This forum has seen many threads concerning OSAS vs. NOSAS come and go. As a rule, I do not get involved in those discussions too much. As I was reading the Bible with my wife this morning, however, I came across some interesting verses. Take a look at what Jesus says here in John 6 (NASB):
Verse 37: "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out."
Verse 39: "This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day."
Verse 65: "And He was saying, "For this reason I have said to you, that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted him from the Father."
I find these verses very interesting, since they seem to support the OSAS position. Verse 47 that everybody who the Father gives to Jesus will come to Him, verse 39 continues to say that Jesus will lose none of those that are given to Him, and verse 65 says that nobody can come to Jesus unless the Father grants it to begin with! Sounds pretty straight forward: The Father picks who comes to Jesus and who doesn't, and Jesus doesn't lose any of those who come to Him.
Now, I hope we can avoid a regular OSAS vs. NOSAS bashing contest. Instead, I hope we can discuss the above verses and how they relate to the OSAS/NOSAS positions.
How do you think these verses relate to the OSAS/NOSAS debate?