Q. I am a believer in church age OSAS, it is just that I had a conflict at my old church and my pastor told me to “stop trying to prove once saved always saved” (since it was dividing the church up) and just live for Jesus. At the time, I put up an article about it and tagged many of my friends in it, something I regret doing so I understand where he is coming from. After that I just stopped talking about it and continued to believe in it, but I feel like I am disobeying my pastor by believing in it. I love God and I want to do what he says, but I do not want to dishonor my pastor. What do I do?
A. Romans 12:18 says, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”
You are correct in thinking you shouldn’t have gone around your pastor to publicize a disagreement between you. But disagreeing with him privately about a matter of doctrine is not dishonoring him, nor is it being disobedient. The important thing is to be obedient to the Word of God. If you are convinced, as I am, that the Bible teaches OSAS, then you should stick with what you believe, and be prepared to defend your belief if someone asks you about it. Just don’t promote contention over it .