One Reason I Believe in Eternal Security – John 10:24-42
From my reading in John 10:24-42 in the One Year New Testament.
One of the most clear and convincing verses that leads me to believe that we can’t lose our salvation is this one.
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me,” John 10:27–28
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me…
Once you are in Christ’s flock no one can steal you away. You are known by Jesus and he will keep you close to him as you listen to his voice and follow him.
Jesus is a good shepherd and as we established yesterday he laid down his life to protect his sheep. Knowing this gives me confidence that Jesus will seek out and bring back any sheep attempting to wander away from him if they are true sheep. The goats on the other hand are a different story, see my article on You Might Be Saved If… (Sheep Vs Goats).
I give them eternal life…
Eternal life is a gift.
It is not something that can be earned, and it is not something that can be lost. If we have been given the gift by Christ then we can not return that gift at the store. We have eternal life not because we deserve it, but because Jesus gave it to us.
and they will never perish…
You will die physically, but your spirit will never be separated by God in Hell if you have been saved by Jesus. It is amazing that Jesus can promise that those in his flock won’t experience Hell because they are safe in him. After we die physically we will never have to experience any more pain, sorrow, or death!
No one can snatch them away from me…
Jesus is God. He has the power to keep those he has saved. He continues,
“for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.” John 10:29–30
The power of Jesus is the same power as the Father’s. We can rest assured that the most powerful being in the universe has us safe and he will never let us be snatched away! That is ultimate security!
If you are a part of Christ’s flock you are safe! Also you get all the benefits now of Protection, Guidance, And Having A Full-Meaningful Life!
If you have never received the gift of eternal life and joined the flock then today is the day. Repent of your sin and decide to follow Jesus with your life! You will be eternally grateful you did!