Some Once Saved Always Saved teachers, like influential John Ankerberg and John Weldon, who openly teach Once Saved Always Saved, state it must be taught only to genuine children of God or a deception could result regarding one’s salvation:
Obviously, the doctrine of security must be taught only to genuine children of God lest those who wrongly think they are Christians become deceived as to their true status before God. (The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute News Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1997, p. 6)
Several observations need to be made here:
(1) Once Saved Always Saved is openly taught everywhere! It often gushes forth over radio, TV, in literature and from pulpits with no apparent concern if those who wrongly think they are Christians are listening!
In fact, some salvation tracts actually have this message attached to the plan of salvation!
Even John Ankerberg and John Weldon, who recognize this danger and wrote about it, aren’t very guarded over who will read their message, for how can they know who will read their News Magazine?
(2) Since Once Saved Always Saved teachers say one can’t be sure who is truly regenerate and who isn’t, how could the Once Saved Always Saved people identify a genuine child of God from one who isn’t to teach Once Saved Always Saved to him?
For more information about the widespread problem of eternal security, consult The Believer’s Conditional Security by Dan Corner.