Favorite Eternal Security “Proof” Text? by Todd Tomasella for Safe Guard Your Soul
BLOWING THE COVER OFF THIS SHAM MANY HIDE BEHIND AND PROMOTE: MANY have actually bought into the very first lie Satan ever told mankind (Genesis 2:17; 3:4). And, they were taught by “ungodly men” that this heresy is part of the Gospel (Jude 3-4). Yet, this very lie is exactly what caused the man and the woman to fall into sin. Looking a bit closer at the passage most utilized to “prove” the heretical myth of an un-conditional eternal security / once saved always saved – words nor concept which appear no where in Holy Scripture. FACT: No one reads God’s Word for themselves and comes out with the idea, the notion that they are eternally secure. This heresy must be promulgated by Satan’s wolves who pose as Christ’s ministers (2 Corinthians 11:12-15). Think: You were told this by men. You didn’t get this from the Bible. Heretics pointed out a few “proof texts” while ignoring all the rest of Scripture which paints a far different picture. This is how you were misled – and because you have refused to truly repent and honestly study God’s Word organically for yourself (2 Timothy 2:15). Take a look at the most often used “proof text” of “eternal security” and how it’s plainly taken out of its context…. Take a look, unless you are afraid of the truth ….
Excerpt from the book Lie of the Ages
Does John 10:27-29 Prove “Eternal Security”?
WHO are Jesus’ Sheep? Define.
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 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.” ~ John 10:27-29
Those who believe that a man can never lose his salvation, use this John 10:28-29 text but ignore the prerequisite, the divinely given condition – v27. Watch this:
Firstly, in this passage Jesus identifies those sheep whom He makes the security promise to. He says, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” In this we see one part divine and two parts the responsibility of the individual:
- “I know them”—the divine part toward those who are truly in Christ, presently abiding (v. 27)
- Those who are His sheep “hear” His “voice” and “follow”Him—the individual’s responsibility (v. 27)
The promise to be kept is a conditional promise which requires that we choose to continue to hear His voice and follow Him (John 10:27-29). Many today wrongly detach our LORD’s words in verse 27 from verses 28-29. In doing so, they perpetrate their “eternal security” mythology.
The problem for the eternal securists is that v27 has been intentionally been ignored…. It’s the actual condition Jesus gives for receiving the assurance promises He then gives in v28-29.
Those who seek to spread the “once saved always saved” heresy use John 10:28-29 to their advantage and conveniently ignore the preceding words of Christ in verse 27. Verses 28-29 are promises of security to those who have been genuinely born again and are currently abiding in Christ – hearing His voice and following Him (John 15:1-6). Many ignore the previous qualifying words (v. 27) of Jesus where Christ tells us that only those who are hearing His voice and following Him are promised that they are secure and will never perish. There is a condition to being secure in Christ—knowing Him—which requires continuing to abide in Him, hear His voice and follow Him (see also John 15).