Believers Are Eternally Secure
We have proof from the Scriptures that the believer will enter heaven when this life is over, no matter what might have tried to keep him out. And since this is the case, which we will see, what great confidence should we have that nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus. (Rom.8:38) And we will not have to rely upon anything within ourselves to get us there, but a faith only in One whose purpose for us cannot be thwarted. Oh, what a joy to be pondered upon, oh what a confidence to be realized, oh what doubts will be done away with! When all is said and done, we will have fought the good fight, we will have finished the course, and we will have kept the faith.(2Tim.4:7) We will have received a crown of righteousness,(2Tim.4:8) an unfading crown of glory,(1Pet.5:4) and the crown of life,(James 1:12) which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
So, if we will not get ourselves there upon anything in ourselves, how will we? We have faith in a God in Whom there is nothing too difficult for Him,(Jer.32:27)and with a God in Whom all things are possible.(Math.19:26) Knowing that it is He who made us, and not we ourselves,(Psa.100:3)that He counts all the stars and has given each one a name,(Psa.147:4)and that He made the great light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night.(Gen.1:16) Remember He is the One who made the seas,(Psa.95:5) and is also the One who calmed them(Mark 4:39), remember He is the One who wove you in your mother's womb,(Psa.139:13)and is also the One Who caused you to be born again by the Spirit,(John 3:7-8) and remember He is the One who raised Lazarus from the dead(John 11:44) and is also the One Who will give life to your mortal bodies.(Rom.8:11)
So, with all of that said, Jesus says in John 6:37,"All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out." A LITOTES is a figure of speech, meaning that you affirm something by denying it's, "For(because) I have come down from Heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. This is the will opposite. That you deny something to affirm the opposite. Jesus is doing just that. You may be asked, how did you do on your test, you say, not too bad, meaning you did pretty good. Jesus is saying, He will certainly not cast you out, meaning He will certainly keep you in. If we come to Him, He will not throw us out. And verses 38, and 39 following in John 6, says just that of Him who sent Me, that of all He has given Me, I lose nothing but raise it up on the last day."
D.A. Carson says, "It is no more possible for someone whom the Father has given to the Son, to fall away, than it is for the Son to fail to obey His Father. Indeed, that is exactly what it would take. For Jesus to lose someone whom the Father has given to the Son, Jesus would either have to refuse to obey His Father, or prove unable to obey His Father, both of which are unthinkable." If anyone has told you that you can lose your salvation, you must have had a hand in getting it. But since you did not, but that it was you whom He predestined, that it was you whom He called, that it was you whom He justified, that it was you whom He glorified. If you are justified by Him, you cannot be unjustified, you have an absolute eternal security. There are no failures, no one comes up short, there are no dropouts. You have been given eternal life, and you will never perish, no one can snatch you out of His hand or His Father's hand. Because He and the Father are one. (John 10:30)
Elder Randy Slak