from the desk of Rev. Steve Daniels, Jr.
To The Family
“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”
Eternal life is neither earned as a wage, merited as a prize, nor won as a crown. It is a free gift, sovereignly bestowed. Christ gives the best gift of all. His gift is not something that will last a short time then expire. It is - “eternal life,” which has no end. Not only is the life given eternal, but the ones on whom this precious gift is bestowed shall never perish. You can backslide, but perish you cannot, because Christ does not make false promises. He promises absolute security.
God is holding on so tightly with His great power that nothing can take us out of His hand. The security of our salvation is based on God’s keeping power, not on our staying power.