He replied,“Rightly did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites (play-actors, pretenders), as it is written [in Scripture], ‘These people honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. Mark 7:6 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
This is why the once saved always saved is a lie.
Yes some profess to be baptized and be followers of Christ.
The problem is that they refuse to follow Him in their every day life. They refuse to worship Him, they refuse to thank Him, they refuse to talk with Him (in prayer- except when they want something from Him) and when He speaks with them, they refuse to listen, understand and obey. In short they are charlatans.
Too many folks put on the outward mask of Christ while the inward heart belongs to satan. They play at being Christian with going to church, going to Bible studies maybe even reading the Bible but they do not walk the walk. They are make believe Christians just as the charlatans are playing the part in a play. If they foolishly believe they are saved they are in for a rude awakening on Judgement Day.
“The man who is not sanctified to the extent of obeying God rather than Satan has not been justified either, making it an obvious fact that he is never saved without either.” Burton Coffman
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Emet (God of truth) for favoring me with Your excellent truth to enlighten me to the charlatans that play act devotion unto You. In this regard You direct me away from these phonies less they spread this unholy disease unto me. I salute You in the name of He who exposed the phonies while walking amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen
May your house be filled with joy in the morning and sweet dreams at night. May it be a home where love has come to live. Joseph a son of Jehovah