The Safest Place
“I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.” ~ John 10:28 We believe in the eternal security of the saint. First, because they are Christ’s, and He will never lose the sheep that He has bought with His blood, and received of His Father. Next, because He gives them eternal life, and if it be eternal, well then, it is eternal, and there can be no end to hell, heaven, or God. If spiritual life can die out, it is manifestly not eternal life, but temporary life. But the Lord speaks of eternal life, and that effectually shuts out the possibility of an end. Observe further that the Lord expressly says, “They shall never perish.” As long as words have a meaning, this secures believers from perishing. Then, to make the matter complete, He declares that His people are in His hand, and He defies all their enemies to pluck them out of it. We are safe in the Savior ’s grasp. So dismiss carnal fear and rest peacefully in the hollow of the Redeemer ’s hand.