I was raised in a denomination that routinely teaches Once Saved , Always Saved ( OSAS ) . I believed it for many years . And then I almost went to hell . How can we summarize the several ways that a Christian really could destroy their own salvation process by sin unto death if unwise or deceived ? Our entire being is not completely saved until we stand before Him ! God cannot give His grace in any circumstance that would require Him to become a liar to do so !
We were saved in our spirits . We are being saved in our souls . We shall be saved in our bodies . We shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is ! ( 1 John 3:2 ) Once a Saint realizes that OSAS rationales all fail the hamartiology ( Study of Sin ) test , how can we simplify killing sin unto death ? The wages of sin are death , and the Saint who profanes The Blood from the heart loses access to that Blood . The seal of the Spirit cannot function in an individual who is no longer eligible for The Blood . I will refer the reader to other posts on this blog for details . Clarity in hamartiology ( sin typology ) is best realized in properly balancing 1 John 5:16