In a previous thread on OSAS Rev. Mitchell made the point that Perseverance of the Saints could be cooped by others to mean something other than what the term has historically stood for. Perseverance of the Saints is a Protestant creed. I know there are Baptists who disagree that Baptists are Protestants, and that is a worthy discussion in its own right for another thread. The following link shows how certain Baptists defined and used the term: http://www.reformedreader.org/ccc/1689lbc/english/Chapter17.htm Perseverance of the Saints is more than just a teaching on eternal security. It has to do with the progressive sanctification of the believer through trials and failures that are only able to be overcome by the mercy and grace of God.