Barry Amundsen (28 Apr 2011)
"Re: Michael Colunga, "Are Christians who commit suicide still saved?""

Once saved always saved debates will go on apparently until Jesus comes and we all see the answer. There are many sites on the Internet that focus on this debate if that is what someone wants. John usually will allow it here up to a point but I have been noticing that when it happens here it seems to begin by the "pro"-osas side. (I don't know if Michael Colunga was responding to someone or not with his opinion about "Are Christians who commit suicide still saved?")
I am not one who just likes to debate for if I was I'd probably spend more time at those sort of sites, but at the same time I don't like to let statements go unchallenged that I believe are serious and incorrect. Each of us must make up our own minds and once they have been made up it's not likely that many will switch sides in the debate. Therefore it is for the sake of those who are still searching this out that I even get into it at all. To remain silent would be to concede to the other side it seems.
I don't even want to get into a scripture quoting thing here now either but I will instead mention something that I heard someone else say that I think is noteworthy. I heard someone say that pretty much everyone who believes in osas was taught it by teachers and pastors who learned it at seminaries or from other teachers. He said that reading and studying the Bible alone would never lead one to that belief system. So rather than get into a debate this time I would challenge each reader to let scripture and the Holy Spirit be your guide rather than men and remember if any lack wisdom let him ask of God. The Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth.