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Would you all kindly help me make a list of all the essential things one must believe and/or do in order to be saved? Many thanks!

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The first thing you must do is repent or turn to the Lord Jesus. You may visit my websites for details at,

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---Eloy on 6/27/11


Leslie: "Steveng - I sincerly love chocolate, does that mean I get into Heaven?"

I hope you are trying a bit of humor. Loving a material thing is not the same as loving God or you neighbor.

Leslie: "NO where in the the Bible does it say that loving will get you into Heaven, otherwise EVERYONE will be going."

Deuteronomy 19:9
Matthew 22:37-39
2 Cor. 5:14-15
Josh. 22:5
John 14:23-24
1 Kings 8:61
1 John 4:9-11
1 Peter 4:8
Roman 12:9-10
John 13:34
Phil. 2:3-5
Matt. 25:34-40

Everything written in scritpure is based upon LOVE, sincere LOVE.

---Steveng on 6/27/11


Leslie: "The Bible says that hardly anyone will make it into Heaven, so love is NOT the key."

It is the ONLY key. In this last generation, love has evaporated from the face of the earth. Not even your so-called denominational christians have genuine love in their hearts. When you have sincere love for another, you have fulfilled the law.

Do an online KJV bible search for the word "love." And while you're at it do an online KJV bible search for "one another," "each other," "comfort," and "encourag" and DO them daily.
---Steveng on 6/27/11


If any of you do not understand my simple post of 6/26/11, then how am I going to convince you that love gets you into heaven - meaning the love of God and the love of people. I'm writing of sincere love, not the love of material things like chocolate. Most christians think the wrath of God will happen when the Holy Spirit leaves, but I tell you God's wrath comes when love is gone from the world just as in the days of Noah. The good samaritan is the love of the past. Just look around you and in the news - for one hour hundreds of people watch a person commit suicide, dozens of people watch a girl being beaten up in a restaurant. This is just two of the dozens of incidents throught the United States. Where are the good samaritans.
---Steveng on 6/27/11


---Mark_V. Please stop giving your own views on people's post. If a post is not 100% clear to you just say so. ANd please give Steveng a chance to continue

I can agrue that we are all saved because of God's love and no one can refute that.

But I want to hear from steveng PLEASE
---francis on 6/27/11




francis, I'm waiting also, as you said,
"Although salvation is a gift of God, I can hardly imaging anyone accepting that gift who does not love the lord.".
You see francis if he acknowledges that you have to have a love for Christ before committing his life to Christ it would proof that the love of Christ has to be in him before he makes a commitment. And many here argue they are not born of the Spirit before they make that committment. I say they are, and so many say they are not. I have not seen a lost person with love for Christ, or faith in Christ. All who are lost have no faith, no repentance, and no love for Christ. If they don't have a love for Christ so how can they commit to someone they don't love?
---Mark_V. on 6/27/11


Sincere love as in the verb form will get a person into heaven.
---Steveng on 6/26/11
I am sure that in time you will expound on your post and prove your post to be correct.
Although salvation is a gift of God, I can hardly imaging anyone accepting that gift who does not love the lord.
Also the bible says: John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life

God's gift of salvation is motivated by Love

So I am looking forward to seeing you develope your agruement.
---francis on 6/27/11


Kathr, I agree with your post if your talking about "spiritual circumcision." Which is circumcision of the heart. Circumcision of the flesh is nothing, but meant alot under the Law. "Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, but keeping the commandments of God is what matters" 1 Cor. 7:19. Also Gal. 5:2 "Indeed I Paul say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing" Circumcision of the flesh was a duty under the Law. Gen. 17:10,12, Jos. 5:3, Rom. 2:25.
Circumcision that counts is "Circumcision of the heart by the Holy Spirit" Rom. 2:29.
Your right, water saves no one. Only God can save anyone. God saved Moses and family, our Ark is Christ.
---Mark_V. on 6/27/11


Mikveh:

Several biblical regulations specify that full immersion in water is required to regain ritual purity after ritually impure incidents have occurred. Also after a woman's menstral cycle.

Only the RCC would come up with Mikveh being equal to baptism.

Circumcision is equal to baptism, and is clearly explained in Colossians 2. Being baptized into is death is our acknowledging we died with Christ,and that circumcision of the flesh is the cutting away of the flesh that can only happen in our idenification with Christ when He died in the flesh. That's the whole purpose of our identification with Him in the flesh. You can't cleanse sinful flesh with water. Our sinful flesh is CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST!
---kathr4453 on 6/27/11


Steven G, I also disagree with your statement,

"Sincere love as in the verb form will get a person into heaven."

Love is not what gets you into heaven. Sorry but you are wrong. God gets you into heaven, none of your works will get you into heaven. Love is the evidence of someone who is save. Just like works is the evidence of someone's true faith. "We love Him because He first loved us"
Jesus says, "If God were your Father you would love Me" John 8:42. If God's love was in them they would have loved Jesus. It would have been the evidence. But their evidence did not show that God was their Father.
---Mark_V. on 6/27/11




//Unfortunately, christians can describe love, but do not know how to apply it. They have the knowledge of love, but deny its power. They love with words or speech but not in actions and in truth//

steveng--I know Christians who don't speak much about love, but demonstate it coutless ways...sometimes planned, sometimes not... certainly not to be noticed. They put others interests before their own and sacrifice without giving it a thought. They love Jesus. His love simply fills them and spills out upon others. I call them CHRISTIANS. Wouldn't you?
---Donna66 on 6/27/11


Steveng - I sincerly love chocolate, does that mean I get into Heaven? NO where in the the Bible does it say that loving will get you into Heaven, otherwise EVERYONE will be going. The Bible says that hardly anyone will make it into Heaven, so love is NOT the key. It sounds like you have been listening to Heresy, NOT what the Bible says. Salvation is ONLY through Jesus Christ (John 14:6) and the way to Jesus Christ is through repentance (Luke 13:3, 1 Jn 1:9) and believing and confessing Jesus died and rose and is Lord (Rom. 10:9-10), anything else is NOT salvation is leads to Hell.
---Leslie on 6/26/11


HOW TO BE SAVED-Plan of Salvation
Rom. 3:23-All have sinned
Rom.6:23-wages of sin/death
John 1:11-12-Can become God's child
Rom. 10:9-13-Confess & be saved
Rev.3:20-Behold, I stand at the door & knock
Rom. 5:8- God loved us while we were yet sinners
---Reba on 6/26/11


Do you know when wheat grows?

It grows in two rows at the end of the stalk covered by a thin covering that the chaff.

Every grain has this covering!
What you wants to-do is separate the wheat from the chaff.

Many people use a flail, two sticks with a rope between them.

You grab one stick and swing it to hit the wheat with the other stick.


What I would like you to see is without the chaff there is no wheat.

But more important is that every grain of wheat has this covering.

And no matter how deformed, you see it, it can be removed!

I mean this with all my heart!
May the peace of our lord, rest on your shoulders.
Peace!
---TheSeg on 6/26/11


The ultimate cammandment is love (as in the verb form not a noun) for faith without works is dead faith. Love encompasses all of the commandments and laws in the bible. Unfortunately, christians can describe love, but do not know how to apply it. They have the knowledge of love, but deny its power. They love with words or speech but not in actions and in truth. They are only hearers of the word, but not doers. Reading the bible from beginning to end only gives a christian a solid foundation upon the relationship with God and his people, but also many great examples of love in action. Sincere love as in the verb form will get a person into heaven.
---Steveng on 6/26/11


I agree with this statement.
"Its not what you do, its what HE has already done for you.
We cannot save ourselves.
HE is the way..."
---duane on 6/25/11
---mima on 6/26/11


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Reba, those that ask are already saved otherwise they would not ask. For unbelievers do not ask God for anything for they are lost and do not believe in Him. How can they ask someone they don't believe in?
Luke 11:13 explains this very point. "How much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?"
clearly those who ask are evil by their sin nature but they are already His children because He is their Father. Only those who are saved can hear the voice of God.
The lost have another father and do the desires of that father. They are children of wrath separated from God.
---Mark_V. on 6/26/11


Reba Pleeezzz. Apologising to Cluny?

Obviously you don't know Cluny! He's been hearing a whole lot worst than anything you ever said to him. For years on end.

HMMM??
I might have said a few "rude" things to my Ole Friend over the years :)~
---John on 6/25/11


Cluny, I haven't seen a post from you in a while. Did I hurt your feelings when I said I was beginning to think you'd argue with a stop sign? If so, I apologize for that remark. I was only teasing. But I realize with no tone of voice to hear, it's hard to know when one is joking. I just assumed that as much as we banter back & forth like pesty brother & sister that you'd be fine with my saying that. If you were offended, I sincerely apologize. You still here with us?
---Reba on 6/25/11


A note about nude baptism.

The Jewish rite of Mikveh is the precedent for Christian baptism.

While it is principally used for the laws of family purity, it is also used for the conversion of a gentile to Judaism. This includes women, men, and gentile infants adopted by a Jewish couple who intend to raise the child as Jew. (So much for the pope inventing infant baptism.)

There were mikvaouth (ritual baths) at the Temple for priests and male worshippers who were offering sacrifices to use.

In all of these cases, the person immerses himself (or herself) three times in the nude.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/25/11


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2 Cups of Wheat Flour
1cup of ground corn
1/2 stick of Butter
2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
2 Large Eggs
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
a Pinch of chives
1 Teaspoon of Nutmeg

Mix ingredients and stir 100 times by hand.

Grease 9x9 pan

Baked at 400 degrees for 40 minutes

AND YOU'RE SAVED!!!
---John on 6/25/11


aka, some will call Him Lord at the judgement & He will say depart for I never knew you. There are many people who profess with the mouth but their heart is far from him. they do "works" in Christ's name for money, fame,etc. They never truly loved God or gave their heart to Him through repenting of their sins & accepting Him as their Saviour. Look these scriptures up & read them.
Matt.15:8,Mark 7:6,Isa.29:13,Psa.6:8,Luke 13:27
---Reba on 6/25/11


Its not what you do, its what HE has already done for you.
We cannot save ourselves.
HE is the way...
---duane on 6/25/11


//Matthew 7:7-8,Ask & it shall be given unto you...8- For everyone that asketh receiveth..."//

words of God undeniable for sure. but, why are there many who do many wonders in Jesus' name, that Jesus denies?

could be that the asking of the mouth did not match the pleading of the mind/heart and the actions of the body?

just because my son asks for something does not mean that at that time he can receive it.
---aka on 6/25/11


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Act 1:4 - but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me!

Act 1:5 For John truly baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

Act 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Act 2:1-4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Its a good thing they all asked, first. Right!
Luk_9:55 Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
---TheSeg on 6/25/11


Matthew 7:7-8,Ask & it shall be given unto you...8- For everyone that asketh receiveth...
Luke 11:9-10,I say unto you,Ask, & it shall be given you...10- For everyone that asketh receiveth...
Luke 11:13,If ye then, being evil,know how to give good gifts unto your children:how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
---Reba on 6/25/11


According to the Bible, NOT everyone that calls Jesus Lord or themselves a Christian really is or will go to Heaven - ONLY the ones that do (obey) His Will (Word, law) and love are really saved and going to Heaven (Matt. 7:21-23, 1 Jn 2:3-6, 1 Jn 4:7-8). If you call yourself a "Christian" and REFUSE to obey God's Word (law) and love, then you are really NOT a Christian and do NOT belong to God.
---Leslie on 6/25/11


//Salvation is a free gift but each person must accept or reject this gift for themselves.// ---Reba on 6/25/11

agreed.

yet, how many gifts have you seen accepted but not used, appreciated, or adorned?

many gifts are cornered thus denying the power of the gift thereof.
---aka on 6/25/11


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Nude baptism wasn't practiced in the first church or by Apostles. The first recorded user of nude baptism was in the 3rd century by Saint Hipplytus,a man recognized as Saint by both RCC and Orthodox. The reason I know it isn't of God to baptised nude is because God doesn't allow nudity. He made coats for Adam and Eve to cover their nakedness Genesis 3:21. If they hadn't felt shame before God for being naked he wouldn't have known they had eaten the forbidden fruit. He said the man now knew the difference between good and evil. Nude baptism isn't Biblical nor of God,it's just another man made practice which isn't needed since clothes don't restrict the soul or spirit they can have no spiritual significance or physical hinderance in baptism.
---Darlene_1 on 6/25/11


Mat_7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Luk_6:31, Joh_14:14 -, I will do it.

Im always so amazed by the thing people say they understand, of God!
But when they speak, I dont hear understanding, at all!
Seriously, you say you must ask for a free gift. If I have to ask, is it free?
You dont have to ask God for anything. Mat_6:8!
(Although you will, nay beg!)
What will you then say? He gave it, because I ask!

I really only see one thing, you should be asking for!
Mat_7:12! Is it really so unclear?
Is this, so far be on your understanding?
---TheSeg on 6/25/11


Cluny, I'm beginning to think you would argue with a stop sign. You think you have proof of so many facts... when in reality, you're a confused individual who refuses to see the truth even when you're given scripture. Just because you may have seen the nude baptismal pic.'s & even though they may have claimed to be "Christian", so what. They are not nor will ever be GODLY. or of GOD. Lot's of things & people claim to be Christian. Surely even you are aware that that doesn't make it so.
---Reba on 6/25/11


Michael e, there's nothing you can do to be saved. Blogger9211 is correct. Your works cannot save you. You need faith, and none who are lost have faith in Christ and His works. Faith comes by hearing the Word, and does not come to everyone only to those to whom it is given. The Covenant of redemption demonstrates the harmony within the Trinity. The Father sends the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Son enters the arena of this world by incarnation voluntarily. The Holy Spirit applies the work of Christ to us for our salvation. Anyone who receives faith by God's grace will be saved.
"Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live"
---Mark_V. on 6/25/11


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All these scriptures tells us that Salvation was sought for, asked for, granted, thankful for... & there are many more just like these.
11 Sam. 22:36
Psa.18:35
Psa.18:46
Psa. 78:21-22
Psa79:9
Psa.85:7
Psa.118:21
Salvation is a free gift but each person must accept or reject this gift for themselves.
---Reba on 6/25/11


//andy3996 on 6/25/11//
1 Cor 15:1-4 "The Gospel that saves"
---michael_e on 6/25/11


believe jesus died and rose again,
believe He is God in the flesh
confess with your mouth that He is lord,
ask God to forgive you and forgive hose who offended you
---andy3996 on 6/25/11


\\Cluny, I'm sure you can find tons of stuff on the web showing nude everything, all I'm saying is that nude baptism is NOT nor ever has been GODLY BAPTISM.\\

Yes, it was and is. Your refusal to acknowledge it won't change the truth, since "all you say" doesn't really matter.

\\ As far as giving you BCV for salvation-that's what this whole blog is about.\\

In other words, you cannot provide BCV for your formula
"Receiving Christ as your Saviour is salvation".

Can you show where the Bible at least uses the formula "receive Christ" or "accept Christ"?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/25/11


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John.usa: You just used people to write your paper???

I will have my twenty bucks now please.
---poopsey on 6/25/11


I thank all of you for your responses. They were more or less as I'd expected. Now I can write my paper. God bless. :-)
---John.usa on 6/25/11


Cluny, I'm sure you can find tons of stuff on the web showing nude everything, all I'm saying is that nude baptism is NOT nor ever has been GODLY BAPTISM. As far as giving you BCV for salvation-that's what this whole blog is about. There's plenty of verses here already. But just to show my friendly nature, here's one more...:-) SALVATION: Saving a person from sin or danger. Acts 10-43b...that through his name whosoever believeth on Him shall receive remission of sins.
---Reba on 6/24/11


Mar 11:30 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me.
Is it not from heaven?
Mar 10:23-25 (How hard it is for the rich!)
Mar_10:27 -With men it is impossible!
But not with God: for with God all things are possible!

Luk_10:22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father, and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.

Luk_11:41 But rather give alms of such things as ye have, and, behold, all things are clean unto you.

Luk_14:17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come, for all things are now ready.
---TheSeg on 6/24/11


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1. God offers us salvation through Jesus. Math. 1:21
2. Salvation means we receive etrnal life if we enter into a personal reltionship with God. John 17:3 + John 3:16.
3. There is only one way to salvation and it is not an easy road. Math. 7 13-14
4. Salvation cannot be earned.
It is a gift. Eph 2:8-9.
5. Receiving savation is a powerful, personal response to the gospel including repentance for sin. Acts 2 37--38.
6. Receiving salvation is simple, direct, personal and public. Rom 10 8-10
---Pierre on 6/24/11


\\. If baptism saves than how about the thief on the cross next to Jesus?\\

This happened BEFORE Christ gave the commandment to be baptized, as a cursory reading of the Gospels state.

Try again.

BTW, Reba, are you saying that I'm WRONG about baptisms originally being done in the nude.

You can verify this for yourself by putting "nude baptism" in your search engine.

And where does the Bible use the formula "Receiving Christ as your Saviour is salvation"? Please give BCV.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/24/11


Yea, like where he said:
And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And said Let there be light: and there was light.
As in, the light of the world!


Maybe it so the ones chosen, might better understand his word. Because we all need help!
There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both.
Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
But to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little!

Write: for these words are true and faithful.
The Spirit and the bride say, Come.
Let him take the water of life freely.
Peace
---TheSeg on 6/24/11


The Bible says that EVERYONE who calls on the name of the Lord WILL be saved, NOT just those that God has chosen to be saved (Rom. 10:13).
---Leslie on 6/24/11


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Blogger9211...If only a "select" group of people are chosen, why did Jesus need to die on the cross?
---KarenD on 6/24/11


John,usa, We've gotten off the path somewhat chasing rabbit trails on baptism. But if you'll look up the scriptures posted here, study them & pray to God with an open, sincere heart, you will find that God is there & will give you the peace of mind you're searching for. It's not important what any one of us here believes, what is important is what the Word of God says. Study it & pray to God. You'll get the answers your searching for.
---Reba on 6/24/11


Only Christ was our example of how to be baptised and he had clothes on. Matthew 3:5,13 People went out to him( John the Baptist)from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. It appears there was a large crowd of people to witness the baptisms. Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptised by John. Certaainly Jesus wasn't naked in front of so many people therfore I must conclude any custom of nude baptism didn't come from Christ or the Apostles since they followed Christs example in everything. Sorry Cluny no offense intended but Artists renderings prove nothing except they like to look at nude people. If some denominations followed such a ccustom they were mistaken its not Bibilical.
---Darlene_1 on 6/24/11


Blogger, interesting thought, and encouraging (or maybe not...). :-)
---John.usa on 6/24/11


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Wrong again Cluny. If baptism saves than how about the thief on the cross next to Jesus? If he had to be baptized Jesus would not have told him that he would be with Him (Jesus) in Paradise. The TRUTH is there is NO where in the Bible that says that baptism is a means to salvation, in fact the opposite is true. If anyone listens to you Cluny, they WILL end up in Hell, NOT being saved.
---Leslie on 6/24/11


As God the father, not Christ, determined who would and would not be saved prior to the start of the creation process billions of years ago, it is now a mute point as the decision has been made in the past and man has no say in the matter. So just live your life as YHWH new who would believe in Yashua and chose them as adopted children and Yeshiva's crucifixion paid for their previous transgressions so that they could start with a clean slate in Gods family. Those chosen to be in the family of God receive the rewards of family membership and eternal life while the non select are of no consequence.
---Blogger9211 on 6/24/11


First of all, I'd never call an "artistic depiction" proof of anything. However, I'm pretty confident when I say that when John baptised Jesus,(Matt.3:13-17) they were both fully clothed. Anyone being baptised in the nude would have to be doing it for reasons other than salvation. Jesus had no need to be baptised other than an example for us to follow, that's where we get our instructions for baptism.
---Reba on 6/24/11


TheSeg, interesting point. :-)
---John.usa on 6/24/11


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John.usa Id like to ask you something. Dont answer!
You see all these things, the lists, people have for themselves.
Shall these things make the faith of God without effect?

You know what, I see!
He said above all love God!
Take this to heart!
Luk_6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

People just cant believe the riches that they have, nor can they see them.
They tend to drink it, like a strong wine, becoming drunk in the glory, which is God!

And yet I dont see them going to hell for it. Why not?
Luk_12:48, and here again Joh_12:47
Eph 4:18 Ignorance!
Eph 4:20-22

Ps. who can do anything by themselves!
No one!
---TheSeg on 6/24/11


\\Cluny, I'm talking about why & how baptism is done today, in the Baptist church. I'm not talking about, what you call, historical fact. (Which in my opinion is debatable.) \\

What you're saying is that your Baptist church doesn't follow the historical Apostolic custom.

Do you have any FACTS at your command to debate the historical truth that I mentioned?

If you have no historical facts to back you up, of course you're going to stand on opinions.

Glory to Jesus Christ.
---Cluny on 6/24/11


Cluny, I'm talking about why & how baptism is done today, in the Baptist church. I'm not talking about, what you call, historical fact. (Which in my opinion is debatable.) The blood of Christ ALONE can cleanse & save.
---Reba on 6/24/11


There are a multitude of teachings on this subject,
But the teaching that divided the church, is the teaching of "works".
Some believe that works are necessary for salvation, others do not.
Who is right, and who is wrong?
Both are wrong, if they are taught without Love.

What's the Truth?
If you keep the Lord's commandments out of Love, they are not works, they are the Good Deeds of a loving and faithful servant.(Matthew 24:45-47)
Why did Paul teach as he did?
Because the Jews kept the commandments out of their fear for God, and not out of their Love for God as their father Abraham did.
For this reason, Paul called commandment keeping "works".
---David on 6/24/11


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There is no list. It is very simple. Without faith it is impossible to please God. Abraham was considered righteous by faith and it is the same for us.

You must have faith and believe in Christ for your redemption. Then you are sealed with the Holy Spirit and are indwelt by the same. If you have the spirit then you belong to Christ and you have eternal life through him.
---poopsey on 6/24/11


Please keep posting. This is all very helpful and interesting. Thanks.
---John.usa on 6/23/11


\\Baptism is symbolic of Christ's death, burial & resurrection. & when we are baptised it is showing the world that we have accepted Christ as our resurrected Saviour & Lord.\\

This is an eisogesis that does not stand up to historical truth.

Following the precedent of the Jewish rite of Mikeveh, Christian baptisms were done privately since they were done in the nude, as artisitic depictions prove, and were NEVER done in the presence of "the world" of unbelievers.

Try again.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/23/11


there is no list.

there is only memory of what Jesus did and His recognition of our memory of Him. See micheal_e's post.
---aka on 6/23/11


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The full verse of 1 Peter 3:21, lets us know that it's talking about baptism giving us a clear conscience toward God. Baptism is symbolic of Christ's death, burial & resurrection. & when we are baptised it is showing the world that we have accepted Christ as our resurrected Saviour & Lord. Baptism is after the fact of receiving salvation. Receiving Christ as your Saviour is salvation.
---Reba on 6/23/11


Leslie--\\Baptism does NOT save anyone\\

The Bible--""The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us". 1 Peter 3:21

Who is right: The Bible or Leslie?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/23/11


So simple.
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, 2By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3For 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 6/23/11


A list? Who's bewitching you with such a deadly doctrine that you do anything to be saved?

Salvation is of God and God alone. Matthew 19:25,26 - "When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
---christan on 6/23/11


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A list? Who's bewitching you with such a deadly doctrine that you can do anything to be saved?

Salvation is of God and God alone. It's unconditional when God saves. Matthew 19:25,26 - "When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

The keyword is "impossible". Christ never gave any conditions or requirements for salvation but rather declared that it's "impossible" for man.
---christan on 6/23/11


Baptism does NOT save anyone. You can be baptised until the fish know you by name, but all you are doing is taking a bath, NOT getting saved. Baptism is to be done AFTER one is saved in obedience to Christ, as an outward sign of an inward conversion. Salvation is ONLY through (1) Repentance (confess and turning from sin) (Luke 13:3, 1 John 1:9), and (2) Believing and Confessing Jesus Christ died and rose and is Lord (boss) (Romans 10:9-10). Anything else other than those 2 steps is NOT salvation, and will lead you straight to Hell.
---Leslie on 6/23/11


First one must hear the Gospel message about Jesus so they will know who he is and can believe on him. Then God must draw them to repentance. Once repented they confess him before men. They should follow Christs example of being baptised thus they are buried with Christ and arise a new creature in him. They must live in newness of the spirit and grow by learning the Bible that they may walk in holiness. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God,by learning their Bible they grow their faith. There is a gift from God they may ask for the Baptism of the Holy Ghost,with tongues,to receive power to fight Satan and do God's Work although tongues aren't needed for salvatiion. One must endure to the end,never quiting,he shall be saved.
---Darlene_1 on 6/23/11


Thanks for all your interesting responses so far. I hope to hear more. God bless.
---John.usa on 6/23/11


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The list is very short:
1. Acts 16:31, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved"
And from the lips of Jesus Himself: John 6:47, "He that believeth on me hath everlasting life."
---Bruce5656 on 6/23/11


Acts 2:38. Peter said this.

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. 39 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
---Donna5535 on 6/23/11


First you Must believe. Mark 16 v 16, Acts 2 v's 37 - 41 Fulfills Matt. 28 v's 19 - 20. Matt.24 v 13.

The Man - relig org's churches beginning with the trinity roman cath church uses faith believe scriptures for salvation. They get there info from here, 2nd.Cor.11 v's 14 - 15. Even their worship is here, Matt.15 v 9.
---Lawrence on 6/23/11


1st Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to salvation (John 14:6). 2nd You must repent (confess and turn from your sins) (Luke 13:3, 1 John 1:9). 3rd You must believe and confess that Jesus Christ died and rose and that He is Lord (boss) (Romans 10:9-10). Then you will be saved. If anyone tells you anything other than this, it is a LIE and NOT lined up with the Bible.
---Leslie on 6/23/11


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Michael Jackson said it best "A B C easy as 1,2,3" (sorry)
A) Admit you are sinner. /For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God/ Romans 3:23.
B) Believe that Jesus died for your sins /For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus/ Romans 6:23
C) Confess that Jesus is Lord of all /Declare "Jesus is Lord" and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved/ Romans 10:9, This is called the Roman road of salvation.
---Scott on 6/23/11


Well, John.usa
I believe at the top of the list, would have to be!
Your belief in me to be able to tell you! That is, rather than God!
Next would be you believing the things I am saying, God is saying!
Or believing God can speak to you himself!
Last of all is, you getting as lost as I believe everyone is!
Or you hearing God and finding the one and only door, Christ!

Ps. the dumbest thing you can believe is that just anyone can lead you to Christ.
Mat 24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there, believe it not.
Mat 24:25 Behold, I have told you before.

These are like words to live bye
---TheSeg on 6/23/11


Romans 10:9-10That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, & believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, & with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
---Reba on 6/23/11


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