There is an unbiblical doctrine where people believe once they profess with their mouth, believe with their heart and become baptized in the name of Jesus Christ they are saved and cannot loose their salvation. This belief is sometimes known as Once Saved Always Saved (OSAS). Well letís use just a little common sense and a lot of scripture to see if their claim is actually supported by Godís holy word!
Who Gets in and Who Doesnít
Letís look at just a few scriptures and rely on God given common sense to see just how impossible the OSAS doctrine is.
Letís read who will enter Godís kingdom, when they find out, and how this information is revealedí;
 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Now this is what we all look forward to; entering New Jerusalem and eternal life is the promise God says He will give to all that obey Him. Letís continue;
 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
Now letís read who inherits all things and is allowed to enter this city and who does not;
 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
So only those whose names are written in Godís book of life are permitted to enter.
Now letís read the fate of those whose name is not found written in Godís book of life;
 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
ALL of the dead were judged based upon what was written in the books. Letís continue;
 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
So whosever name is NOT found in Godís book of life will be cast into the lake of fire.
- Godís word says ONLY those whose name is in His book will enter into His holy city. Rev.21:27
- Anyone who is NOT found in Godís book of life will be cast into the lake of fire. Rev.20:15
- You do not know if your name is in Godís book of life UNTIL the book is opened and your name is read.
Now letís turn for a moment to common sense to figure out another fact;
What will be the fate of a person that dies while their name is still written in Godís book of life? Before answering understand this, once you are dead that is it. Letís quickly read the condition of the dead;
 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.
So a dead person cannot change their fate once they die. Common sense right?
With that said, a person that dies and their name is written in Godís book of life WILL receive the promise of entering New Jerusalem and eternal life.
Think about it! To die with your name written in Godís book of lifeÖÖcan a person get any more saved than that? Of course not! Whatever was needed for their name to get in God's book was done, what it takes however, is a question that will be addressed in a moment. But for now letís look at the flip side.
Is it possible to have your name removed from GodĎs book? Is it actually possible for someone to do something that will cause them to loose their salvation? Letís think about this for a second. What if it were possible for a persons name to be removed from Godís book and they died before their name is replaced? What is their fate? If it were not possible would there even be a discussion about it in the bible? Letís search Godís word to find if such a discussion ever took place.
It All Boils Down to One Thing
Letís read a conversation Moses had with God after returning from receiving the commandments. What we are about to read is really a plea to God for the wrong the people had done;
 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.
 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.
Now letís read Moses plea to the Lord;
 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.
Moses plea to God was that his name be removed from the book of life. Now did God say that was something that was not possible? On the contrary! Wouldn't that have been a good time to let us know that once a name is written in His book it can never be removed? Letís read what thus said the Lord;
 And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.
Notice God did not say it was impossible for name to be removed, He said quite the opposite! God Himself said it IS possible for a name to be removed from His book of life. Don't forget now, whatever was needed for the name to be there had to be done, otherwise God would not have put it there.
Now I know this was spoken in the OT and some may think it was only for those of that age, so letís search Godís word to see if someone other than an OT figure spoke of blotting names out of Godís book of life;
 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
Well there you have it! Not only will names be blotted out of Godís book of lifeÖ..it will be Jesus Christ doing it!!!!
So it IS possible for a name to be removed from Godís book of life, after a person has done whatever is needed to have put in! And what is it that will cause a name to be removed? Sin!!! And what does God say is sin?
ďWhosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.Ē
So a name that is written in Godís book of life is NOT permanent! And if that is the case, salvation is not guaranteed! God tells us the one thing that will cause a name to be removed is breaking His laws, or SIN!!!
The same is said in both the OT and NT.
Now letís go back to using common sense for a minute. If breaking Godís laws causes one to have their name removed from His book of life, shouldnít keeping His laws cause your name to remain?
Common sense right?
Now Iím sure there will be some that try to refute this by quoting different scriptures, or not believe it at all, but the fact of the scriptures remain.
A NAME CAN BE REMOVED FROM GODíS BOOK OF LIFE!!
Now what do you think will be the fate of a person that dies, whose name was removed and not replaced God's book of life before it is opened and read?
God already told us that;
"And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."
Now letís read some other scriptures further supporting what we have just read.
God IS Fair!
 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
Now we know what a sinner is. It is one that breaks the laws of God, which, according to God's inspired word, ALL have done. And the scriptures says he that sinneth shall die. Understand the death spoken of here is the second death. Now let's read what happens if the sinner turns from his ways, and stops breaking God's laws;
 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
 All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.
So the sinner can change his fate, as long as he is alive that is. If he stops breaking Gods laws none of his transgressions will even be mentioned.
Now let's see if there is a flip side to this. Let's read what happens to the righteous when they stop keeping Godís laws;
 But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.
So all of the good things a righteous person does can be wiped away and counted for nothing if he begins to sin. And does he have the chance to redeem himself? Let's read;
 When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.
Just like the sinner, if the once righteous dies in his sins, he shall die the second death.
This goes hand in hand with what God told Moses;
ďWhosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.Ē
Gods ways are fair and equal for both sinner and righteous, just as He says in His word.
Now some may want to still believe that they know they are saved, and once they are, they always will be, but let's read one more verse to see if a NT person thought the same way.
Let's read what Paul had to say about the possibility of him NOT making it into God's kingdom;
 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
This does not sound like a person that knows for sure they will enter into God's kingdom. So even Paul realized that it was possible for him to blow the mission and miss the mark, if he did not keep his body under subjection. Here we find that Paul didnít even consider his salvation guaranteed.
Now we know for a fact there are some that are already in Godís book of life and they died having, ďÖa good reportÖĒ. But letís read how close it will be even for them;
 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
Now if Godís righteous scarcely make itÖ..where does that leave you and I?
So there you have it.
- If a person dies and their name is in Godís book of life they will, ďÖinherit all thingsÖĒ!
- For those that die, having done something to have their name removed and not replaced, they will be, ďÖcast into
the lake of fireÖĒ!
- God says these will be the ones who names are blotted out, ďWhosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out
of my book;Ē
- Nobody finds out until, ďÖthe books were openedÖĒ
- If a name that has been removed is not replaced before they die and before the books are opened and read, the
lake of fire will be what they inherit!
Now there are those that have quoted different scriptures that may appear to say something to the contrary, but this is pretty simple to understand.
If salvation is permanent.....how can a name be REMOVED from God's book of life? After all....if a name was in the book, they must have met God's requirements for Him to put it there!
So what happened to have a name removed? God gives us only one answer;
"And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book."
OSASÖÖjust does NOT make SENSE!!!!!!!!!!!