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Where in scriptures does it say to ask Jesus into your heart to be saved?

Moderator - You may be referring to Romans 10:9-10.

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thats not what is stated.

There is written, confess that God is One,
-- is there anything that is not God, then your God is not the real God. --

and believe in your heart God is God by being everything, including able to do anything.
---wl_jonathan on 3/14/09


To be saved means to have life. We get saved by turning to Christ. We dont turn from anything to be saved. Its the turning to Christ that saves mankind. HE will take your sin away and give you eternal life.
Believe on HIM who HE has sent.
---duane on 2/13/09


what dose saved mean? i know that many people say that if you repeat romans 10:9-10 you are saved, but jesus said in john3:5 that except a man be born of the water and the spirit, he cannot not enter the kingdom of heaven. that verse came strait from the mouth of jesus, and jesus can't lie.
what are we to do?
how about, do it all.
god is holy, you cant march in to heaven with sin on you.
romans 10:9 donsnt take your sins away, Now thats where jesus comes in.
jesus came here and die for us,so that we can be sinless in his presence in heaven.jesus says if you are baptised and if you really believe that he is god these signs will accompany you, driving out demons in his name and speak in new tongues(mark16:15-20
---batieste on 2/12/09


If you confess Jesus with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shalll be saved, for with the heart man believes resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation" Romans 10:9,10.
If you do not confess Jesus as Lord, then you have rejected Him. Faith comes from hearing the Word of God and only those who receive that faith will confess Jesus as Lord. All others will continue the walk they were in.
---MarkV. on 1/6/09


In Romans 10:9-10. "You must believe in thine heart that God has raised Jesus from the dead. Necessary belief in the resurrection is mentioned because new life to the believer is contingent upon a living God, and because we serve not a DEAD god, but we serve a LIVING GOD. Hallelujah! [An act or object serving as a symbol or evidence, and or to give expressed or unexpressed mental acceptance to the truth or rightness of a doctrine] Is not enough for one to be saved. Belief in the saving power of the risen Christ must come from the innermost part of man's being. Confession with the mouth does not bring about genuiness of belief in the heart. That takes God's Blood. However, it does give evidence to it.
---catherine on 1/4/09




"If this is the way to be saved,"thru repenting of your sins and turning away from them and living a changed life
---gene on 12/31/08"
our salvation then becomes something of our own doing."
---mima on 1/4/09
If salvation or lack thereof is God's only, he would be the one being judged in the end. Scriptures testify that it is man and his deeds which will be judged.
Romans 2:5: "But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, 6: Who will render to every man according to his deeds:..." Not God's deeds but man's.
Do continue reading verses 7_11.
---Nana on 1/4/09


the innermost heart is what's dead in trespass and sin, so the heart is what gets born again when a person believes that Jesus rose from the dead and gets saved.
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in revelation 3, it states that Jesus stands at the door and knocks. whoever hears, opens the door to allow Him entry.
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in ephesians it says, "Christ dwells in our hearts by faith."
---opalgal on 1/4/09


to put it simply the bible dosent say "to ask jesus into your heart"
---Danny on 1/4/09


Manny, concerning the passage in 1 Peter 1:5-10, What he is saying is "For he who lacks these things is shorsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his sins of old" A professing Christian who is missing the virtues mentioned above is, therefore, unable to discern his true spiritual condition, and thus can have no assurance of his salvation. The failure to diligently pursue spiritual virtues produces spiritual amnesia. Such a person, unable to discern his spiritual condition, will have no confidence about his profession of faith. He may be saved and possess all the blessings of vv 3,4, but without the excellencies of vv 7,8 he will live in doubt and fear,
---MarkV. on 1/4/09


If this is the way to be saved,"thru repenting of your sins and turning away from them and living a changed life
---gene on 12/31/08"
our salvation then becomes something of our own doing. Now by following this course of action we can become better people, more pleasing to society, and in-line for one or all of the five rewards available to to a man after salvation . But these actions will not gain you salvation!! For proof I sight the story of Cornelius in Acts chapter 10. Notice that this was a devout and good man who prayed always, gave much money, but was unsaved till he heard the message of salvation from Peter and accepted the message of salvation .
He was the first Gentile to accept the salvation message.
---mima on 1/4/09




If salvation required more than faith from man, no flesh would be saved. Dont be so vain to think human effort will grant you salvation. We are saved through faith/trust in the messiah/HIS work by HIS wonderful grace.. IN HIM we have the forgiveness of sin. You will be born again of the Spirit, you will walk in the Spirit.
---duane on 1/3/09


Nana~ Thank you, and that was nicely said. Yes, salvation is not mere belief in God...for as the Bible says...even the demons believe in God, and tremble!

Salvation is an utter and complete change of our life inside out and upside down and everything in between. God is our everything...and our love for Him is not lukewarm/halfhearted but encompasses our complete heart, mind, soul, and strenth. It is a day to day journey and walk with God as we abide with Him every step of the way. It is a love like nothing that can possibly be described. All the romantic songs written of love could not compare to the love God has for us and the love a saved person has for God.
---Anne on 1/2/09


thru repenting of your sins and turning away from them and living a changed life
---gene on 12/31/08


Anne said,"Salvation goes way beyond merely 'believing.'
And that is absolutely true. The Lord is not cologne that we put on, rather understanding the role of a Lord and of a subject makes the relationship proper. It is only the beginning, not the end in itself. Now, the Lord said, Matthew 5:20: "For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven." They say, "Christ righteousness is mine". 1 John 2:6: "He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked." What is it? What's the Gospel?
---Nana on 12/30/08


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Mima, let's study carefully Acts16:31 "...believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou SHALT BE SAVED, and thy house."

It's in the future tense: "shalt be saved". It doesn't say "believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou ART SAVED."

Yes, it is through God's grace that He sent His begotten son into the world and whosoever BELIEVES in him shall have eternal life. Faith is the first step, but after we have been saved (from the penalty of our sins) by our faith in Jesus Christ, there are a lot of other "things" that a true christian needs, to be certain that He will receive eternal salvation.
(continued)
---manny on 12/30/08


(2)
Firstly, (i thinkyou will agree) that to believe in Jesus Christ is to obey His words. And He commands us to observe ALL that He commanded.

God in 2Peter1:5-7 states some of the things that a christian needs to ADD to his faith, and verse9 makes it clear that a "christian" who lacks these things is blind.

Also, God in Jam.2:20 and 2:26 states that "faith without works is dead." But this "works" is not to be confused with the works mentioned in Eph.2:9. The works mentioned in Jam.2:20 is the works "which God hath before
ordained that we should walk in them."(Eph.2:10)

And, Mat.10:22 and 24:13 states "he that endureth to the end SHALL BE SAVED."
---manny on 12/30/08


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---Anne said,"Salvation goes way beyond merely 'believing.'

Question. How does the above statement stacked up against these scripture in Acts 16:29-30=31," 29-Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

30-And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

31-And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

---mima on 12/30/08


Jerry~ the Devil believes in Jesus Christ...and he is not saved. Salvation goes way beyond merely 'believing.' Salvation is an entirely new way of living. It's an entire change from our old ways of living in sin and selfish desires, to living entirely and completely 100% to glorify God in all we do.
---Anne on 12/29/08


Jerry~ the Devil believes in Jesus Christ...and he is not saved. Salvation goes way beyond merely 'believing.' Salvation is an entirely new way of living. It's an entire change from our old ways of living in sin and selfish desires, to living entirely and completely 100% to glorify God in all we do.
---Anne on 12/29/08


It Doesn't. It says to Believe On The Lord Jesus Christ to be saved. Believe That Jesus Christ is God In The Flesh!
---Jerry on 12/28/08


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Rebecca D.~ You're right, what DID ever happen to old time preaching? (like you mentioned in your 11/24 post.)

It seems like since so few preachers are truly busy striving to fully teach and proclaim the full truth of God with all his heart and mind...fewer people are understanding what God truly demands from His church.

Is church today more concerned about social niceties (luncheons, functions, parties, committees, cookie times, traditions etc.) than reaching a lost world? Would Jesus be at peace if He checked in on most churches?
---Anne on 12/6/08


To Rebecca, Once, in Mexico, while leadung a young Indian lady in a sinners's prayer through an interpreter, my wife, who happened to be sitting in front of the girl suddenly said, oh my goodness look how this girl's countenance has changed. Now I was standing a little behind the girl and I did not see what my wife saw, But the interpreter was totally an agreement with my wife, the girl instead of blushing red had suddenly turned very white. When I asked the owner of House if this girl was a Catholic, he said, no she is nothing she is a Indian, down from the mountains, in order to make a little money.
---mima on 12/6/08


Mima: When you ask someone if they want to become saved, you can tell by their spirit if they are being convicted by Christ or if they are just speaking words. Just because a person repeats a little prayer that doesn't make them a Christian. A lot of people believe in God but yet they don't acknowledge that they need Christ or they don't care. When you lead someone in prayer to Christ, if your spirit doesn't bare witness to their spirit, then their is a great chance they didn't get saved to start with. Just because you are sincier in your prayers, that doesn't mean the person your praying with, will be sincier in their prayers.
---Rebecca_D on 12/5/08


Hey Jack,

I woke up this morning thinking about Christ, and if he taught "predestination"? In my humble opinion I believe he did. Please see the following texts:

Witness 1:
Joh10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
Joh10:28 And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
Joh10:29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all, and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
---trey on 11/27/08


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Hi Jack,

I haven't been on in a while. Saw your comment. Made me smile.

I'm not a Calvanist, but after a few cups of coffee I do get a little hyper.

I simply read the scriptures and believe them as they are written.

Calvin believed in "Perseverence of the Saints" and I do not. I do believe in "Preservation of the Saints" or what some would call "Once Saved Always Saved". I believe the "once" was before the foundation of the world when God chose the elect. - Eph 1:4.

By the way John Calvan was nearly as bad as the Catholics when it came to killing Christians. There just wasn't as many Calvanists as there were Catholics.

Have a good day.
---trey on 11/26/08


To Rebecca_D you quoted."No man can come to me except the spirit which hath sent me draw him." This is Scripture and I totally agree with it. After witnessing to a person I plainly ask" do you want to call on the name of the Lord to be saved? When they answer yes I consider this an act of their coming to Lord for their salvation.
The reason the drive-through window will work is because it takes very little time for the Holy Spirit to convict the loss of their unbelief. Once I was witnessing to a friend and he started cussing. At that I was completely confounded. The Lord said keep talking, I did keep talking, the Lord said ask him now, I did, and the man a hardened Catholic got saved. Praise the Lord for saving his soul.
---mima on 11/25/08


To---manny(by the way manny was one of my childhood names) you wrote,
"Hey, seems getting eternal life is so easy...(_for my answer I choose Matthew 11:30,"For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

And now the answer the other part of the question.

and the why did the apostles then have to say those that "endureth to the end shall be saved.." ???
---manny on 11/24/0

Reading Matthew chapter 10 from verse six down and through verse 23 you will see that this statement was made to JEWS.
Before you refuse to believe this I ask you to read these versus. To whom were the disciple sent to??? That will tell you who this statement was made too.
---mima on 11/25/08


I quoted previously James 2:14, and you replied by quoting Luke7:50...

Now, seemingly these verses contradict. But we know there is no contradiction in God's words.

I urge you to first read and understand the entirety of God's words before making a conclusion.. and I leave you with a question:

So you say faith ALONE saves. Then i can just go home, relax and just make sure that i continue to have faith in Jesus... and when judgment day comes... I'm sure I'll receive eternal life. Does this sound right?

Hey, seems getting eternal life is so easy... why did the apostles then have to say those that "endureth to the end shall be saved.." ???
---manny on 11/24/08


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Mima: You're right when you say whosoever shall call upon the Lord shall be saved. But you (like most people) are forgetting one important thing. Is there conviction from God? Is God knocking on these people's hearts? Is he drawing them to him? Without the drawing of the spirit of God a person can confess or pray all they want and still die lost. John 6:44 says "No man can come to me except the spirit which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day". By knowing this how then can you say your idea of a drive-through window will work? Not to be rude but isn't that kind of being lazy? Whatever happened to the old time preaching and crying out to God to see souls saved?
---Rebecca_D on 11/24/08


Manny wrote:
"Mima>> "whosoever shall call..."

What's ridiculous is saying that FAITH ALONE saves.

Is faith enough to attain salvation?

My answer is to quote Luke 7:50,
" And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee, go in peace."
---mima on 11/24/08


Mima>> "whosoever shall call..."

What's ridiculous is saying that FAITH ALONE saves.

Is faith enough to attain salvation?

"...add to your faith, virtue, and to virtue knowledge..." (2Pet.1:5-9)

Whoever believes that ONLY FAITH is needed "hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins." (verse9)

"...work out your own salvation..." (Phil.2:12) -- Is apostle Paul just blabbing nonsense in this verse?

"That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." (2Tim.3:17)

"What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?" (Jam.2:14)
---manny on 11/24/08


Jack and Mima~ Jesus does say a lot of things that Paul does not say quite so clearly. I think we need to study both Paul and Jesus' words carefully to get complete understanding.
---Anne on 11/23/08


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---Jack
Romans 10:10-13 I see no mention of the moon.

10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

12For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

14How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
---mima on 11/22/08


Mima~ I admire your enthusiasm for Christ...I find it to be contagious and you know you always make me smile whether or not you're agreeing with me or even 'scolding' me a bit. You know, when I was a teenager and in my 20's I witnessed in many of the ways you do...I'd slip tracts in the slots in people's lockers, and I'd organize groups to talk about the Bible, and when I was H.Q. of Job's Daughters I'd always try and teach about God from the podium. I agree with you, it is extremely important to alert people to the basic truths of the Bible. But, I do agree with Jack too in that salvation is not quite that 'cut and dry.' I don't want people to think salvation simply means repeating a prayer like a robot, and to go on with life as before.
---Anne on 11/21/08


Mima,
Sorry to jump in, but your verse, call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved, was quoted by Peter when talking about the end times after the moon turns red which did not happen yet, or Paul who used the line after the day of Pentecost -copied? Anyway Jesus does not like the verse you picked, he said - Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. The will of the Father according the Gospels, is to listen to what the Son says. God the father only spoke twice in the Gospels. The first time he said that he was pleased with his Son, the second time he said listen to my Son. Why do Christians prefer to quote Paul over Jesus?
---jack on 11/21/08


---Anne I found your post to Jack very interesting. My friends and I have actually considered setting up a "drive-through window" for the purpose of witnessing about how a person can be saved.
In fact we have not totally disregarded this idea. I know for those of you who want to spend much time and want to become deeply involved in discipleship our method seems absolutely crazy. However the "RIGHT NOW" and/or "ONE SIZE FITS ALL" salvation that we explain is doing very well. To say that someone who calls on the name of the Lord for salvation is not saved is to plainly deny the word of God." For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How ridiculous to fight the Word of God.
---mima on 11/21/08


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Jack~ You made some great comments, and I could relate to what you said about the 'one size fits all' salvation plan that many religions try to promote. It seems like so many people want to 'save' someone by showing people a few verses of scripture, and then getting them to say a 'sinner's prayer', and then 'poof!'...they have just helped 'save' another soul. It seems like a quick 'drive-thru window' salvation plan, and you're right, it rarely truly reaches a person's heart. It was neat how you said that Jesus looked at each individual's heart uniquely and helped them see their own unique problems, obcessions etc. that were hindering their spiritual growth. Enjoyed your insights.
---Anne on 11/21/08


Jack:You challenged for one verse and you got the best.God's one verse is sufficient as he never goes back or change the rules.You said no jumping around collecting easter eggs.Now you speak of a smorgesbord.Tut Tut .To thine own self be true.
---Mic on 11/21/08


Nicole~ I don't understand why you think I added to God's word or tried to change His words around. I strive diligently to stay true to God's word. If you or anyone else can help me see any error in my way, I am thankful, for I want to stay on the straight and narrow path. I'd appreciate anyone's wisdom and insights on this matter. It would never be my mission to attack you or anyone personally Nicole, I do however feel a great need to be true to God's word, and I will state those truths to the best of my understanding. However, I am very open to being corrected, as long as I know that it is true to God's word. I also strive to correct others in all humility and kindness. Thanks for sharing.
---Anne on 11/20/08


Nicole~ the devil believes in God but is not saved. As far as baptism....that is merely a sign...but it shows nothing about the true condition of our heart. Many people are baptized who live very sinful lives that are in complete contradiction o God's will. We cannot turn to a few isolated verses of scripture
---Anne on 11/18/08

Where does your statement fit in Jesus' Words in Mark 16:16?

I believe Jesus and not on my own understanding.
I dare not question or add to Jesus' Words.

Who do you think you are to add to His Words?
How can you feel free to change His Words around?
The devil believes in God alright.
Even he isn't bold to try to change that sentence around!
---Nicole on 11/20/08


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Pray for guidance from the Holy Spirit. God needs rich Christians. The fact that rich people are decreasing, except those who are against God, is very bad for the world. The rich represent power and if we have some power on our side, then the world will be a freer and healthier place to live in for everyone. It is not things that God is interested in but actions. Whose side are you on - the rich illuminati families' or the down and outs/sick/prisoners of immigration/lonely/unemployed etc.
---frances008 on 11/20/08


Anne,
I think Jesus was astute to each person and worked through their obsessions, problems, etc. Obviously when you read the gospels, with the Jesus approach there was not a standard plan of salvation like many promote today, one size fits all. For example the standard is, repent, ask forgiveness, ask Jesus into your heart and believe in him. Then you are saved an go to heaven. This mentality tends to create hypocrites that never resolve the particular issue that is blocking internal spiritual growth. They usually become closed minded in their belief and think everyone else in the world is wrong. Jesus on the other hand was open minded. Salvation is a personal journey, not a instant marketable product sold by most churches.
---jack on 11/20/08


Jack~Hmmmm....how do we sell everything we have and give to the poor to live in obedience to God? Then we will be poor as well. Solomon and David were not poor. I believe what Jesus means is: if that is what God is specifically calling us to do then we must, or else we love this world more than God. But under practical circumstances, that would be being irresponsible especially if we have a family to tend to. What is your take on this?
---Anne on 11/20/08


Jack~ I like how you said 'The Bible is not a smorgasbord that you can pick one (or a few verses) and ignore the rest.' How sad that people do this, while ignoring the rest of the Bible's truths.
---Anne on 11/20/08


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Trey, apparently your into hyper-Calvinism. A lot of Christians are not. Paul preached this idea but Jesus did not. Predestination could simply mean that because God is omniscient, he knew that because of your own free while that you would come to Christ. We are not puppets in a big Gods play production. If so, what is the point of living. You are picked to go to heaven! I am picked to go to hell. By the way, did you know that your John Calvin murder someone with a different opinion then him? But, it did not matter, he was chosen to go to heaven, praise the Lord!
---jack on 11/19/08


Love the Lord and your Neighbor and you will have eternal life.
Luke 10:22-25

Sell everything you have and give it to the poor and you will inherit eternal life.
Luke 18:18-20

If you do not hate your father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sister and his own life can not be his disciple.
Luke 14:26-33

If you do not take communion you will not have eternal life.
John 6:53-54

Be born again and you will go to heaven.
John 3:3-8

Become like children and you will go to heaven.
Matthew 18:2-3

Be more righteous then religious leaders or you will not enter heaven.
Matthew 5: 17-20

Believe in Jesus and you will go to heaven.
John 3:16
---jack on 11/19/08


Good job mic, but you found only one verse you like, but according to Jesus it is not complete. The Bible is not a smorgasbord that you can pick one verse and ignore the rest. The next post will list the requirements to receive eternal life and go to heaven spoken by Jesus himself. I guarantee you will not agree with Jesus.
---jack on 11/19/08


Hi Jack,

Rom8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Rom8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

These are the ones God saved.
---trey on 11/18/08


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Jack: Read Jn6:51 one verse-no collecting of Easter eggs, smarties,tiddly winks "I am the living bread that came down from heaven.Whosoever eats of this bread will 'live forever', and the bread I will give for the life of the world, IS MY FLESH" Notice this belief is in the RCC ,but 'not' in man made denominations.I am no Jack rabbit.Neither is GOD.One statement.-They did not believe same as you do not.SAD.Read Jn6 Bread from heaven if you want salvation.Satan does NOT want you to believe this .Does he care about your salvation?Think again b/c of your disbelief you will be shaking His paw.
You lost your challenge.
---Mic on 11/18/08


Nicole~ the devil believes in God but is not saved. As far as baptism....that is merely a sign...but it shows nothing about the true condition of our heart. Many people are baptized who live very sinful lives that are in complete contradiction o God's will. We cannot turn to a few isolated verses of scripture to determine if we are saved either. We must seek the word diligently, and be living in accordance to it with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength. Take care.
---Anne on 11/18/08


Give me ONE verse or connected paragraph in the Bible that explains Jesus plan for salvation---jack

The Early Christian Church TAUGHT BAPTISM for Salvation.
That is the Plan.
I think you just don't like the Plan of Salvation by Jesus.
Several connected sentences by Jesus using the method for Salvation.

Mark 16:16
Whoever believes and is baptized will be Saved, whoever does not believe will be condemned.

How do we Baptized?
Jesus tell us as well.

Matthew 28:19 Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

One sentence from God, Himself.
What more do you want?
---Nicole on 11/18/08


OK Mic, I have a challenge for you. Give me ONE verse or connected paragraph in the Bible that explains Jesus plan for salvation. Remember no jumping around collecting verses like Easter eggs.
---jack on 11/18/08


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Let us examine Romans 10:13
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
1. Whosoever= means anybody.
2. What is the name of the Lord?= JESUS
3. Shall call means= to ask
4. Shall be saved= will go to heaven

Suggestion," Lord Jesus please come into my heart and save my soul."

John 6:37
" All that the Father giveth me shall come to me, AND HIM THAT COMET TO ME I WILL IN NO WAY CAST OUT !!!"
---mima on 11/18/08


To become saved should be our #1 concern in life...yet it is difficult to be sure of our salvation when we are surrounded by so many different churches, salvation plans etc. It is especially difficult in these last days since the flood of sins and deceptions is worse than ever. Ultimately we can only put our trust in one place to know true assurance of salvation, and that is in seeking, seeking, & more seeking of God's Holy Word. It alone will show you what true salvation means, and will teach you about the deceptions of the devil, man, and the world. Trust in nothing else as your ultimate guide to God's truths and the truths of salvation.
---Anne on 11/18/08


Well Jack :- I dont think Jesus would have left such an important question unanswered It really is Plain simple and takes Fortitude by any normal standard but People overlook deliberately, The obvious as it involves Control which we all lack as we live in a world of Need.The three words are Faith Hope and charity.In order to obtain-Follow me(with Faith) Perfection (with Hope ) and LOVE.(CHARITY)Its easier said than done!
---Mic on 11/17/08


Maybe not in 1 verse, but the road(Path to salvation) IS clear in all the books & letters we have today...
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 11/17/08


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Unfortunately there isnt one verse in the Bible that describes the complete Plan of Salvation as we are taught in any Christian Church. You have to have your pastor help assemble the verses to use. Even John 3:16 isnt complete, it didnt work for the rich young ruler, he had to sell everything to follow Jesus. If we used that standard in America, by Jesus definition, the Nation would have zero Christians. He would have found a capitalistic, Christian nation amusing.
---jack on 11/17/08


Rebecca,Turning from sinful ways is what we do AS BEST WE CAN because we ARE saved, NOT to be saved. Its a way of life for a Christian but we(the flesh) still do sinful deeds at times. If mankind could turn from sin, there would be no need for the Cross. You must understand, Jesus put away sin so we could be the righteousness of God. There is NO salvation without Christ and HIS gift of forgiveness.Believe and accept this. IN HIM we HAVE the forgiveness of sin. The flesh will never completely turn from sin, so the need for the Cross and a new life. HE became sin for you. We the saved are always forgiven, if not, there is no life(salvation)
---duane on 11/16/08


Duane: I know a person must have faith that God forgave them of their past sins. I am not arguing over that. I am arguing with the fact that you believe that a person doesn't need to ask God to forgive them, they don't need to repent. But in another post you said that you repent of your sins. So why do you repent of your sins, then turn around and tell others they don't need to repent? You fail to realize that if a person doesn't confess their sins to God and ask God to forgive the sins that they committed, then they can't be forgiven. You have not because you ask not. Jesus told us in the bible that we must repent of our sins, confessing our sins to him. Just because Jesus died, that doesn't mean every single person is forgiven.
---Rebecca_D on 11/15/08


Repent mean, a MIND change/Turn away from the way you were going.Born Again Believers must re-new their mind with God's Word & Turn away from your old life.
2 Cor.5:17 If (any) man be in Christ he's a new creature, old things passed away,(all things)become new.
John3:3 Except a man be~BORN AGAIN~he cannot see the Kingdom of God.
Baptized in water(matt.3:11) confessing your sins.Matt3:6.
Born Again is a God thing NOT a man Thing.A heart Thing not a mouth Thing.
If its TRUE Repentance, God will Baptize you by His Spirit into His Body.
Matt.16:16 He that Believeth and is Baptized shall be saved.
God is faithful!
Acts2:21 For whosoever shall call upon the Lord SHALL be saved!
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---Charla on 11/15/08


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"Those that have been given much, Much shall be required, I don't know about you(?),
But, Much is required of me!
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 11/13/08"

The statement was made by a mature Christian that understands what it means to be a Christian and a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. Oh my prayer is that more Christians would understand their relationship with the Lord and the need for spreading the gospel of Lord Jesus Christ and his saving grace!
---mima on 11/14/08


Tell that to those who are unwilling to believe in Jesus and don't make it to the Marriage Supper and have to live during the day's of the AC's reign and will be beheaded for their testimony.

Many people have heard of what's coming
and refuse to believe in Jesus's, but, once the Bride(Church)is gone and they SEE all the stuff they've heard & seen on T.V, Christian Blog sites, such as the Mark of the Beast(666)ect. ect.
Who hasn't heard of that number?

There's a price for not believing in Jesus,
It Will be there heads!

You/me/mankind are bought with a price,
Those that have been given much, Much shall be required, I don't know about you(?),
But, Much is required of me!
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 11/13/08


--Frances008: ***Jesus will want to see the evidence that you were saved - the fruit***

You really believe that the Lord doesn't know His own sheep? So much so that He needs to look upon their fruits as evidence of them gaining a heart to God's Will.

The Lord looks upon our heart.We look upon one anothers fruits as evidence of a person gaining a heart to do God's Will because we are unable to see a man's heart.

I pray you receive this as it is intended, in an edifying way. I want you to know that I don't dissect things as you've presumed to state in other post. I discern them and if you believe the truth to be as you have written in your post here, then it goes a long way to explaining why your unable to discern OSAS.
---Shawn_M.T. on 11/13/08


DDM, what do you mean some still owe? If Jesus died for their sins how could they still owe? If they repented of their sins, how do they still owe? Do you mean that they still go ahead and sin? If so they will probably take up the mark of the beast, in their self-deception and belief that they are eternally secure. Then nobody will kill them but they will live to a ripe old age and go to HELL when then die. Jesus saved us FROM our sins past present and future. We will heed him and avoid taking up the 666 Verichip/RFID chip. That way we will avoid Hell (hopefully).
---frances008 on 11/13/08


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If you are already 'saved' then why does the Bible say 'God will judge his people'. The truth is that we are all going to be judged. Saying you believe is not going to save you. Jesus will want to see the evidence that you were saved - the fruit. But some people who might have done some good deeds but were not interested in pleasing God spiritually speaking, they will not be saved. There are ways that God can tell his own people from the imitators. Love beats good deeds in getting you to heaven.
---frances008 on 11/13/08


Rebecca,
Jesus says, thy faith shall save you. Why argue? People come to Christ to be saved through faith. Another Gospel will not do.
Repent= turn to Christ in faith.
---duane on 11/13/08


The sins they commit after that, they must repent. If they don't ask they are unrepented sins. If you didn't ask God to forgive you from the sins you committed in your past when first came to Christ, then how did you get saved to begin with?
---Rebecca_D on 11/13/08

AMEN!
5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and ALL Judaea, and ALL the region round about Jordan,

6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, CONFESSING their SINS.

7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, WHO hath WARNED you to FLEE from THE WRATH TO COME?

8 BRING forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

SOME still owe, your blood or head may be required.(666)
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 11/13/08


Duane: Repenting of sin never saves anyone? Then why does God tell us in his word that we should repent and if we don't then we won't enter into the Kingdom of God? Just because God made a person, that doesn't mean they are going to heaven. Jesus said that he will come like a thief in the night unless that person repents. When a sinner comes to Christ they ask him to forgive the sins they committed. Christ does forgive them. The sins they commit after that, they must repent. If they don't ask they are unrepented sins. If you didn't ask God to forgive you from the sins you committed in your past when first came to Christ, then how did you get saved to begin with?
---Rebecca_D on 11/13/08


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Without the repentance of ones Sin,
There is NO Salvation of one's Soul!

Without repentance, There's NO blood to cover your Sins,
God don't look pass the blood of Jesus that one is covered in once they repent and change the path of destruction their on and start walking in the light.

Hopfully it was Shamefullness of your evil deeds that led you to repentance...
The Convicting Spirit of the Holy Ghost is responsible for that feeling(Shame)and in that we are ABLE to say Yahshua(Jesus) IS Lord and W/O the Spirit NONE can call upon the Lord...
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 11/13/08


I also agree with duane..It is through our FAITH in Jesus Christ that we are saved by GODS mercy and grace.
Jesus did not come into the world to condemn it. He came that the world would be saved through Him.
---JIM on 11/13/08


I'm in total agreement with this statement.
"Repenting of sin never saved anyone because everyone is still sinning. I have never known anyone who is sinless.
Repenting(turning to Christ) will take away sin. Thy faith shall save you. This is truth.
---duane on 11/12/08 "
---mima on 11/12/08


Repenting of sin never saved anyone because everyone is still sinning. I have never known anyone who is sinless.
Repenting(turning to Christ) will take away sin. Thy faith shall save you. This is truth.
---duane on 11/12/08


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Tamarious, sorry if I mispelt your name. What you say is good and right. Baptism does not save but is a step of obedience. As it is symbolic, the important thing is that you repented first. I give you a vote for your post.
---frances008 on 11/11/08


you dont get saved by excepting god as your saviour you get saved by repenting of your sins(asking god to forgive you of your sins and not turning back to them) being baptized in water not sprinkled but in water in the name of jesus christ for the remission of sins and tarrying(waiting) on god in prayer and in supplication until you receive the Holy Ghost. whosover shall call on the name of the lord shall be saved his name is jesus keep that in mind people false prophesying about god and dont know what they're talking about if the blin lead the blind both shall fall into the ditch god doesnt hear a sinners prayer either
---tamarious on 11/10/08


Just as you didn't ask for your natural birth you cannot ask for your Spiritual Birth. Where people got the idea you can ask Jesus into your heart is beyond me. Even the Apostles were "called" and later when Jesus died were "filled" with the Holy Ghost. You are born with the Spirit of God that is the 1 Baptism or the "new birth". You will know when that happens you won't be able to explain it. You will have spiritual ears and eyes. The scriptures will open up to you.
---Edwina on 8/6/08


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