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Worship and obey Christ saves the sinuous life. Without any person's opinion, according to the Bible there is only one way to get saved, namely, lit.Gk: "Obey up to the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved." Acts 16:30-34.
---Eloy on 2/9/10


Jesus under the law? The law was spoken out by God-Jesus Christ is the Spoken Word in Flesh.
The Law(nomos)is a command approved of God.
Matt 3:17
And lo a voice from heaven,saying,This is My beloved Son,in Whom I AM well pleased:Law fulfilled.
The gospel and Doctrine(teaching):
Gal6:2
Jesus preached the Kingdom of God is at Hand,repent and believe in the gospel.
Salvation thru Christ.Mk1
Repentance and remission.
Luke 24:45-47(all)-opened He their understanding...it is written...
repentance and remission of sins preached in HIS NAME..
Matt 18
God is Love-We can repent have remission and forgive one another.

The agreement is vital-Find it.
Phil 2
Mark 3:24-28
Luke11:23
Jn17:11-22
---char on 2/9/10


MarkV
My point was if we in the Body of Christ had that power Jesus gave the disciples
Jn14:13-14 And whatsoever ye shall ask in My Name,that will I do,that the Father may be glorified in the Son,If ye shall ask anything in My Name, I will do it.
If that were the case I would ask for salvation and healing for every one.
---michael_e on 2/9/10


michael, maybe I did not understand clearly what your complain was on what Char wrote. What did you really mean by,
"Read the 13th chapter to see who Jesus is talking to. If this pertained to us,(Body of Christ) why would there be any sick or unsaved?"
What sick or unsaved people are you talking about? The context shows Jesus was speaking to the disciples. only one was leaving, Judas. Now if you are saying, was Jesus in that passage speaking to us, the answer is no, not in the context. God speaks to us through His Word, that is a fact. How we apply it to our lives could be many ways. I just don't get what sick and unsaved people you are talking about.
---MarkV. on 2/9/10


sisst is correct what Peter said in Acts2,38 is a summary of all the things Jesus was talking about in the gospels concerning salvation.
People can argue about did Jesus say this to us (people today) or only to the disciples The point is if you obey Acts2,38 it fulfils John3,5 Acts1,8 John14,15 John7,37-39 and many other scriptures
When you receive the Holy Spirit you receive every spiritual blessing Eph1,3 including tongues Acts2,4 God's love Romans5,5 Power Acts1,8
All the gifts 1 Corinthians12,4-6 and All things pertaining to life and godliness 2Peter1,3 Including grace, righteousness and eternal life which are all part of the promise of the Father Acts1,4-5
---Rodney on 2/8/10




Thanks all,
I still maybe missing something,the focus of my post-as follows.
*There is only One God,
He knows His Word,He alone will confirm it.
He has given us His name-(Us meaning-mankind:)from the beginning.
The power in the Name stands-the knowledge of that may differ from each individual.
*He alone can save.
Unless one Believes God exist-His Words are meaningless to them:
Salvation nullified.


*We are all still learning and will continue to do so.*
Praise him for His mercy and Grace.
---char on 2/8/10


The Jesus Name Pentecost Church And The Bible teaches that to be saved one must repent, be baptized--immersion--in Jesus' name and receive the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:38, living a clean and holy life every day that is required according to The Word of God.
It's preparing-saving your self from the burning lake. If not, it's your choice to be lost.

---Sisst3306 on 2/8/10


char on 2/7/10
My point is when Christ spoke in his earthly ministry, under law, we need to see who he is speaking to. Matt 18 is another scripture, where he is speaking to His disciples and says, where two or three are gathered together in my name there am I in the midst of them. But now I can be alone and be with the Lord.
Rom 15:4 says what was written afore(earlier)was for our learning(not doctrine)
---michael_e on 2/8/10


Amen Markv and Char, AMEN.

Rodney, its okay. I only wanted clarification anyway. We all have typed something up on these blogs and missed a word or left out something we wanted to say.
---miche3754 on 2/8/10


markv, maybe this is plainer
michael e, your rebuttal to Char is wrong. If you read the passages from John 14:8 you will see that Jesus was speaking to the disciples.
Read the 13th chapter to see who Jesus is talking to. If this pertained to us,(Body of Christ) why would there be any sick or unsaved?
---michael_e on 2/8/10




michael e, your rebuttal to Char is wrong. If you read the passages from John 14:8 you will see that Jesus was speaking to the disciples. The scene continues to be in the upper room where the disciples had gathered with Jesus before He was arrested. Judas had been dismissed in 13:30 and Jesus had begun His valedictory address to the remaining 11. Jesus spoke to them to comfort them because He was going to leave them. The reason Jesus would later say, "If you love Me, keep my commandments"
All the disciples had to do was to ask the Father in Jesus name and they would receive it. He was not going to be there present with them. There was no one sick that the passages mention.
---MarkV. on 2/8/10


Michael e,
Please continue by answering your own question to me.If you mean to teach-I will understand better if you explain.
---char on 2/7/10


char on 2/7/10
Jn14:13-14 And whatsoever ye shall ask in My Name,that will I do,that the Father may be glorified in the Son,If ye shall ask anything in My Name,will do.
Read the 13th chapter to see who Jesus is talking to. If this pertained to us why would there be any sick or unsaved?
---michael_e on 2/7/10


Believe God exist.Believe what He said-He's done-is doing and will do.
Trust He will confirm-His Word-to You.
He will save you from deception and prepare You to know Him from the deceiver.
Flesh is subject to error.
Don't believe me our any man:ask Him.
He gave-His Name to do so.
Jn14:13-14And whatsover ye shall ask in My Name,that will I do,that the Father may be glorified in the Son,If ye shall ask anything in My Name,will do.
MT6:9After this manner therefore pray:Our Father Which art in heaven,Hallowed be THY NAME.
Jn17:11And I AM no more in the world,but these are in the world,and I come to Thee.Holy Father keep through Thine own Name those whom Thou hast given Me,that they maybe one and We.
---char on 2/7/10


Rodney, I believe every word that Jesus said. I also always look to see who is speaking and who they are speaking to. I also believe everything the apostle Paul said as Heb.9:15-18, Rom.15:4, Rom.15:8, 1Cor 4:16, 1Cor.11:1, Phil.3:17, 1Tim.1:16. I don't have a problem answering your questions.
---michael_e on 2/6/10


Miche Yes your right i do beleive in Jesus the man and what He said sorry if I didn't make that clear
Michael Before i respond to your last 2 posts do you believe in what Jesus said or not?

Do you beleive you have to ask for the Holy Spirit? Luke 11,13

Do you beleive believers will do greater works than Jesus? John 14,12

Do you beleive a person needs to be born of water and the Spirit to see or enter the Kingdom of God? john3,3-5

These are just 3 examples of what Jesus said which are particularly relevant to believing.
---Rodney on 2/5/10


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Rodney on 2/2/10
John13,20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me
who did he send in acts 9?
---michael_e on 2/3/10


Rodney,
We are suppose to believe Jesus, the Man, what he said AND what he did.
---miche3754 on 2/3/10


Pretty simple:
1 Cor. 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified
Rom. 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
1 Cor.15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand, 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the again the third day according to the scriptures:
---michael_e on 2/2/10


Do we need to beleive in Jesus the Man or beleive what he said? I beleive in what He said.
John13,20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me
(see also John15,26)
I beleive Jesus when He said You have to ask for the Holy Spirit Luke 11,8,13
I beleive Jesus when Hesaid in Mark16,16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe, In my name shall they cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues,
---Rodney on 2/2/10


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I agree with Markv and Rod4him on this. The Holy Spirit is planted in you the moment you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Bible says that once this happens you have to "feed" "sow" to the Spirit, not the flesh.

The asking you speak of Rodney IS the moment you believe in Christ. And at that moment is when the HS comes to live in you.
---miche3754 on 2/2/10


Rodney, I think you are suggesting that one can be saved and not have/be filled with the Holy Spirit. That is error.

If you do not have the Spirit, that person is not of Christ. There are many scriptures, which are not at my fingertips, that have very similar concepts. A command is in Ephesians to be filled with the HS. As many as are lead by the Spirit are His. If one is lead by the Spirit, they will not fulfill the deeds of the flesh.

One could ask, where does scripture say one is automatically saved when they believe?

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. hmm...automatically.

When I have more time, I'll research some more scripture if you are open to the truth. I think you have an agenda.
---Rod4Him on 2/1/10


Hi Mark perhaps my question was unclear What I meant in the context of the discussion is where does it say that thw Holy Spirit indwells a person automatically on belief?

Answer it doesn't Jesus said you had to ask for it Luke11,13

The scripture you quoted Ezekiel36,27 is speaking of the same Spirit which Joel spoke of.
Of which Peter said when asked about tongues "this is it" but which you say this isn,t it
---Rodney on 2/1/10


Rodney, you asked me where do you find in scripture that the Holy Spirit indwells a geniune believer, and I am surprise that you who says that you display the gifts of the spirit and can raise people from the grave, who speaks in many tongues, who has a better Holy Spirit then us all, does not know the answer. Here, I will give you a clue, "New Covenant". Your spirit must not be working at a high level or you would know the answer already. "I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statues, and you will keep my judgments and do them"
---MarkV. on 2/1/10


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calhoon on 1/30/10 you are right on
Acts is a historical book, it sure isnt a doctrinal book.
It is transitional. it starts under law

Rom.15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
---michael_e on 1/31/10


"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved."
Saved from sin and its consequences- not that you will be sinless in this life but you will be accepted in Christ, in the eyes of God as if you were, and therefore will not be subject to the punishment due to your sin. The promises of God will be yours e.g. ALL things work together for good to those who love God - no matter what troubles come your way in this life you can have confidence that God is with you in the troubles and you have no need to be afraid...read Psalm 46, read Psalm 23...when death comes you will not walk through it alone.
---Lil on 1/31/10


calhoun --
I've heard others say what you do.

2Ti 3:16 says: All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

Is the book of ACTs part of Scripture? If not, what purpose does it serve?
---Donna66 on 1/31/10


Acts is a historical book, it sure isnt a doctrinal book.
---calhoon on 1/30/10


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Hi Jody and Mark
Where does it say the holy Spirit indwells all who beleive?
In Axts19:2-5 Beleibers did not have the Holy Spirit Nor in Acts8,12-16
Jesus said you had to ask for the Holy Spirit and in the parable about asking for food in the middle of the night ask persistently until you get it not just ask a couple of times and pre sume you have it (Luke11,5-13 jody if your friends folowed Jesus advice from Luke 11 they too could have their own Pentecostal experience
Incudently Mark beleives all modern rongues to be gibberish and not legitimate
tongues is not a work its a miracle from Jesus like what Jesus did on the sabbath
---Rodney on 1/30/10


MarkV: Spiritual pride is a huge sin. Also, when we reduce God's power to belonging only to tongue speakers we fall into what scripture says of "those having a form of Godliness but denying the power and from such turn away". I known tongue speakers who lack any semblance of fruit of the Spirit and lack love. I have seen this in non speakers as well. There is no difference between the two. "Arrogant, proud and boastful" they are outside of Gods will for His children. Bible says to pray for the gift of prophecy.. not all speak in tongues. It classifies tongues as a minor gift that needs to be controlled. So Rodney, you seriously need to take a spiritual inventory and get it right for your own sake.
---jody on 1/30/10


Rodney: I need to add that Jesus said "the words I speak are Spirit and life". Jesus was not speaking in tongues at the time so does that mean He was deluded in thinking that He had the Spirit? I so pray that you can put this into perspective and stop focusing on the tongues thing. There is power in the Blood and you can speak in plain language in the Spirit and cause miracles to happen never having spoken in an unknown tongue. The only requirement is faith.
---jody on 1/30/10


Belivers are not instructed in the N. Testament to assault demons or Satan but to assault error with the Truth. That is our battle (John 17:17, Heb. 4:12). The formidable spiritual strongholds manned by the forces of hell can be demolished only by the Spiritual weapons wielded by godly believers- singularly the "Sword of the Spirit". Example, Jude 9 you see that rather then personally cursing such a powerful angel as Satan, Michael deferred to the ultimate, sovereign power of God following the example of the Angel of the Lord in Zech. 3:2 This is the supreme illustration of how Christians are to deal with Satan and demons. "Believers are not to address them, but rather to seek the Lord's intervening power against them.
---MarkV. on 1/30/10


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Jody, that is the same argument I had with Rodney. His pride. He seems to think he is better then all those who are born of the Spirit. That his gibberish talk makes him a better man. From the very beginning that has been his case. Trying to make a case for himself. That his Spirit is more powerful then our spirit because he, of himself requested it and we didn't. God would never give a gift of sin to anyone. And no gibberish talk will ever bring anyone to Christ.
---MarkV. on 1/30/10


Rodney, my Bible says that the Holy Spirit indwells all who believe. Paul himself said that "not all speak with tongues". What is your purpose? Are you saying that people of great faith and love for God/Jesus do not have the Spirit if they don't speak in tongues? Or are you saying that ye must speak with other tongues to be saved? My Bible says that it is by faith that we are saved and not of works but by the Grace of God. Is not tongue speaking an action/work? I am not putting down tongues as it is a legitimate gift and I myself speak in tongues but know beautiful brothers and sisters who are filled with the Spirit that do not speak in tongues. I claim that they are saved.
---jody on 1/29/10


Michael I am going to agree with your previous posts. You said you believe it is different for us than it was in the so called apostolic era I believe "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you." Romans8,11
I know I have this Spirit because i speak in tongues the same as the apostles. And I know if you were to ask for the Holy Spirit you also would have this experience when you received and you would then know for yourself that the apostolic era has not passed.
But according to you this Spirit is no longer available so i guess this promise does not apply to you.
---Rodney on 1/29/10


Richard according to your "disapproving of tongue speaking" post you have received the baptism of the holy Ghost Which was prophesied by Solomon Prov1,23 Isaiah 11,2 32,15 44,3 Ezekiel 11,9 18,31 36,26-27 37,14 Joel 2,28 Zechariah 12,10 John the Baptist Mat3,11 Mark1,8 Luke 3,16 and John1,33 and of course Jesus many times John3,5 John7,37-39 John13,20 John14,26 and John 15,26

Nowhere is Romans 10,9 prophesied in the old testament and apart from that fact it was written to people already saved
Believe means to trust rely and adhere to not just acknowledge
And confess comes from a Greek word homologia which means to say the same thing as
---Rodney on 1/29/10


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Believe in your heart and confess with your month the Jesus Is Lord. This is the entry WAY into eternal life. This is the plan that God has had for mankind since the begining of time. After you accept Gods plan for salvation, you are free to live a spirit filled life, a child of the King. Full of wonder and joy. Living as God had intented you to live. Or you can eat with the pigs, as a certain young man did in one of Jesus's parables. God loves you and wants you to be His child, always accepting, always forgiving, always loving you. Which Life do you chose?
---Richard on 1/28/10



Gal.2:2 And I went up by revelation(from the ascended christ), and communicated unto them that gospel(1cor. 15:1-4) which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain

Paul never had to check with Peter and the 11 to see if he was proclaiming what the ascended lord called him for.

rodney how much of the book of acts do you adhere to? Acts 2:36, 44,45 3:1,19 4:10, 34,35,36,37 Acts 5:1-10 just to name a few

check out the gospel paul proclaimed among the gentiles rom 2:16 1cor 15:1-4. Not the same as acts 2:38
---michael_e on 1/27/10


Gal 2,2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain

Paul wanted to make sure that what He was preaching was the same as Peter and the others in Jerusalam and apart from the circumcision issue there was no difference so Paul did not have to worry that He might be preaching a wrong gospel(Gal 1,9)

I can't really figure out what the point is your getting at? Perhaps you could tell me what to do to be saved?
seeing as all i know is the same salvation the disciples got which has apparently changed
---Rodney on 1/27/10


hi rodney
question, did you ever read where jesus or the 12 ever mention the body of christ?
did you ever read where paul ever mentions repent and be baptised and you will recieve the holy ghost?

peter said,
acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ

paul said,
Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

things that are different are not the same
---michael_e on 1/26/10


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Hi Michael I beleive your right on one point, Acts is transitional between Jesus resurection and His mighty return The book of acts has no amen it is still continuing today with people still experiencing all types of miracles including the baptism of the Holy spirit with speaking in tongues
In Acts 10 Peter received a vision to tell him something he should have already known
"ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem,... and unto the uttermost part of the earth." Not a changed gospel just a correction to a mistake Peter was making which he was humble enough to accept
Now were told to earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to the saints (Jude3)ie the things that happened in the book of acts
---Rodney on 1/26/10


Rueben //The issue was not a doctrinal but a conduct!

We really teach more about what we do then from what we say.

Peter's example of separating himself from the Gentiles because of his fear of the Jerusalem party told his audience that there was a distinction made by God between Gentiles & Jews.

In any case, Rueben will you please respond to Paul9594 question about the Catholic church on Love & Serve others 1/25/10. Thank you.
---Lee1538 on 1/25/10


When Paul squared off against Peter in Antioch (Gal.2:14)That issue sort of demolishes the theory that Peter was the first infallible pope or that Gentile Christians must observe OT laws that were strictly Jewish in nature.
---Lee1538 on 1/24/10


The issue was not a doctrinal but a conduct! Jesus had the same issue with the Pharisees in Matthew 23:2-3 "The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat, therefore do whatever they teach you and follow it, but do not do as they do, for they do not practice what they teach."(NRSV)
And Paul did the same thing the first Pope did, when he himself was circumcised and also Timothy do likewise!
---Ruben on 1/25/10


The book of acts is a transitional book and not a book of doctrine. Temple worship is still going on(Acts 3:1) Believers sold their possessions and had a common kitty,(Acts 2, Acts 5) The fall of israel(Acts 7) Believing jews leave jerusalem except the 12(Acts 8) The ascended lord calls out Paul for the gentiles(Acts 9) He shows peter a change is coming(Acts 10) peter contends with jewish believer(Acts 11) After yhis is Acts 11:19 Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.
This is not the body of christ
---michael_e on 1/25/10


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Hi All
micheal The scipture you quoted in Acts15:8-9
8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us,
9 And put NO DIFFERENCE between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
In Acts 15,30 When Paul told the Centurion to beleive and they shall be saved it says that straightaway He was baprised obviosly beleiving jesus means beleiving that unless your born of water and the spirit you will not see the kingdom of God (ie not saved)
Believing on Jesus means believing what He said not just beleiving some aspects and arguing about other aspects of His teaching
There is still no difference between how different people in Acts were saved and how people are saved today
---Rodney on 1/25/10


Romans 10:12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.

Since the Lord makes no distinction we should not compel Gentiles to become Jews, nor Jews to become Gentiles.

When Paul squared off against Peter in Antioch (Gal.2:14) Peter was told 'If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?' and that was when he separated himself from the Gentiles when the crowd from Jerusalem came on the scene.

That issue sort of demolishes the theory that Peter was the first infallible pope or that Gentile Christians must observe OT laws that were strictly Jewish in nature.
---Lee1538 on 1/24/10


acts 15:7 takes you back to acts 10, when peter was FORCED to go to a gentile, which he had never done before, and wasn't doing in acts 2.(repent,baptism, gift of hs)
acts 10(no repentance, gift of hs, baptism) different than acts 2. acts 16 is different than acts 10
Acts 16:30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31 And they said, BELIEVE(Plus nothing)on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
you're right rodney scripture speaks for itself.
---michael_e on 1/22/10


Acts15,7b ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.
8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us,
9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
Ro 10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
michael i think these sciptures speak for themselves
---Rodney on 1/22/10


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Rodney on 1/20
a couple questtions.

who was peter talking to?

Peter went on to talk of Jesus death and resurrection V22-36 and at the end He was asked by those who were "pricked in their heart" What shall we do?
why were they pricked in their heart?

Peter answers in v38 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. V39 The Promise is to everyone?

Acts 2:36 Therefore let ALL THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL(not the body of christ) know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, WHOM YE CRUCIFIED, both Lord and Christ
---michael_e on 1/21/10


Hi All mima wrote in an earlier post "that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved." which is in Acts2,21 which Peter quoted from Joel
Peter went on to talk of Jesus death and resurrection V22-36 and at the end He was asked by those who were "pricked in their heart" What shall we do?
In context How do we call on the name of the Lord. To which Peter answers in v38 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. V39 The Promise is to everyone.
v40 Save yourselves
Its the Promise of the Father said Jesus Acts1,4 which the disciples had just received and Peter was telling everyone how to get it
---Rodney on 1/20/10


I asked to find out what other denominations teach that you 'must' do.
I believe: I bring nothing accept the blood of Christ, I stand before God naked and ashamed for I didn't do what I wanted to do, I did those things I didn't want to do.

Who will save me from this body of sin and death?

When you realize that we all arrive in the same condition and He answers us all the same way - you can finally be liberated to do and grow in Jesus bc it is Him that is working through you.
---Andrea on 8/15/07


Janet,
your explantion is one of "Works for salvation" It is a doctrine taught by the Catholic Church and has now contaminated a lot of denominations or churches. Your explanation makes no sense and is false to begin with. You say faith alone is not Biblical because the Catholic Church says that, but I will put my explanation for you so that you can read it and do what you want with it. If God wants to teach you this now, light will come to His Word.
---mark on 8/15/07


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#2. Janet: Next you seem to imply that by keeping His commandments and feeding the hungry, you will get into God's kingdom. Let me say that no one who is lost to began with, will do what Christ tells them to do. They don't have faith in Him. Why should anyone that doesn't believe in Christ keep His commandments? They don't love Him, they love their father the devil, they don't understand spiritual things, why should they do anything God tells them to do?
---mark on 8/15/07


#3. Janet: "Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies, and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?" Jesus is saying, "in order to have eternal life, and he is speaking about eternal because He mentions "even though you die" talking about physical death, they will live because they believed in Him. Faith in Christ is believing Christ. Those who believe have eternal life.
---mark on 8/15/07


#4. Janet: The people Christ was talking to, were believers and they had to have faith in order to keep His commandments. Faith in Christ that He died for their sins, that He resurrected and this come after we are born again of the Spirit and are given the gift of faith and repentance. You will never do anything for Christ unless you are born again. You imply, you have to work first and because of that work, God sees something good in you, then you deserve salvation.
---mark on 8/15/07


To be eternally saved you must do NOTHING! It is by Grace alone. To take hold of that salvation you must be an obedeint child of God. See Ephesians 1. Our inheritance is obtained by Christ. We then take hold of the earnest of that inheritance by belief and trust which is obedeince. Visit blog.baptistcommentary.info for more info.
---BaptistCommentary on 8/13/07


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As I have said before on this blog, if you are going to understand scripture then you must be able to know the basics of what you are reading. Who wrote it? Who was it written to? When was it written? What did the author write? Why was it written? If you do not know the answers to these questions then you will probably not understand or misunderstand what you are reading.
---James on 8/13/07


I frequently see Romans 10:9 being used as proof that we only need to "confess Jesus is Lord, you will be saved". This is NOT what Paul was talking about. This letter was written to the ALREADY SAVED DISCIPLES of the church in Rome. Not unbelievers. The letter was written because Jewish believers were placing Old Covenant (Jewish) requirements on gentile believers. Paul was stating in Romans 10 (read the whole chapter) that righteous faith comes through faith in Christ and not through the law.
---James on 8/13/07


How to be saved?? ...Believe on HIM who HE has sent.
We have a change of mind (repent) when we believe on HIM.(faith)
Salvatiom is life(Christ in you)..We are Made holy.
We ARE forgiven saints
---duane on 8/13/07


It saddens me that there are so many Christians that are "scripture readers" and not "bible readers". The difference is one pulls out scriptures that suits his or her needs and the other actually knows what the context of the scripture is as it was used and also knows what the REST of the bible says on that topic.
---James on 8/13/07


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Eloy ... There are lots of peculiarities about the system used here & what is printed is often different from what we write
---alan_of_UK on 8/13/07


When Jesus was asked that question do you remember what he said? He didn't say all you have to do is believe in me and accept me as your personal savior. He said keep the Commandments, feed the hungry, visit the sick etc. Matthew 21. Sola fida (saved by faith alone) is not Biblical. It's a man made theology of Martin Luther.
---janet on 8/13/07


When Jesus was asked that question do you remember what he said? He didn't say all you have to do is believe in me and accept me as your personal savior. He said keep the Commandments, feed the hungry, visit the sick etc. Matthew 21. Sola fida (saved by faith alone) is not Biblical. It's a man made theology of Martin Luther.
---janet on 8/13/07


cont. Salvation>>>I believe that you were raised from the dead and you are the Son of God. Please save me. I will live my life for you, Which by the way God expects. The Person of the Holy Spirit does all the work. His POWER, the same power that raised Jesus from the dead. Are you ready? Only believe will not do. You must be forgiven by God through His Son, Jesus Christ.
---catherine on 8/13/07


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God has to chose you and offer you his Irresistible Grace. There is no action you can take to merit God's attention in this matter. Only those preordained for salvation ever granted salvation.
---Phil_the_Elder on 8/13/07


Let me just share my experience! Draw your hand...write Believe, Repent, Confess, Accept and Be Baptized on each finger. The look up each verse in order. (Fun way to witness to kids) And don't forget, His grace saves us...we do nothing to earn it. Ephes. 2:5,8
1. John 1:12 or Acts 10:43
2. Acts 2:38
3. Romans 10:9
4. John 3:13-16
5. John 19:4, Mark 16:16

Others...John 5:24 1 Timothy 1:16 John 14:6
---faithbtrue on 8/12/07


Because a sinner has a hardened heart does not mean that they are not convicted, for God has already convicted the entire world, and commands all flesh everywhere to repent. When any person refuses God's all-inclusive conviction, they perish because of their own disobedience.
---Eloy on 8/12/07


I just noticed that the semi-colon that I use in references and in my postings is not displaying here on the blog. I guess I could use the colon or something else.
---Eloy on 8/12/07


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You "MUST" repent: you "MUST" surrender. In real prayer you ask Jesus to forgive you of all your sins, and to come into your heart and life and to take over. You must ask him to save you from sin and to make you a real born-again Christian. Please Read- Romans 5:12-14,19, John 3:3, 6:37, Romans 10:9-13, Psalm 32, 51, John 3:16,36.
---Eloy on 8/12/07


First, God has to convict you of your sins. Then and only then can you ask him to forgive you of your sins and invite him into your heart. Without the conviction of God, there can be no Salvation (people tend to forget that part). Becoming saved means to accept Christ as your personal saviour. And abide in him always.
---Rebecca_D on 8/11/07


andrea,you must come to realize you are a sinner in need of repentence,you must believe that jesus came to die for you and take your punishment for your sin,that he is the son of God,that he rose on the third day,and now intercedes for you before his father.and you must ask him to come into your life.
---tom2 on 8/11/07


Believe. When Romans 10:9,8 was written, there was no big list of requirements. Being saved - is a lifestyle, accepting that God the Father sent Jesus, His Son, to be punished for our sin. Building on this, accepting God for who He is and living a lifestyle that pleases God.
---Paul on 8/11/07


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First, you must repent of your sins. That means turn away from sin and turn to God.

Ro10:9
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.

Saved means to be born again, saved from the pits of Hell.
---Pastor_Herb on 8/11/07


Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved

Thayer Definition:
1) to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction
1a) one (from injury or peril)
1a1) to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health
1b1) to preserve one who is in danger of destruction, to save or rescue
1b) to save in the technical biblical sense
---Linda on 8/11/07


1b1) negatively
1b1a) to deliver from the penalties of the Messianic judgment
1b1b) to save from the evils which obstruct the reception of the Messianic deliverance
Part of Speech: verb
From the looks of it, it includes rescue and healing from everything Adam released by disobedience.
---Linda on 8/11/07


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