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November 17, 2019

 

Assurance

 

Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Fathers name, these testify of Me. But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Fathers hand. I and the Father are one.”

 

John 10:25-30

 

my pastors believe these verses

as does most of my church

pretty much all of my peers

almost my entire denomination

prove salvation cannot be un-got

 

yet the pronouns say otherwise

that though God will not push

nor could any enemy remove

the righteous from His hand

their leap is not disallowed

 

I think Ezekiel might agree

 

“When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity and dies because of it, for his iniquity which he has committed he will die. Again, when a wicked man turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and practices justice and righteousness, he will save his life. Because he considered and turned away from all his transgressions which he had committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die.

 

Ezekiel 18:26-28

 

Jesus says, and also Paul

in their every exhortation

persevering over obstruction

we do not merely endure trouble

we must never be overcome by it

 

and going back to John words

we know that we will stand

only as we stand on Him

 


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