Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Greatest Eternal Security Passage

John 17:12, “While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.”

As we “let the Scripture speak,” what can we learn from this verse?

 1. God the Father has given to the Son a people before the foundation of the world to redeem and take to heaven [John 17:2, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 24; John 6:37, 65; Rev. 13:8; 17:8].

2. Christ has kept all the Father has given Him in time and will for eternity. None are lost that have been given to the Son [John 6:37-40; 10:25-30].

3. If it appears they lost it, it is really because they never had it and were not given to the Son by the Father “All the Father has given me.”

4. Judas was never given to the Son by the Father [John 6:70-71; Ps. 41:9; 109:8; Acts 1:20].

In case one would say that this applies only to the Apostles, please note John 17:20. We are included.