Those who embrace the Once Saved, Always Saved (OSAS) premise believe that whatever moral decisions Christians make after being saved do not matter at all—since they will finally be saved, no matter what happens.
- God’s guidance through the cloud (verse 2)
- God’s deliverance as the Red Sea parted miraculously (verse2)
- God’s supply of miraculous food, manna (verse 3)
- God’s supply of miraculous water from the rock (verse 4)
- Worshipped the golden calf (verse 7)
- Worshipped Baal, indulged in sexual immorality, resulting in the plague (verse 8)
- Put God to the test by complaining about food; destroyed by serpents (verse 9)
- Grumbled against Moses’ authority—Korah’s rebellion—and were destroyed (verse 10)
THE GREAT FALLING AWAY
ONCE SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED?
"The challenge I have with this teaching—ONCE SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED (OSAS)—is its failure to interpret individual passages honestly that disagree with this particular system. For example, Hebrews 6:1-8 and 10:24-29 clearly teach that people, after receiving the saving knowledge of Christ, can fall away and lose their salvation. Second Peter 2:20-22 and James 5:19-20 are as clear as tar on snow that a believer can fall away and once again be called sinners who have to be restored."