John, Chapter ten is the New Testament version of Psalm 23. Jesus is the LORD. Jesus is our Shepherd. Jesus makes us to dwell in safety forever!
Well, let me ask you this, do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God? If you say, yes, then that is a clear evidence that Jesus has already saved you!
The yoke of Christ is to love in pure thankfulness. No strings attached.
Too many sects of Christianity are judgmental toward God's people and try to hold them to a standard that they themselves are not able to keep (Acts 15:10). Outward conformity to men's standards will never justify us before a holy God.
Those dead in sin know the truth but they suppress it and continue in their sin.
These men cannot go to where Jesus will be going because to go to heaven, a person must be born again, and they are not.
The scriptures do not say that the natural man will not. The natural man cannot because he does not have the spiritual ears to hear.
We are secured in the love of God by the finished work of Jesus Christ but let us not live in unthankfulness and disobedience. We still have to to "deal with God" here in time, and he expects us to be about HIS business not our own.
Those who seek to deny the truth of scripture or deny that Jesus is God are not a friend to the people of God.
God gives men understanding of His word so that they can feed the people of God and comfort them.