then living out life as a faithfully obedient slave of Christ. This is war people. The bible says we are SOLDIERS. Soldiers swear an oath of allegiance to their country, then they are expected to DO things that soldiers do. Do you think a soldier can swear their oath, then go off to another country on a multi year party then come back and have their commander tell them "well done!" No, they would be charged as AWOL immediately and sent to jail. Do you get it yet?
We are saved by grace through faith. THROUGH FAITH...the OSAS crowd likes to drool all over "grace" and treat the rest the bible like a buffet table- take some, leave the rest. Having faith and being obedient are REQUIRED to remain "in Christ." Call faith and obedience whatever you want, they are REQUIRED, end of story, no faith and obedience, no heaven. It does'nt take a rocket scientist to figure out that faithfulness pays. Being faithful PAYS.
Here's another torpedo into the hull of OSAS
Matthew 24 :45 "Who, then, is the FAITHFUL and wise servant? The master will put that person in charge of giving the other servants their food at the right time. 46 That servant will be blessed if his master finds him doing this job when he comes. 47 I can guarantee this truth: He will put that servant in charge of all his property. 48 On the other hand, that servant, if he is wicked, may think that it will be a long time before his master comes. 49 The servant may begin to beat the other servants and eat and drink with the drunks. 50 His master will return unexpectedly. 51 Then his master will severely punish him and assign him a place with the hypocrites. People will cry and be in extreme pain there.
Wait just a minute Lord! According to the OSAS lie, IT SHOULD'NT MATTER what the Lord finds me doing when He comes back. But you said that it will go well for the servant who is found being faithful when you come back, and the servant who is found doing other things will be SEVERLY PUNISHED AND ASSIGNED A PLACE WITH THE HYPOCRITES. People will cry and be in extreme pain there....SOUND LIKE HEAVEN TO YOU? Don't think so...sorry. Jesus clearly tells us, they are both servants of the same master, with two RADICALLY differnt endings. For OSAS to be true, the bible would have to be lieing. If OSAS were true IT WOULD'NT MATTER what the servants were found doing with the Master came back, but IT DOES MATTER, read your bible and WAKE UP
WAKE UP....grace and peace
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