Monday, 25 February 2013
TILL THE COWS COME HOME
Proponents of easy believism support the doctrine of “once saved, always saved” (OSAS). Once you have accepted Christ, you can relax; you have bought your ticket to heaven and nothing can change your fate.
There will always be those who believe in OSAS (once saved always saved). And others who are equally headstrong and do not believe in OSAS. Both camps, equally strong in their convictions, have their own blind spots.
We could talk about this dilemma until the cows come home but, most probably, it wouldn't solve anything. It is likely that each side will maintain their doctrinal stand.
I am not trying to “convert” anyone to my side. Just sharing. The Internet is a level playing field. No need to get heated up or get personal. This is my two cents:
What I hope to achieve is that people will become more open-minded and search the scriptures for themselves:
“And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth” (Acts 17:11).
"Faith is good only when it engages truth; when it is made to rest upon falsehood it can and often does lead to eternal tragedy." – A. W. Tozer