The further we read in John chapter 6 the more assured we should be of the expression: “once saved always saved.”
Why do I think this? Glad you asked. There is a series of verses in chapter 6 that teach clearly that the decisive impulse in our coming to Christ comes not from ourselves, but from God.
- vs. 37 – “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.” God gives his own to Jesus.
- vs. 44 – “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him.”
- vs. 63-65 – “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. But there are some of you who do not believe.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and who it was who would betray him.) And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.”
- vs. 37 – “Whoever comes to me I will never cast out.”
- vs. 39 – “this is the will of Him who sent me, that I should loose nothing of all that He has given me”
So we see all who the Father draws come. And all who the Father draws to Jesus are kept by Jesus. Jesus looses none of those given to Him by the Father.
Since these things are true, we should rest in the truth of God’s Word taught here and in Romans 8:38 which says: “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Amen and amen!
What God saves He will not loose. Therefore be assured of your salvation today and rejoice in the great mercy, grace, and love which He has lavished on you!
And if you haven’t come to Jesus, pray that God the Father will give you eyes to see Jesus for who He really is: The Bread of Life.
Come, eat, drink, and believe! Come to the waters and drink from the fountain of life without cost! Believe and make Jesus your life treasure today and be saved.