Have You Fallen for This Strange Idea?
My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are One.” John 10:29-30
When discussing the issue of whether or not you can lose your salvation, I hear people use an interesting argument. They will say,
“Well, you know, I don’t think I believe in the security of the believer. I just believe that the devil could take you out of God’s hands,” and they use this verse as a “proof-text.” They say, “Jesus said no person could snatch them out of God’s hand, but it doesn’t say that the devil couldn’t. He hasn’t taken me out, but I believe he could. He could snatch you out of God’s hand, and you’d be lost.
Now that is a strange doctrine, isn’t it? They give Satan so much credit.
Think about it. If Satan could snatch you away, then why hasn’t he? And if he could snatch one of us, why hasn’t he snatched all of us? If he hasn’t, then hasn’t he been good to you? You are going to Heaven by the goodness of the devil!
Don’t you think that if he could, he would? The only reason he hasn’t is because he can’t. “No one” in this verse is pretty clear. No one can pluck you out of the Father’s hand.
38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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