This is a paradox to OSAS that I have yet to hear a reasonable explaination to on the side of those that believe in OSAS. Maybe someone here will have the answer. OSAS basically says that once you have trusted in Jesus Christ as your Savior and you are born again, you will go to heaven when you die under all circumstances. Non-OSAS folks say it is dependant on your continued response to the gospel throughout your life- that it is possible to reject God's grace later and life and leave home as the prodigal son did. Now, the question is, if OSAS is true, what are we to make of the folks that accept Christ and later in life live carnally or reject Christ. We are told that scripturally a saved person does not live in the flesh. So how can people say that someone who accepts Christ at one point in life and rejects him later is saved? If your answer is that they were never saved in the first place, how do you explain people who have given testimony to their salvation, lived a prayerful life, and served in Christian ministry for years, now fully reject Christ and work against the kingdom of God. If they are still saved, then it goes against what scripture says. If they were never saved, then you or I have even less of an assurance of salvation than they did, as salvation can then not be based on experience or feelings and we have no way of knowing if we are saved here on this earth.