Absolutely not. The majority of Protestants, all of whom accept the doctrine of Sola Fide, reject OSAS.
[quote=cjbaure]which then would demand an acceptance of “Predestination”?
No, I dont see this being a “necessary” outcome of OSAS. One topic addresses the means to salvation, the other deals with the permanancy of salvation. Separate issues.
[quote=cjbaure]Let me explain. If by faith alone, it is meant that after, having accepted Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior there is nothing we can “do” apart from the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross to enter heaven. Than it would only stand to reason, there is nothing we can “do” apart form the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross to lose heaven. Thus, “Once Saved Always Saved.”
If you choose to define “faith alone” in this manner, then, of course OSAS follows. Not everyone defines “faith alone” in this manner, however, and that is why your original premise is flawed.
[quote=cjbaure]And, if we truly believe there is nothing we can “do” to enter or lose heaven, then the mere acceptance of Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior is something we can not “do”
This is logically flawed because you never said there was nothing we could do prior to accepting Christ, you simply said that *after *one accepted Christ there was nothing that could “do” to “undo” one’s salvation. Different concepts.
[quote=cjbaure]Thus the choice we make to accept or not accept Jesus is not of our own free will, but rather one that has been predestined for us to make from the beginning of time.
Here are my thoughts:
Whether or not what you propose is true is, at best, irrelevent.
There is nothing we can do with the information. In fact, if it is true, then even our opinion of it’s truthfullness is predestined and,therefore, unreliable. That’s the best outcome if it’s true, mind you.
At worst, if it is untrue, it could lead some to a false sense of security in their destiny to glorification which might hinder them from striving for the holiness without which no one will see God.
I recommend that you read through the entire " The Golden Chain of Salvation" thread in the apologetics forum if you wish to hear some articulate discussions on both sides of the debate.