[quote=sara888]**Stephen, If you ask a OSAS doctrine follower, do they do works of charity, Church, communion, etc. etc. some say yes, but I then ask them if they stopped doing these things have they not walked away from their faith. **
They claim no, they are still saved and guranteed heaven because they believe in Christ and his death paid for their sins past, present and future. Its a circular discussion. Its not only unbiblical, it lacks common sense.
**They agree they should go to church and take communion, however if they dont they still have been "Grafted.“Saved” It seems they base their whole theology from one verse in the book of John and disregard Our Lords other request’s and or requirements for Salvation. **
Some Protestants are happy to have thier name written in the book of life. Then again Jesus tells us that it is the victor who will not have his name erased from the book of life. St. Paul also talks about being graphed in then to be cut off again. If you get your name written in to the book of life at baptism but have it erased upon judgement day, have you gained anything?
**NAB REV 3:5 **
"The victor will thus be dressed in white, and** I will never erase his name from the book of life** but will acknowledge his name in the presence of my Father and of his angels. **EXO 32 **
The LORD answered, "Him only who has sinned against me will I strike out of my book. Now, go and lead the people whither I have told you. My angel will go before you. When it is time for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin."
You are right. The Protestants base the foundation of their whole religion on a verse that they are misdefining. They must fully realize that their eroneous definition goes against the other teachings of Jesus.
The bible defines faith as doing what God wills you to do. The Protestants say that all one has to do is believe and then go and make up their own false definition to the word believe. Their false definition is the opposite of Jesus definition to the word believe and faith which means to obey God.
NAB JOH 3:36****Whoever believes in the Son has life eternal. Whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but must endure the wrath of God.NAB LUK 8:13
Those on the rocky ground are the ones who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. They have no root; **they believe for a while, but fall away in time of temptation.
NAB JOH 8:31"If you live according to my teaching, you are truly my disciples; then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."**NAB MAT 7:21
"None of those who cry out, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of God but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.
NAB LUK 6:43
Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’ and not put into practice what I teach you?" NAB JAM 2:14
My brothers, what good is it to profess faith without practicing it? Such faith has no power to save one, has it? If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and no food for the day, and you say to them, “Good-bye and good luck! Keep warm and well fed,” but do not meet their bodily needs, what good is that? so it is with the faith that does nothing in practice. It is thoroughly lifeless.
To such a person one might say, You have faith and I have works is that it? Show me your faith without works, and I will show you the faith that underlies my works! Do you believe that God is one? you are quite right. The demons believe that, and shudder.
NAB LUK 4:33
(Demons believe Jesus is Lord.)[indent]In the synagogue there was a man with an unclean spirit, who shrieked in a loud voice: Leave us alone! What do you want of us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are: the Holy One of God. [/indent]