At one point in my life I embraced the doctrine of OSAS. But I now know that I was absolutely wrong. There is eternal security for the children of God. But being a child of God is more than just embracing an emotional experience and walking down the aisle of a church. Being a child of God means that a person has come to the end of themselves and has accepted the gospel of Jesus Christ. As a child of God, we have been given the Holy Spirit to dwell inside of us. As Saints, we depart from iniquity and embrace the Word of God as the standard that we live by. We are holy, because God is holy. We are a new creation in Christ. The Holy Spirit guides us to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, and a holy reverence for Almighty God. In that sanctifying process, we are no longer comfortable in our sin. We abhor evil and we cleave to what is good. Knowing that we will one day receive our glorified bodies, we long for God to refine us and make us more like Him. Our weaknesses cause us to cry out to God in prayer, knowing that God is good and is able to sustain and strengthen us through life. He provides for us and corrects us when we are wrong. When we see evil, we long to shine the light of God’s Word and make a difference as salt and light in this dark, dim world. As children of God who have been given the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, we bear good fruit. And as child of God, we long for other people to accept the gospel of Jesus Christ. We share the gospel, live the gospel, and we walk in the light of God’s Word, as children of light. No, this is not being religious or legalistic. It’s some of the attributes that are associated with those that have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ.