Faith is the substance of things hoped for. It’s not Faith IF it’s not Faith. Meaning…Hope has it’s doubts. Why? Because hope is not yet fulfilled. Once you understand the nature of Hope and that there is fear involved because it’s part of the human condition…accept it. God created the human condition with it’s fear. Without fear the human race would not survive.
Knowing the nature of Hope being mingled with the human condition is a reality best understood by the heart. God looks upon the heart not upon traditions of men.
In comes the greatest of spiritual gifts. Hope, Faith & Love. Be glad for your doubts because doubt is part of Hope and part of Faith.
The problem is this- Rather than accept Faith and Hope for what they are men try to interject the religion of doctrine to quell natural fear of death. This “once saved always saved” obsession is the humans attempt at quelling natural fear instead of facing fear, confessing it, bringing it to God at face value so He will then fix our heart.
OSAS takes fear of damnation out of the realm of God’s solutions where it can be fixed if confessed and puts it into the realm of the human intellect as solution to fear. You will never fix your own heart by doctrines of intellect labelled “grace” or any doctrine for that matter.
Why convince others of OSAS? That’s easy…all suffer from emotional insecurity, the beast assured us of that from birth. When our breathren agree with what we teach them that means its true (be sure the heart doesn’t have to be logical but it is valid…”everyone agrees with me, so I must be correct”). Not.
If they disagree with OSAS the heart says “that means I am wrong” and that’s too scary, that takes you back to your original fear of death, so you must convince them all of OSAS then you will have peace. Then you will be safe from Hell???? Right? Can you look? Dare you look? Self Love comes to those who realize that fear is natural and to express fear exposes it to the light where it diminishes.
If this all sounds very foreign to you and even crazy then perhaps you don’t know your own heart. Perhaps the fear shaming is too cemented.
Or maybe I am WRONG. Perhaps I am the only one who has fear & obsesses to convince others for my own sake of validation to quell fear. But I think we are very much alike being breast fed by the beast system’s relentless programing of “I am bad & wrong”. A lie of course.
Go before God. Confess lack of trust and ask to get help trusting God and for faith to be strengthened. Toss the book its an idol. Seeking God in Truth and transparency is how fear is quelled.
But don’t expect Faith to morph into something it is not. Don’t expect “Hope” to morph into something it’s not. THERE IS NO CERTIFICATE OF SALVATION TO BE HAD else Hope would not exist and Faith would not be Faith.
Men do lose their salvation. Other men do not lose their salvation. Both sides of the coin are true. Free will is for all. Ask God to save you from yourself and help you understand the Faith and Hope in your own heart for THAT is where your salvation lies NOT IN THE CORRUPT BOOK with its doctrines of demons.
Truth is the solution for fear, go to God with it. But first you must be able to see your own heart and finally have peace with fear being a part of you. Hiding fear is lethal.