Virginian Colonel Byrd was condemned to death by the Cherokee Indians. In that tribe there was a chief who had been a friend to him.
That chief said, “This man is my friend; before you can get at him, you must kill me.” The Cherokees let him go free.
The believer is held safely in Christ's hand. Before the believer could lose his salvation, Christ would have to be overcome; and that is impossible.
- Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations by Paul Lee Tan (ministry127.com)
Rom 8:38-39 (CEB): “I’m convinced that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus our Lord: not death or life, not angels or rulers, not present things or future things, not powers or height or depth, or any other thing that is created.”
“The answer of our prayers is secured by the fact that in rejecting them God would in a certain sense deny His own nature.” - John Calvin.