Soldiersofcross, I think you need to understand the character of God. Proof texting verses is just systematic theology at work, its not a good model to study scriptures. I suggest you take some time and meditate on this. It is not a question of osas or losing salvation, I think your point of view depicts how you see God and how you really read the Bible and see god through it. May I suggest that you try the opposite. See christ, who i am sure has value and is of utmost importance in your life, why can't god watch a movie with me? Well because God simply doesn't do that. The same way he doesn't read news or drive to work. Does driving to work benefit you spiritually? No. Would god ever drive a harley Davidson? This is just you imagining god too much in your own terms and human structure of thought. God is not the same as us, period. Stop drawing such comparisons because they will ultimately paint a god for you who is just like you. He thinks like you and will react like you, and that my friend, leads to fear and insecurity. Believe me, I have been on the road that you are on.
If you understand the depth of tbe love of Christ and how he saved us when we were already sinners, you may see that it is out of that love that that our salvation is paid for. The price of Our salvation is not paid by our obedience or performance, it was done by Christ's obedience to his father, precisely because we can't perform right all the time. Please see that you have to put that lens of love of God and then read the bible, not the other way around. I am sure people can leave god when they want, but does god leave us too? I don't think so. I think he loves us and wants us to not go into the slavery of sin. Ultimately god is neither a accountant nor a lawyer who is looking for faults in you to pin it on you should you ever make the slightest error. I am sure Christians who sin get a bit of 'trimming' from the gardner, our heavenly father Sometimes and that's fine. But I don't think god is so prone to anger or behaves like we would, i think he is too wise, so that he knows, we err, we sin, that is why he entrusted the work of salvation in christ and not good men, who would never sin again because that is impossible , so that we might not lose salvation. Because you are right you can lose your salvation when you are trying to get it by your obedience, yes you can lose it. But if you trust Christ, you will see that there is nothing to fear, for his obedience is complete and wholly.
From one sinner to another, I hope you see the sense of it. God loves you regardless of your performance.
It would be a blessing if they missed the cairns and got lost on the way back. Or if
the Thing on the ice got them tonight.
I could only turn and stare in horror at the chief surgeon.
Death by starvation is a terrible thing, Goodsir, continued Stanley.
And with that we went below to the flame-flickering Darkness of the lower deck
and to a cold almost the equal of the Dante-esque Ninth Circle Arctic Night