In another thread, this question was asked of Catholics by a OSAS person:
[quote=Curious]Do you that don’t subscribe to OSAS or at least some kind of ‘security’ walk around in fear and terror all the time? I have to admit that I"ve often wondered what kind of misery it must be to have to live knowing that you’ll never know if you’ll make it.
Well, I believe the question should and could legitimately be extended to those believers of OSAS as well. The reason I say this, is because while some believe in OSAS, and others believe salvation is a process, any human could potentially be wrong, in that we are fallible humans and are prone to err. We don’t have to err, but we are capable of it. Therefore, those who are OSAS may have no fear in terms of their salvation, but they very well could have fear of a possible uncertainty in their translation of Scripture that ultimately resulted in their belief of OSAS. Every person who believes in OSAS must admit they could be wrong…the same goes for Catholics as well. Obviously, we are all our respective faiths because we believe our beliefs are accurate, but no one should be arrogant enough to claim they are incapable of erring in terms of their interpretation of Scripture. What this means then, is that if a OSAS person dies and finds out that that wasn’t the true doctrine, then unfortunately for them that belief does not guarantee them salvation, and they have to hope they met the salvific requirements while on earth. And on the other hand, if a Catholic dies and finds out that they had been eternally saved right from their baptisms, and they had nothing to worry about, then that is just a cherry on top and they are still getting an eternity in Heaven.
So to those who believe they are OSAS, do you ever have fear that you may be wrong about that, or that your belief may not have as much biblical certainty as you would like it to? I think that is a fair question, and that those who **do **adhere to OSAS should respond here.