Once saved, always saved (OSAS)???

Once saved, always saved (OSAS)???


Correction 3/4/2020: After reading Romans 4 and 5, the Holy Spirit revealed that grace is not the gift; the gift is righteousness. Romans 5:15 let's us know that the gift is not grace, but that it comes through grace. Romans 5:17 let's us know that the gift is righteousness. Romans 5:21 uses an antonym for sin, and it's grace, and uses an antonym for death, and it's eternal life. Romans 4 let's us know how Abraham obtained this gift of righteousness, and it's obtained through faith in Jesus Christ. Again, in Romans 6:1 the opposite of sin is grace; in Romans 6:15, Paul continues on to speak about sin being the opposite of grace. So when we read the book of Ephesians (which is also written by Paul the Apostle), and we read in Ephesians 2:8-9 that For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. We should understand that Paul is not saying that grace is a gift. Rather, Paul is saying through faith, you have grace and are saved, and this is not 'from' yourselves, it is the [righteousness] of God.


Paul's rhetorical question: What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may
increase?

Paul answers his own question: By no means! We are those who have died to sin;how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin because anyone who has died has been set free from sin. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace. -Romans 6

This baptism represents:
1. The NEW life we have in Jesus, under the covenant of grace.
2. Death to sin, now that we have authority in Jesus's name to overcome. WE ARE FREE FROM SIN, NOT TO SIN.

Revelation 3:14 “Write this to the angel of the church in the city of Laodicea: ‘The One Who says, Let it be so, the One Who is faithful, the One Who tells what is true, the One Who made everything in God’s world, says this: I know what you are doing. You are not cold or hot. I wish you were one or the other. But because you are warm, and not hot or cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. You say that you are rich and that you need nothing, but you do not know that you are so troubled in mind and heart. You are poor and blind and without clothes. You should buy gold from Me that has been tested by fire that you may be rich. Buy white clothes to dress yourself so the shame of not wearing clothes will be taken away. Buy medicine to put on your eyes so you can see. I speak strong words to those I love and I punish them. Have a strong desire to please the Lord. Be sorry for your sins and turn from them. See! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and we will eat together. I will allow the one who has power and wins to sit with Me on My throne, as I also had power and won and sat down with My Father on His throne.You have ears! Then listen to what the Spirit says to the churches."

To answer your question grace is transformational. It doesn't allow us to live in sin, it changes us.

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