And that's the problem.OSAS seems to be a very poor idea.
Overconfidence could lead to bad behavior, given the Christian view that people are bad by nature, wouldn't you say?
There are many that believe in this "once saved, always saved" doctrine, especially here in Topix, that ask; "Who, who's been saved, would want to return to repetitious, willful, unrepented sin?" But, in my humble opinion, such a question proves a lack of understanding concerning the human condition. First, they ask as if such a thing is not improbable, but impossible! Then, there are many that, rather than accept that such a falling away is most possible, that those that fall away must not have been truly saved to begin with. It's ludicrous, if you ask me. I mean, I'm sure that many of the Roman Catholic priests that got exposed for molesting their underage adherents didn't take their initial vow of celibacy with pedophilia on their minds. I'm sure that many of them took their vows with as much sincerity as any other person that comes to agree and become subjective with any one of the myriad of "Christian" denominations. And what about all those that become exposed as blatant sinners in the media, that were believed to be "born again," and "saved," and to be blessed with the Holy Spirit? Did these all accept their leadership positions all the while intending on committing adultery later on in the future? Some of these "spiritual rocks" were caught in adulterous relationships, "relationships" being the keyword! Ask one of these "once saved, always saved" believers, though, if those sinful "spiritual rocks" will still be saved if they don't repent of their sins?