John 10:27-29 provides one of the greatest comforts in Scripture. God assures us, as many as believe and follow our Lord, that we won’t backslide or apostatize into perdition. We will not ever lose our salvation. For as long as we’re alive on this Earth, our Lord will keep us safe in His hands and He’ll bring us safely to glory. Note these simple truths from verse 28.

  • God gives us eternal life. He cannot damn us and save us at the same time. He either does one or the other. John 10:28 makes it very clear what the Father’s wishes and will are with respect to us: it’s His will to give us eternal life, not eternal death or damnation. He wants us to spend eternity with Him in Heaven!
  • We are in God’s hands. God has His hands on us. Even though we’re still on this Earth and can’t see His hands around us, nevertheless we’re in His hands. And that, my friends, spells security and safety. We’re not on our own!
  • No one can pluck us out of God’s hands. There are all kinds of men, demons, and adverse circumstances of life that would love to get their hands on us and bring us down into perdition. But the good news is, they can’t! Hallelujah! They can’t get their hands on us because they can’t get their hands on God! Like flies or bees on the attack, God just brushes them aside. He’s keeping us. He’s holding on to us. And He’s not going to deliver us into their hands! Thank you, Father, for your hands!
  • We shall never perish. Do you know what never means? It means it’s won’t ever happen. We face all kinds of trials and persecutions in this life. Some of us wonder or worry if we truly are going to make it all the way through life, enduring and being faithful as a Christian. We wonder if we’re really going to Heaven when we die. But the promise of 1 Corinthians 10:13 is, WE NEED NOT WONDER OR WORRY AT ALL BECAUSE GOD WILL PERSONALLY SEE TO IT THAT THERE’LL NEVER COME A TIME, OR A TRIAL, OR A DEMON, OR A PERSECUTOR, THAT WILL CAUSE US TO TURN OUR BACKS ON GOD SO THAT WE END UP IN PERDITION. FRIENDS, THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN! God said, There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. In other words, they shall never perish.

Brethren, God Himself will not take our salvation from us! He requires a lot of us. He takes all kinds of things away from us: things like resentment, pride, selfishness, unforgiveness, a critical and unloving attitude, worldliness, the love of money, things having to do with the occult, and many more. But the one thing HE’LL NEVER TAKE AWAY FROM US IS OUR SALVATION. Do you know why He won’t take it away from us? Because that’s not His will, that’s not what He wants to do! IT’S HIS WILL FOR US TO BE SAVED AND HE’S DEVOTED HIMSELF TO MAKING SURE WE DON’T EVER LOSE OUR SALVATION. HAVING ETERNAL LIFE, BRETHREN, MEANS WE’LL NEVER PERISH. IT’LL NEVER HAPPEN! HELL, MY FRIENDS, IS ONE THING WE NEED NEVER WORRY OR FRET ABOUT! WE’LL NEVER GO THERE! THANK GOD!

The promise of John 10:27-29 is, God will personally see to it, and make sure, that we enter into Heaven. He’s guaranteed us that we will not ever lose our salvation, nor will we spend eternity tortured and pained in the fires of Hell. As sheep, we don’t have to be doubtful or uncertain about where we’ll spend eternity. We don’t have to wonder or worry if a trial, temptation, or circumstance of life will come about that will cause us to lose our faith in God, turn our backs on Him, and end up losing our salvation. Brethren, this will never happen! God will never allow it to happen! GOD HAS DEVOTED HIMSELF TO OUR SALVATION. HE HAS DEDICATED HIMSELF TO OUR PRESERVATION. AND HE’LL PERSONALLY DO EVERYTHING THAT’S NECESSARY TO MAKE SURE WE END UP IN HEAVEN.

Brethren, you can know with absolute certainty where you’ll be going when death comes or when the trumpet of God sounds out the rapture’s call. If you don’t know where you’ll be spending eternity, if you’re not sure; it’s my prayer that you’ll know it by the time you’re finished reading these blogs. God gave them to me—and you as well—for this very purpose. It’s your Father’s will to comfort and assure you of your eternal salvation that will not ever be taken away from you.

Coming Up On My Next Blog Post, Part 4. I’ll be looking at who Jesus gave this promise of eternal security and preservation to. How can you know the promise applies to you? Gosh, I’m so excited, I’m on the edge of my seat. If you hear a thud, come and pick me up, okay? You are a pal!


  1. Scott Martin said,

    August 5, 2011 at 11:30 PM

    I’m curious what scripture or scriptures do baptists (my dad) lean on to prove their point “once saved always saved”? I guess that they read some of the same scriptures you posted but “twist” it to play in their favor. I enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to the rest of the series. I keep telling myself to not call dad and say, “guess what I learned…”! (lol)
    -Scott Martin

    • gaylorddiaz said,

      August 6, 2011 at 8:04 PM

      Hello Scott, The Bible is replete with Scriptures that Baptists use in defense of once-saved-always-saved (OSAS). A small sampling include: John 3:15, 6:39-40, 10:28-30, Rom. 6:22, 8:33-39, Eph. 1:12-14, 4:29-30, Phil. 1:6, 1 John 5:11,13, and many, many more. The gist of the argument is one’s understanding of the word everlasting or eternal. If God gives us eternal life, then eternal being eternal, that means we’ll live eternally and not die eternally (or be lost or damned). If God is true, as we believe He is, then when God gives eternal life, that person has eternal life for all eternity, hence, the doctrine of OSAS. Of course, there are also a whole lot of Scriptures that teach the possibility of losing one’s salvation. But these are casually and readily brushed aside because of the great twin truths of God being true to His Word and eternal life being eternal. Just so you know, I believe 100% in eternal security, but I do not believe OSAS. If we set aside our church/denominational teaching or creed; ask the Spirit for His Masterful guidance, instruction, and illumination; and let the Scriptures speak for themselves; I believe we will come to a balanced and Biblical understanding of the issue. We have a responsibility to persevere in the vine. And as we do that, we are comforted with our Heavenly Father’s promise that He will preserve us and not allow any demon, man, circumstance, or trial, take us out of His loving hands.

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