I cannot help but be puzzled as to the doctrines held by many, in relationship to a heart of caring and compassion a believer is supposed to have for the lost. I do not believe I can ever remember of anyone that denies that one can believe they are saved and yet be lost in the end. Even those that claim OSAS are quick to remark that IF one does not make it in, they were simply not saved in the first place. Now this is not a matter of mere conjecture or possibility for Scripture is clear that ‘many’ shall be of that number of deceived. Mt 7:21 ¶ Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Now if in fact they believe they are saved, they would of necessity believe that at some point in time they had came to faith. With the constant drumbeat of OSAS or eternal security being proclaimed from the pulpits across this nation and others, telling them that their actions are in effect divorced from their faith and that nothing they could ever do can separate them from God, how is such a message not bolstering the false beliefs of the ‘many’ deceived Christ speaks of? Does one honestly believe that if they would stand before a Holy God and try to make a case for their entrance into the Kingdom, do you believe for a minute that if asked in this present world if they have ever been saved that they would clearly attest to the fact that they have believed and are saved? I think not. If they would try to convice God, why would they not try and convince man of the same? If we honestly love those that are deceived as to their standing before God, telling them that they need to believe is simply meaningless. They believe they have done that or they would not be deceived, now would they? You cannot tell them they need to examine their belief, for to do so smacks in the face of the dogma of OSAS and such questioning would certainly run counter to the idea that one needs to examine their works, for remember, it is faith apart from works, work s playing no part in their salvation, or so we are told. So tell me, those that believe in OSAS and eternal security based upon one act of faith, what are you doing or what can you do to wake those that are now deceived out of their slumber before it is too late? If you love them you will do something to awaken them while there is yet time, will you not? What will you share with them? What truth will you share that will unsettle them from their deception? Is it not true that many of the deceived may well be within the ranks of the OSAS crowd? How can you, and what truth will you use to, awaken them when they are steeped in the OSAS dogma? Could ones desire to bolster the assurance of another’s salvation by the teaching of the doctrine of OSAS be in the end found to be the catalyst for the deception of the ‘many’ that will be deceived according to Scripture? Why could not the notion of OSAS be a possible source of your deception in the end? The deceived believe now they are OK and so do we. Everyone seems to speak often of ‘knowing’ they are saved. How can we be certain and know that we are not of the number that in the end will find they have been of the 'many' deceived?