Q. I highly appreciate your views to every question thrown upon you. In this regard, I would like also to have clear explanation regarding Exodus 32:30-33, most especially in verse 33, which says, ” The LORD said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book. How do you relate this verse to OSAS? I am a born again christian and I believe on OSAS, but there are times when I sin. Does that mean that whenever I commit a sin, my name is blotted out from the book of life, and when I repent it will be written again? Please explain.
A. You can’t relate Exodus 32:30-33 to OSAS because the promise of Eternal Security was given only to the Church. No group before or after the church has been or will be promised such a blessing. Also, the Book of Life spoken of in Exodus contains the name of everyone ever born (Psalm 139:16). Your name is also written in the Lamb’s Book of Life which contains only the names of those in the Church (Rev. 21:27).
As part of the Church, all the sins of your life were forgiven at the cross (Colossians 2:13-14) and your salvation was guaranteed from the moment you believed (Ephesians 1:13-14). In fact God Himself will make you stand firm in Christ. He set His seal of ownership on you, and put His spirit in your heart to make sure of it (2 Cor. 1:21-22). Your name can never be blotted out of the Book of Life (Rev. 3:5).