Let’s Look at what the Bible teaches about being Saved
In the Bible It is written: (Acts 16:31) And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Some will say: – (All you have to do is believe)
In the Bible It is written : (Romans 10:9) That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Some will say: – (All you have to do is confess and believe)
In the Bible It is written : (Ephesians 2:8) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Some will say: – (Salvation is a gift from God. All it takes is your faith in the grace of God. There is nothing else that you need to do)
Saved What does the Bible Teach about being Saved?
In 62 verses 65 times the word “SAVE” is used in the New Testament
The word “SAVED “ is in 57 verses in the New Testament ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20 verses in the Gospels 10 Verses in Acts 27 Verses in the Letters to the Churches
Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. Luke 9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. …. Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Romans 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
There is no doubt: Jesus is the one who saves. The Apostle Paul wrote 1Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
Matthew 19:25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Who Can Save? No Matter how hard we try – No matter how hard we work – It is not Possible for us to Save Ourselves Yet God can do what we cannot do. God has chosen to Save through the flesh and blood of Jesus. If we allow Him to God will Save us
Acts 13:23 Of this man's seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus: Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 2Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. Jesus is the Saviour
So ….“IF” Jesus is the Saviour “IF” Jesus went to Calvary’s Cross and died paying the price for our sins. “IF” we are saved by His grace, His Love, and His Mercy. “IF only through Him is SALVATION Possible. Is there anything the BIBLE teaches That You And I Need To Do To Be SAVED?
Matthew 10:22 … but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. MarK 13:13 … but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, We must stay saved all the way to heaven.
Luke 13:23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Luke13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. We must strive to get in. … he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Jesus said in John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. Jesus is the door. But it is our responsibility to enter in.
John 5:24... He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, … John 5:34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved. John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. If you want to be saved you need to know what Jesus taught and what the word of God says
Jesus taught: Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; … The Apostle Peter wrote: 1Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: Acts 10:48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord.
Act 16:30 … brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? Act 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Act 16:33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway. What must I do to Be Saved? When they Believed they were Baptized The keeper of the prison
BAPTISM is included in being SAVED Act 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Act 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
1Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
Acts 11:14 Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved. The Apostle Peter preached to the gentiles: Acts 10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. Acts 10:44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. Acts 10:48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. The angel sent them to Peter telling them, Peter was the one:
While Peter yet spake these words, (ACTS 10:44) whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved (ACTS 11:14) the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. (ACTS 10:44) For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. … (ACTS 10:46)
The Apostle Peter then shared his experience with the church … Acts 11:15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning.
The Apostle Peter then shared his experience with the church … Acts 11:16 Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.
The Apostle Peter then shared his experience with the church … Acts 11:17 Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?
The Apostle Peter then shared his experience with the church … Acts 11:18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.
Receiving the Holy Ghost is included in being SAVED Act 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, There is nothing that we can do that will get us good enough to acquire Salvation on our own without Jesus. We cannot save ourselves.
Titus 3:5 but according to his mercy he saved us, Thank God for His Love, Mercy, and Grace.
Titus 3:5 by the washing of regeneration, Just as we must endure to the end Just as we must run with patience Just as we must enter in at the door We must also be BAPTISED
Titus 3:5 and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Just as we must endure to the end Just as we must run with patience Just as we must enter in at the door Just as we must be BAPTISED We must also receive THE HOLY GHOST
Acts 1:4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. Acts 1:5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
Ephesians 2:8 For by (HIS) grace are ye saved through (YOUR) faith; (IN HIM AND IN HIS WORD) and that not of yourselves: (YOU CANNOT SAVE YOURSELF) But still there are things you need to do (SAVED) - it is the gift of God:
Ephesians 2:9 Not of (ANY OF OUR) works, lest any man should boast. We cannot do enough good works to save ourselves or earn our salvation. We have no bragging rights. But do not let anyone tell you that works for a child of God are not important
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
WHEN JESUS SAVES US IT WILL SHOW IN OUR GOOD WORKS James 2:14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
WHEN JESUS SAVES US IT WILL SHOW IN OUR GOOD WORKS (Hebrews 12:14) Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: 2Peter 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
1Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
James 1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
(1 Corinthians 15:1) Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; (1 Corinthians 15:2) By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
Through Jesus we must be SAVED Understanding we can not SAVE ourselves We must believe in Him – He has done His part to save us Now we must obey – and do our part to be saved.
How do we get saved? Do we just believe? Do we just say a prayer of repentance? or do we obey all the "SAVED" Scriptures?
1Peter 4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? If you are not yet saved – Jesus offers Salvation John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Now it is up to you to do your part