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Requirements To Be Saved

Once born again is that all it takes to make heaven? What are the requirements?

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part two, Thus says the Lord, Let me see some fruit from you, O Christian, I planted you a seed, a noble and worthy vine up to me: now where is mine fruit says the Lord, for I am an hungered, and I seek as such from you, says the Lord. Have I not commanded you to be fruitful and multiply? to bear much fruit, some thirty some sixty and some an hundred? I look and I see only leaves from you says the Lord. Where are mine figs? I have not made you to be an alien vine up to me, to be a curse and a byword: but I have made you to be a blessing to the nations. Now listen to Eloy, my prophet, and do your duties to me even as he has said: and see if I will not pour you out blessings upon you, says the Lord.
---Eloy on 1/12/10


Jim, here again you have workers of the law agreeing that someone is right when they have the gospel so wrong. As you can see who they are, the same people. They all must claim sinlessness. Because there is no other way to come to their conclusion. Everyone sins, even sins from the heart. So no one escapes no matter how holy they say they are. Plus, our flesh has not been redeemed. It will not be until we are glorified. How wrong they have it. In fact they don't need Christ anymore. Or Chastisement from God, and if that is the case they are illegitimate. "But if you are without chastening, 'of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons" Hebrew 12:8. How more clear can it get?
---MarkV. on 1/12/10


Everyone has a different amount of faith measured, ACCORDINGLY, ONE MUST walk after the law of righteousness, as the FULL example in Abraham, a man OF FAITH Genesis 15:6 But also a man of the law of righteousness, 26:5!

It is to our benefit to keep the least of the commandments. Matt. 5:17-20. Because we also want to please the Father, as Chris't did!

But you must begin with the staple of our convenant the 10 commandments as you grow in your understanding. That which is not kept perfectly is covered by His Blood!

Don't just have faith in the power of His death on the cross to enter salvation.

Or you may Hear Matthew 7:20-23

Showing the bad fruit example, is being lawless!!! Lawless equals no heaven for you!
---Paul9594 on 1/12/10


part one, Faith in action is doing the works of Christ, and dead faith is Nonworks. Faith without works is dead, and likewise works without faith is also dead. So Up people, get up, Up, Up, Up, and Go and get out there and Do what Jesus commanded you: share the gospel with others, feed the hungry, clothe naked, help the helpless, and be a father to the fatherless, and a friend to the friendless.
---Eloy on 1/12/10


Rodney, yes, repentance is the requirement for salvation: for if the unsaved do not surrender their vessel up to the head mastership and command of Jesus, then their vessel will be ship wrecked. I have found that Jesus will convert only what we give up to him, and whatever we withhold from him he will not convert and glorify. Total surrender and submission in every single part of our lives is the only way to salvation. Jesus did not only hang 10 percent of himself upon the cross, and not only half of himself, but he gave the total and complete all of himself: and we likewise must follow and give our all, for nothing less is acceptable up to him.
---Eloy on 1/12/10




Eloy....you sound just like the Pharisee who went to the temple to pray: I thank you that i am not like other men - robbers,evildoers and adulterers. I fast and give a tenth of all i get.
---JIM on 1/12/10


Meany have given the requirements for salvation but a real opportunity exists to actually find out what the qualifications for salvation are and we can do this by reading in the Bible Acts 16-30 "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"

Now I know we have some highly unintelligent bloggers would surely they will let the Lord speak for himself.
---mima on 1/12/10


---JIM on 1/12/10 The Father of the
Son that left told his other Son that the one that had left was dead but because he returned to the Father he was alive again.

If you leave Jesus you are an Antichrist.

1 John 2:18-19 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists, whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us, for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
---exzucuh on 1/12/10


-JIM on 1/12/10 So Jim what you are saying is that we should believe your idea of what faith is and not what James says it is. He contradicts you and says you have no faith.
Are you saying that James is a liar, I agree with James and many say I am a liar. I do not agree with anyone but people that agree with the Bible 100 % not even to disagree.

James 2:17-19 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God, thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
---exzucuh on 1/12/10


miche3754, A-men. People have been preached to many times the false gospel: that noone has to do anything at all, no works, only believe, just believe, and then everything will be alright. But "belief" is only the very first step into salvation, and "action" is the next step. 1) The soul believes Jesus is God and he can save them, and that he is the only one who can save: Love God 1st and whole heartedly. 2) (And this is the 2nd half of the Commandment that the do-nothings do not follow), The soul must obey Jesus, and act, and be a Doer of his commandments, else they have no salvation, but they only have a nonActivated belief: Love your neighbor as yourself, is like the first commandmnent.
---Eloy on 1/12/10




Miche...once again you are not understanding. I am fully aware that Faith produces good deeds,but the question of the blog was "Requirements to be saved".
That would be FAITH ALONE. Everything else is a result of that FAITH.
---JIM on 1/12/10


Hi Eloy I'm sorry if my post was uncleat What you saying is exactly my point
"belive only" implys that one has no need to bear fruit or beleive or follow any other bible teachings.
Unrepentant sin equals shipwreck whereas repentance can turn the ship around
---Rodney on 1/12/10


exzucuh...I must reply to what you just said:but we also know that a disobedient lifestyle will forfeit our salvation.
Please read the Parable of the lost son in luke. Ask the LORD for understanding.
You see exzucuh...once a son always a son.
Even though the son left the Father he was still His son. Even after a life style of sin the Father had compassion for him threw is arms around him and kissed him. That was before the son even said a word.
---JIM on 1/12/10


You don't seem to understand what true faith produces,otherwise you would not keep insisting on what "YOU" can do.
---JIM on 1/12/10

Now you know none of us ever said that.
If you go to the "can you choose to sin" blog
You will see that I certainly DO believe Christ is the one who produces the good works through me. If it were just me, I don't really think I would be doing any good works especially knowing what I was like before I came to Christ.
I think Ex explains it best. Jim, you believe in the same as we but you aren't teaching the full gospel. You should really look at what you are saying to the lost.
A good testimony is through actions not just words.
---miche3754 on 1/12/10


exzucuh...How about we agree to disagree.
Your still my brother in christ.
---JIM on 1/12/10


It is not us that cannot see. We never said
We did not believe in the works that Christ has done for us. We know that our righteousness can not obtain salvation. but we also know that a disobedient lifestyle will forfeit our salvation. It is one thing to obtain something and it is another to lose it. Israel is our example God used Moses to save them as he used Jesus to save us But all that Moses saved out of Egypt perished and never saw the promise except a few. Why because they would not be obedient by faith. Jesus used the example of parables to reveal this truth but you and others deny the word that Jesus gave us And believe the doctrines of men.
---exzucuh on 1/12/10


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Eloy,exzucuh,Miche,ya'll can't see the forest due to the trees.
Gods whole purpose of His coming was to die for us. How sad it is to think that God was made flesh,dwelt among us,died on the cross and you think that you can do something to add to this.For we love God because He Loved us first.
You don't seem to understand what true faith produces,otherwise you would not keep insisting on what "YOU" can do.
---JIM on 1/12/10


Mima,
How is quoting the word of Jesus Christ, adding to that statement?
It isn't. You think that is the full gospel when it is only half of the Gospel.
You must repent of your sins, believe Christ, and pick up your cross and Follow after Christ.
That is the fullness of the gospel
If you say you have faith BUT no action with that faith then t is dead faith.
If you have action with no faith, then those actions are as filthy rags and mean nothing.
You must have BOTH faith with action to be saved.
Even the demons believe(have faith) Jesus is the Christ, but they aren't saved because they don't repent of their sins and follow him.
---miche3754 on 1/12/10


Years ago I used to begin my witness by asking, "what must I do to go to heaven?"
The array of answers that I got from my question literally exposes the lost and undone person. Without flail the answers always included "WORKS" understanding works hereto be something that you add on the Word of God. Many knew what the Bible says in acts 16: 30-31," 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"

But virtually no one could resist adding to the Bible's statements.

This add on problem still hinders many today
---mima on 1/12/10


simple requirement for salvation
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 scriptures, 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
---michael_e on 1/11/10


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exzucuh, A-men.
---Eloy on 1/12/10


---JIM on 1/11/10 How can you have put all your faith in Jesus if you did not have enough faith to obey him to be baptized.

God will say why did you not believe James who said Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Matthew 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
---exzucuh on 1/11/10


Jim, I already posted what good you need to do to go to heaven, can you not understand english when I post?. I reiterate as I posted before: "Jesus commands us to repent, do his works, and follow him. He has not told any one to do nothing: for the do-nothings are the condemned."
---Eloy on 1/11/10


Wonderful post, Eloy.

You used all of the word and in context. Sadly, some will cut it to pieces even though that scripture says he is with us as long as we are with him AND obey him because we love him.
People must learn that we have to do both.
Have faith and obey. You can't have one without the other.
---miche3754 on 1/11/10


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Some scriptures pertain to people who need to be saved these lead them to salvation and apply to them. After they are saved and Are born again then they must follow other scriptures that pertain to growing in Christ.
They cannot return to those old scriptures again they do not apply to them because they cannot be unborn again.

Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
---exzucuh on 1/11/10


Jim, I already am in my Father's presence: "and, lo, I am with you always, up to the end of the world. In that which day you all will know, because I in the Father of me, and you all in me, and I in you. If anyone love me, the word of me this one will keep: and the Father of me will love him, and to him we will come, and our dwelling in him we will make." A-men. And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone, for I Do Always those things that please him. So I ask you again Jim, will you obey Jesus' commandments and be a Doer his works?
---Eloy on 1/11/10


MarkV: "Steven G. to be saved nothing is required. It is all of Grace."

Do you even know what grace is?
---Steveng on 1/11/10


Rodney, by your half-truth, Satan is saved because he believes on the Lord Jesus Christ, and likewise by your half-truth, the demons are also saved because they are believers also. Therefore the Do-Nothings will share much company together for all eternity with Satan and his demons. period.
---Eloy on 1/11/10


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Eloy....When your in Heaven and your standing in the presence of Almighty Holy God and He says why should i let you into my Heaven, I sure hope you say more than, well...i repented, did some good things and followed Jesus.
Surely you would say nothing less than, I put all my Faith in Your Son Jesus for my salvation.
---JIM on 1/11/10


//Jesus commands us to repent, do his works, and follow him...

But it would be very hard for those who believe themselves to be without sin to repent and follow Christ because their sin acts as a barrier to any fellowship they may have with the Lord.

1Jo 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Has Eloy ever figured out what Present Tense means? 'have' is in the present tense.
---Lee1538 on 1/11/10


"The Holy Bible says to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. That is all period. Dee 1/9/10"
Apparently those who believe this is all thats needed think that this means you can disbeleive everything else that Jesus said and oppose and slander Him and willingly sin and still be saved
Does believe mean just to acknowledge that Jesus died and rose again Or does it mean to beleive the words He said?
To believe in someone truly is to love them John14,15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
---Rodney on 1/11/10


Acts 2:37-40 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<-?
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.
For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying,
->Save yourselves<- from this untoward generation.
---exzucuh on 1/11/10


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mima...How about this question: What type of good work do you have to do to merit salvation?
---JIM on 1/11/10


Eloy...you get rewards in Heaven for what you have done. Just what good can you do to get to Heaven?
1 Corinthians 3:11-15 says that your works will be shown for what they are. Whether Good or bad they will be tested. Any good work that you do will be rewarded. If you have done nothing you will still have eternal life(be saved),but who wants that. We all want crowns so we can lay them at the feet of our Savior Jesus Christ.
---JIM on 1/11/10


Jesus commands us to repent, do his works, and follow him. He has not told any one to do nothing: for the do-nothings are the condemned. Jesus says: "Whosoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. Every tree that brings not forward good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire. Depart from me, all you cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungered, and you all gave me no food: I was thirsty, and you all gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and you all took me not in: naked, and you all clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and you all visited me not. And these will go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal."
---Eloy on 1/11/10


The following statement speaks for me also.
"For me,I am not trusting anything i have to do to inherit salvation. I'm going to put my trust(FAITH) in what Jesus has done for me.
---JIM on 1/11/10 "
---mima on 1/11/10


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Donna, A-men sister. Hallelujah. Jesus says: "Here I say to you, Lift up them eyes of you and view these fields, because how great on being to harvest already, but the laborers few: Pray you all therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forward laborers into his harvest." We are rewarded entrance into heaven according to what we have done in this life, not according to what we have not done.
---Eloy on 1/11/10


exzucuh...you finally hit the nail on the head. You said:
Salvation is free by faith but faith requires action.
Note the Title of this Blog:
Requirements to be Saved
You just said what i have been trying to get through. Salvation is by FAITH.
True Faith will always produce good deeds.
That was not the question here. It was"Requirements to be Saved".
---JIM on 1/11/10


Jim this question,"When do you know if you have done enough good works" is too difficult. Please make an effort to ask easier questions.
---mima on 1/11/10


---JIM on 1/11/10 I'm not talking about good works I'm talking about works God requires. You see you are blinded by what you believe and cannot hear what I am saying. Because you have followed a false doctrine and have been give over to it. Good works are works you do to be Good! Obedient works are works you do because you are obedient to Jesus not because you want too replace them for his works but because you know they are required for a servant is not above his Master. Jesus was Baptized and so I was baptized to do the same works as Jesus. He said the works that he did I should do the also.
---exzucuh on 1/11/10


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exzucuh...you said:
1. you are rewarded for the work you do to obtain salvation.
Let me ask you this? When do you know if you have done enough good works?
For me,I am not trusting anything i have to do to inherit salvation. I'm going to put my trust(FAITH) in what Jesus has done for me.
---JIM on 1/11/10


Luke 12:39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

Peter asked Jesus what this meant and Jesus told peter that if The lord of a servant returns and find that servant doing good works that servant will be blessed. But if he finds him living his life not according to his approval that he will judge him with the unbelievers.

Your do nothing and get everything for nothing Gospel is not in the words of Christ nor Has God ever operated in such a manner. In fact he judges someone that follows such a belief as one treading on the blood of Jesus. Salvation is free by faith but faith requires action.
---exzucuh on 1/11/10


In the story of the Ten Virgins 5 had not kept oil in their lamps and the oil was not provided as a free gift they had to go out and obtain it but because they found out too late the Door was shut and their once saved always saved doctrine did not work for them. The fact that they were Virgins Just like the others, did not matter. Just like you say you are a Christian just like me but you do not strive to live and obey the Gospel. You get everything for nothing, but I am seeking God to become like Jesus, doing everything he says in his word. Teaching others to obey and be baptized and live holy before the Lord. So that they will have the oil when they need it.
---exzucuh on 1/11/10


The requirements are Obedience to ALL of the Word of God, not just parts of it.

Forgiving your enemy, turning the other cheek, Give and it shall be given unto you, good measure pressed down, shaken together runneth over.

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all these things shall be added to you.

Jesus said in Matthew 12:50 "For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother."
You SHALL love the Lord thy God with ALL of thine Heart, soul, mind and will. You shall obey all of His statues, commands, etc.,
Jesus said, "If you love me, you will Obey me."
---Donna on 1/11/10


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1 Corinthians 3:14 If any man's ->work<- abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

Galatians 6:4 But let every man prove his own ->work<-

Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, ->work<- out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

1. you are rewarded for the work you do to obtain salvation.
2. You must prove your work by faith to obey the Gospel
3.Work out your salvation by the fear of God to obey him
---exzucuh on 1/11/10


Steven G,#2: "Jesus did say, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength, and the second like it, is this...."
If you notice that the love of God will be in the new believer because God said, "You shall love" He didn't say if you want to love Him, or didn't say, you have to out of your own will, but that "you shall love the Lord your God." The reason been is that with that new creation comes the love of God not only for God but for individuals.
---MarkV. on 1/11/10


Yes, once a person is born again of the Holy Spirit, that person has passed from death to life and that person has an imputed righteousness, which is of Christ. Christ lived the perfect and righteous life, not us. We need Christ to live His life through us by the power of the Holy Spirit. Thanks be to the Lamb of God.
---Tony on 1/10/10


Steven G. to be saved nothing is required. It is all of Grace. How we are to conduct ourselves is pretty plain, we should conduct ourselves as true believers should. By obedience we should get baptized and you should fear God and all the other things all genuine Christian should have by the new creation. If a person cannot be obedient to God that would mean he/she is really not a new creation and doesn't have the want to do them. Because through the new creation you would want to do all those things. You might not be able to do them all but, inside of you, you would want to. The problem you have is not knowing what a new creation means.
---MarkV. on 1/11/10


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---JIM on 1/10/10 God requires you to prove your faith. can you say I believe In Jesus and that proves you believe in him. James said the Devils believe. But what separates them from
those that are saved is Faith with works like Abraham who heard Gods voice and obeyed him.
The reason people believe in Faith without works is that they are covering sin with this doctrine. That way you can be a sodomite christian or an Adulterous Christian ect. The sodomite churches are all built on the foundation of faithless Christianity Honoring God with their lips but their hearts are far from him. You can only know a mans heart by his actions. Faith is an action word.
---exzucuh on 1/11/10


What does the LORD your God require of you?

To fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, to keep the commandments and his statutes, to love your neighbors and your enemies. Moreover, it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
---Steveng on 1/10/10


ebi, God requires all of your life, else your love for him is not perfect. When you truly know him, then you will want to do all you can for him, no matter what he asks of you to do. Therefore the question is: How much do you love Jesus? and does your life show this? Do others see Christ in you in the things that you say and do, or do they see an empty tree having leaves only? We must share our salvation with others, else not only is our faith worthless, but others will perish in their sins and it will be our fauilt: and we will likewise be condemned as the figless is condemned. Jesus says: "Why call you all me, Lord, Lord, and Do Not the things which I say? If you all love me, my commandments keep. PLEASE READ- LUKE 14:25-35.
---Eloy on 1/10/10


catherine...can you show me scripture where it says to believe and be obedient to inherit eternal life.
---JIM on 1/10/10


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With the exception of a few on here,most everyone else seems to think that they need to add something to what Jesus has already done for us. Salvation is a gift to us from our Heavenly Father.It's not a gift unless you accept it. The only thing required from us is to have faith in Christ.
What more can you possibly add to this?
Your best is like filthy rags.
---JIM on 1/10/10


You are wrong if you think that that doing the works of the Gospel are what Paul was talking about when he said:Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, <------ He said --LAW-- meaning Religious ceremonial Judaism
Not works of Righteousness of the Gospel. Judaism was done away but obeying God was not done away. It is called the law of liberty. The Law of the Spirit of life that is in Christ. James said The man that obeys the Law of liberty is Blessed in his Deed <----- his work.

1 Corinthians 3:13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire, and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
---exzucuh on 1/10/10


Mima, Another figless tree? If you have no works, then you have no salvation: "To one that knows to Do Good, and Does Not, to that one it is Sin." James 4:17. "One came and said to him, Good Master, What good thing should I do, that I may have eternal life? He thereupon said to him, How me called good? none good if not the God: but if you desire to enter into the life, Keep the commandments." The young man said he is Doing this already: "What lack I yet? Jesus said to him, If you want to be perfect, Go sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven: and Come Follow Me." But when the young man did not Do this." Mt.19:16,17,20-22. PLEASE READ- JAMES 1:22-27+ 2:14-26.
---Eloy on 1/10/10


Mima, Another figless tree? If you have no works, then you have no salvation: "To one that knows to Do Good, and Does Not, to that one it is Sin." James 4:17. "One came and said to him, Good Master, What good thing should I do, that I may have eternal life? He thereupon said to him, How me called good? none good if not the God: but if you desire to enter into the life, Keep the commandments." The young man said he is Doing this already: "What lack I yet? Jesus said to him, If you want to be perfect, Go sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven: and Come Follow Me." But the young man did not Do this." Mt.19:16,17,20-22. PLEASE READ- JAMES 1:22-27+ 2:14-26.
---Eloy on 1/10/10


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MarkV: "Salvation is of the Lord by Grace through faith. There is no requirement to be save. God saves sinners. "Even when we were dead in trespasses and sins" So no, there is no requirements."

This is one proof that you surely don't read the bible. What does the LORD require of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God. Jesus gave us two commandments, to love God and to love people. Love is the requirement to get us into heaven and into everlasing life. Love is the fulfilling of the law.

Love is the requirement. It's the only requirement, nothing more, nothing less.
---Steveng on 1/10/10


Mima -//Those who believe in requirements for salvation openly deny the sovereignty of God.

Interesting point!. But those who do not like the doctrine of sovereignty of God may have some problems here.

John 6:44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.

And

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. (6:37)

Both verse seem to tell us we have little to do with our salvation. And if the Lord pursues of with His love, we may have little choice when He invades our lives with His presence.

Paul on the road to Damascus had little choice in His salvation but had to submit to His way.
---Lee1538 on 1/10/10


Luke 12:45-46 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming, and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken, The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.

Jesus said if he finds believers not doing works fit for his kingdom they will be Judged with unbelievers. The works of Judaism
Are the works that do not save, but the works of the Gospel are required for salvation
1 Peter 4:17 judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that OBEY NOT the gospel of God?
---exzucuh on 1/10/10


Those who believe in requirements for salvation openly deny the sovereignty of God. It could equally be said that if you're looking for requirements you are looking for "WORKS". aND Scripture says no one will be justified by works.
---mima on 1/10/10


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Sodomites and effeminates are addicted to perverseness they say they were born that way
so they made a modern word to describe themselves because people think they can call something sinful by a new name and it makes it alright. Cursed are those that say evil is Good and good is evil. You can try to be politically correct and keep from hurting peoples feelings but this hides the truth and send people to hell. A born again new creature translated out of Darkness into the light, from the old Adam to the new can never be alcoholic that term alone denies the new birth. And calls God a liar who says you are not the old creature.
---exzucuh on 1/10/10


Salvation is of the Lord by Grace through faith. There is no requirement to be save. God saves sinners. "Even when we were dead in trespasses and sins" So no, there is no requirements.
---MarkV. on 1/10/10


Alan, some people on the blogs here do not know about alcoholism, and so they incorrectly associate alcoholism with drunkeness: because without understanding the different facets of alcoholism, on the surface it resembles the same characteristics as drunkenness does, in that both intoxications can display irrattic coordination and slured speach and vomitting caused by the drinking. An alcoholic may be more sensitive to alcohol than the common drunkard is, yet both conditions are not healthy and eventually the drunkard over time will become a chronic alcoholic also by drinking even when it makes them ill.
---Eloy on 1/10/10


I agree with---dee9833 answer to this question.
---mima on 1/10/10


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Oh, my goodness NO! What a good question! "Many are called only a few are chosen". Obedience is an requirement.
---catherine on 1/9/10


The Holy Bible says to believe ion the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. That is all period. When the thief on the cross asked the Lord Jesus Christ (when being crucified with Jesus Christ) to remember him,Our Lord Jesus Christ, said "this day ye shall be in paradise with me" This tells us he didn't need to do anything else except realize that he was a sinner and believe Jesus Christ to be the Son of God. Being baptized is only the outer sign of being joined to Jesus Christ in His death and burial and resurrection. Church membership, confirmation, works, have nothing to do with obtaining salvation. Only the precious blood of Jesus Christ being shed for the payment of our sins can save us.
---dee9833 on 1/9/10


Eloy ... to go back to the other (now Closed) blog, the point is that my fiend had not drunk for 10 years, but still hade the alcoholic sickness, which meant that when she unknowingly drank some alcohol (her soft drink was foolishly spiked by a "friend") the alcoholism brought back all the old craving, & she did not even know why.

Steveng seems to deny this could have happened, and Exz won't comment, but I know this did happen.
---alan8566_of_uk on 1/9/10


//Obedience to Jesus' Commandments.

True and those commandments are simply to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ whom God the Father has sent, and to love your neighbor (1 John 3:23) for therein is the law fulfilled. (Romans 13:9-10)

But If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1 John 1:8
---Lee1538 on 1/9/10


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"What are the requirements?" The work of God.
And "This is the work of God [in us], that [we] 'believe' (rely on, adhere to, depend on, and trust in) Him whom He hath sent." Jhn 6:29
Who will enable us to do what is required of the Father.
"And what does the LORD require of [us] but to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with [our] God?" Mic 6:8
---josef on 1/8/10


Obedience to Jesus' Commandments.
---Eloy on 1/9/10


Salvation is intirely God's business alone. First God will chose you...John 15:16 There is no requirements of Salvation. Second God's work to give you repentant heart and remove your stony heart Jer 24:7, Ezekiel 36:25, God open your eyes so you can see yourself sinner, open your ears so you can hear gospel and give a repentant heart so you can repent. All those things were salvation purely work of God.

It is not because you accept it, all is work of God. It is Election of GRACE. Remember those who teach acceptance is basis of salvation is WRONG. ACCEPT is a work. WE are not save by Work.

Of course, if we really love God we should obey but that is not requirements of salvation.
---rosalie on 1/9/10


Why do today's christians make living a christian life so complicated?

There is only one requirement: to love.

To love God and to love people.

Many christians today know that they must love, but they don't know HOW to love. Love has waxed cold during these end times. It's the same with knowing God. Many christians know about God and what he's done, but they deny his power.

Do an online KJV bible search for "one another," "each other," and encourag" because living a christian life is a 24/7 lifestyle - not a once a week pep talk dished out by denominational "churches." Go out and glorify God by worshipping him and loving your neighbor.
---Steveng on 1/8/10


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OBEY!!!
not to obey is SIN
Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him,

Matthew 19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? [there is] none good but one, [that is], God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

although we are not saved by obedience, once we accept Jesus we must obey him. Obedience is included in " believe," and "accept."
---francis on 1/8/10


Mima
It's All part of it, it All works together. You either take The Whole Word of God or you dont take it at all. People that are in the Man-made relig-org's (trinity) deny So much.
---Lawrence on 1/8/10


Try to follow God with His help.
---amand6348 on 1/8/10


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