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SALVATION

 

1. All men are sinners:

                Rom.3:23                For all have sinned & come short of the glory of God

                Eccl.7:20 Not a just man on earth, that...sinneth not

                Isa.64:6   All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags

                Rom.3:10                There is none righteous, no not one

                Jam.2:10 Whoever shall offend in one point (of law), guilty of all

                1Jn.1:8    If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves

 

2. Salvation by grace (undeserved mercy), not works:

                Eph.2:8,9                For by grace are ye saved through faith, not of yourselves...not of works

                Mk.10:25-27           Who can be saved? With men it is impossible

                Rom.3:20a              By deeds of law shall no flesh be justified in His sight

                Rom.11:6                And if by grace, then is it no more of works

                Gal.2:16  Justified by the faith of Christ & not by works of the law

                2Tim.1:9 Saved us, not according to our works, but according to His grace

                Tit.3:5     Not by works of righteousness which we have done

 

3. Salvation only through Jesus:

                Acts 4:12               None other name...whereby we must be saved

                1Tim.2:5 One mediator between God & men...Christ Jesus

                Jn.3:16    God...gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should...have everlasting life

                Jn.3:36b  He that believeth not the Son shall not see life

                Jn.8:24    If ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins

                Jn.10:1    He that entereth not by the door...but climbeth up some other way...is a thief & a robber

                Jn.10:9    I am the door: by Me if any man enter in...be saved

                Jn.14:6    I am the way, the truth, & the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by Me

                1Cor.3:11                For other foundation can no man lay than... Jesus Christ

                1Jn.5:12  He that hath not the Son of God hath not life

 

4. Believe on Jesus:

                Jn.3:16    Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life

                Jn.11:25,26             I am the resurrection & the life...whosoever believ eth in Me shall never die

                Acts 16:31             Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, & thou shalt be saved

                Rom.10:9,10           If thou shalt...believe in thine heart...thou shalt be saved

                1Jn.5:1a  Whosoever believeth Jesus is the Christ is born of God

 

5. Receive Jesus:

                Rev.3:20 If any man...open the door, I will come in to him

                Jn.1:12    But as many as received Him...power to become sons

                Gal.4:6    God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your heart

                Eph.3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith

 

6. Eternal salvation:

A. You can never lose it, even if you make mistakes & fall:

                Psa.37:24                Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord unholdeth him with His hand

                Jn.3:36a  He that believeth on the Son...hath everlasting life

                Jn.6:37    Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out

                Jn.10:28  I give unto them eternal life; & they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand

                Rom.8:38,39           I am persuaded that [nothing] shall be able to separate us from the love of God...in Christ Jesus

                1Cor.3:11-15          [If works are] wood, hay & stubble...shall be burned, yet he himself shall be saved

                1Cor.5:5  Destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved

                Heb.13:5b              I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee

                2Tim.2:13               Though we believe not, yet He abideth faithful

                1Jn.5:13  Ye may know that ye have eternal life

B. But the Lord will chasten you for wrongdoing:

                Psa.89:30-34          If they break My statutes...I will visit with the rod...(but) My lovingkindness will I not utterly take away

                Heb.12:5-8             Whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, & scourgeth every son whom He receiveth

                Rev.3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke & chasten

 

7. Receiving Jesus guarantees eternal life in Heaven:

                Rom.6:23b              The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ

                Jn.11:26  Whosoever...believeth in Me shall never die

                Jn.14:2-3 In My Father's house are many mansions

                1Pet.1:3,4               Incorruptible inheritance reserved in Heaven for you

                1Jn.5:11  God hath given to us eternal life...in His Son

                (See Rev.21:1-27 & 22:1-5 for a description of Heaven)

 

8. The results of being born again:

A. Spiritual rebirth makes you a new creature:

                Jn.3:3b    Except a man be born again, he cannot see Kingdom

                Mat.18:3 Be converted & become as little children

                Jn.1:13    Born, not of blood, nor of the will of man, but of God

                Rom.12:2a              Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind

                2Cor.5:17                If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature

                1Pet.1:23                Born again, not of corruptible seed, but...by the Word of God

B. You will desire to work for Jesus:

                Eph.2:10 We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works

                Tit.2:14   (Jesus) gave Himself for us (to) purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works

                (See also Eph.4:21-24; Col.3:8-10; Tit.3:8; Jam.2:18.)

 

9. Sin brings about spiritual death; but Jesus died in

                our place, taking our punishment:

                Isa.59:1   Your iniquities have separated you and your God

                Rom.6:23                The wages of (penalty for) sin is death

                Rom.5:8  While we were sinners, Christ died for us

                2Cor.5:21                He hath made Him (Jesus) to be sin for (in place of) us

                1Jn.1:9    If we confess our sins, He [will] forgive & cleanse us

                1Jn.2:1,2 We have an advocate...Jesus Christ. He is the propitiation for...the sins of the whole world

 

10. In the Mosaic law, blood is payment for sin; Jesus'

                death paid that price in full:

                Lev.17:11               It is the blood that maketh atonement for the soul

                Heb.9:22 Without shedding of blood is no remission [of sin]

                Mat.26:28               My blood...shed for the remission of sins

                1Jn.1:7    The blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth us from all sin

                Jn.1:29    The Lamb of God, which taketh away sin of the world

                Eph.1:7   We have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins (See also 1Jn.2:12)

                1Pet.1:18,19           Ye were redeemed...with the precious blood of Christ

 

11. All men are not saved sons of God in their natural

                state:

                Eph.2:2,3,12           Ye were children of disobedience, children of wrath, aliens and strangers without Christ

                Mat.7:13 Wide is the gate...that leadeth to destruction, & many... go in thereat

                Jn.3:19    Light is come into the world, & men loved darkness rather than light

                Jn.8:44    Ye are of your father the devil

                Jn.8:47    Ye hear (God's Words) not, because ye are not of God

 

12. The self-righteous refuse Jesus' salvation:

                (See Mat.5:20; 9:10-13; 21:31b; Lk.18:9-14; Jn.5:39-44; Rom.10:3; 1Jn.1:9,10.)

 

13. New Testament examples of salvation:

                Lk.19:1-10              [Conversion of the corrupt tax-collector, Zaccheus]

                Acts 9:1-22            [Conversion of apostle Paul] (See also Acts 6:8-14; 7:57-60; 8:1-4; 26:9-11.)

                Acts 10:1-8            [Conversion of Roman centurion Cornelius]

                Acts 13:1-12          [Conversion of governor of Cyprus, Sergius Paulus]

                Acts 16:13-34        [Conversion of the merchant Lydia & Roman jailor]