The Good News Voice: I Give Them Eternal Life - John 10:28
I Give Them Eternal Life - John 10:28
“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand” (John 10:28 KJV).
I hear false prophets and false teachers teach a person can lose their salvation. I hear false prophets and false teachers say that the eternal life that Jesus the Christ promises to all who believe in His Finished Redemptive Work is a lie. Tragically, we have wolves in sheep’s clothing teaching at the pulpit.
If a person does not receive eternal life the very second they believe Jesus Christ's death on the Cross for sin and Resurrection, it does nothing for that person. The Bible is clear that eternal life is immediately received when a person trusts in Christ alone for salvation. The very second their faith is placed in Christ alone, they have stepped from death unto life. The very second they trust in the finality of Jesus Christ’s death payment for sins, burial, and resurrection, Jesus the Christ translated them from darkness to light. The very second a person believes in Christ alone, He saves them from a Hell they deserve to a Heaven they do not deserve. A believer’s eternal trajectory has changed: they stopped going to Hell and now forever going to Heaven. Christ’s death on the Cross does nothing for a person UNLESS it gives them ETERNAL LIFE!
If a person does not receive eternal life the very second they believe in Christ alone, eternal life was never eternal, and Jesus the Christ is a liar. However, we know that Jesus the Christ is NOT a LIAR. It is the man that is a liar, not Jesus the Christ. Jesus the Christ says, “I give unto them eternal life...” (John 10:28 KJV). Jesus the Christ says He gives eternal life; eternal life has to be eternal. A person can never lose eternal life because it would not be eternal if a person could lose it. It would be called “temporary life.” However, it is not called “temporary life”; it is called “ETERNAL LIFE” because it is ETERNAL and can never be lost or forsaken.
When a person trusts in Christ alone: believe Jesus Christ died on the Cross for ALL their sins, burial, and resurrection. This person is saved forever. If a person is not saved forever, they were never saved. If a person believes they can lose their salvation, they are not trusting in Christ alone for salvation; they trust in their works for salvation, and that is NOT the GOSPEL. Again, if Jesus Christ's death on the Cross and Resurrection does not give eternal life the very second a person believes, it does nothing for them.
What does Christ give to everyone who believes in His Finished Redemptive Work at the Cross of Calvary? He gives them eternal life. When a person receives eternal life, this means they will never perish; they will never go to Hell. For a saved person to understand they are going to Heaven, they need to know they are never going to Hell, and this is exactly what Jesus Christ teaches and preaches. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 KJV). Jesus says believe in Him, you should not perish: never go to Hell. Jesus says believe in Him, you will not perish but have everlasting life: forever going to Heaven. Jesus the Christ saves us from a Hell we deserve to a Heaven we do not.
Christ’s death on the Cross does not do anything for you unless it gives you everlasting life. If you have Christ as your Savior, you have this life: EVERLASTING LIFE! Anyone who doubts that God gives eternal life is calling God a liar. Don’t you think it would be very unwise to call God a liar? I would not want to be in that category. “He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God” (I John 5:10-13 KJV).
Jesus Christ loves you so much; He died to meet you. Jesus Christ voluntarily went to the Cross of Calvary and died for all your sins (past, present, and future), He was buried, and He resurrected the third day showing you His sacrifice for sin is sufficient –IT IS FINISHED. If you have not received Jesus Christ as your Savior, what is stopping you right now from accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior? Believe Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, burial, and resurrection. Trust in Christ alone as your Savior today, and know you have stepped from death unto eternal life. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24 KJV). Know you have ETERNAL LIFE TODAY! ETERNAL LIFE that can never be lost because it is Christ who holds onto you.
THE PLAN OF SALVATION - THE GOSPEL
The Gospel is Jesus Christ died on the Cross for our sins (past, present, and future), He was buried, and He resurrected the third day to show us the payment for sin is paid in full.
I Corinthians 15:1-4: Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
God loves you. Lord Savior Jesus Christ was revealed in the flesh for one reason: to save us from our sins. Jesus Christ does not come to condemn individuals. Jesus Christ comes to save us because we are all Hell doomed sinners without the Blood of Jesus Christ.
John 3:16-18: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
All individuals are sinners. The payment for sin is death.
Romans 3:23: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Christ died for your sin and resurrected for you.
II Corinthians 5:21: For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
I Corinthians 15:3-4: For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
If you believe in Christ alone, you receive eternal life.
John 6:47: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
I John 5:13: These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
If you could be “saved” by being water baptized, doing good works, be a “good” person, or following the Ten Commandments? Why did (the God from Eternity Past, the God from Eternity Future) the Ever Presence Jesus Christ reveal Himself in the flesh and die on the Cross and resurrect the third day? No church can reconcile. No sacrament can save. No work or tradition of men can redeem. Only Jesus Christ can save a person from a Hell they deserve to a Heaven they do not deserve -all by grace!
Galatians 2:21: I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
If you could earn salvation by doing those things, then Jesus Christ died in vain. However, Jesus Christ did not die in vain. Jesus Christ made a perfect sacrifice for sin. He is the Lamb of God, and only the Lamb of God can make a perfect sacrifice for sin. There is only one way to Heaven, and it is the belief in the Finished Redemptive Work of Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 2:8-9: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Philippians 3:9: And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.
Galatians 2:16: Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Titus 3:5: Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
The resurrection is proof God the Father accepted Jesus Christ’s death payment for sin -death payment of past, present, and future sin: ALL SIN!
People DO NOT go to Hell because they are “bad.” People go to Hell because they believe NOT the Gospel of Jesus Christ. People trust NOT in Jesus Christ as their Savior. People believe NOT Jesus Christ died on the Cross for their sins, burial, and resurrection. People do NOT trust alone in the finished redemptive work of Jesus Christ.
II Thessalonians 1:8-9: In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.
Know that God is gracious to you. He has already died for all your sins (past, present, and future), He was buried for you showing all the world He died for ALL your sins, and He was resurrected for you, showing all the world that Jesus Christ fulfilled what the Father asked Him to do: IT IS FINISHED! Your sins are paid in full. I pray you to believe in Jesus Christ right now for salvation -believe Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sin, burial, and resurrection. Trust alone in Jesus Christ as your Savior. If you know someone who is “not saved,” share the Gospel message with them or forward this message to them.
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Once Saved, Always Saved -“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one” (John 10:28-30 KJV).