What Must I Do to be Saved?
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).
“But these are written, that ye mightbelieve that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name” (John 20:31).
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoeverbelieveth in him should not perish, have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
“He thatbelieveth on him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:18).
“He thatbelieveth on the Son hath everlasting life” (John 3:36).
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them whichbelieve on his name” (John 1:12).
“And by him all thatbelieve are justified” (Acts 13:39)
“He that heareth my word andbelieveth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life” (John 5:24).
“Whosoeverbelieveth in him shall receive remission of sins” (Acts 10:43).
“Even the righteousness of God which isby faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe” (Rom. 3:22).
“It [righteousness] shall be imputed, if webelieve on him that raised up Jesus” (Rom. 4:24).
“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” (Rom. 10:9).
“It pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them thatbelieve” (Rom. 1:21).
“We are...of them thatbelieve to the saving of the soul” (Heb. 10:39).
“Whosoeverbelieveth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God” ( 1 John 5:1).
“For we which havebelieved do enter into rest” (Heb. 4:3).
“Believe and be saved” (Luke 8:12).
“These things have I written unto you thatbelieve on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life” (1 John 5:13).
“Even we havebelieved in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified” (Gal. 2:16).
“After that yebelieved, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit” (Eph. 1:13).
“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall damned”
“Who is he that overcometh the world, but he thatbelieveth that Jesus is the Son of God” (1 John 5;5).
What About Works For Salvation?
“And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise, grace is no more grace. But if it be by works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work” (Rom 11:6).
“For bygrace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast” (Eph. 2:8).
“This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent” (John 6:29)
“This is his commandment, That we shouldbelieve in the name of his Son” (1 John 3:23).
“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us” (Titus 3:5).
“But to him thatworketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness” (Rom. 4:5).
“Therefore we conclude that a man is justifiedby faith without the deeds of the law” (Rom.28).
“Of works? Nay: but by the law of faith” (Rom. 3:27).
“A man isnot justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ” (Eph. 2:16).
“Being justified byfaith, we have peace” (Rom. 5:1).
“Salvation throughfaith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 3:15).
“Not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith” (Phil. 3:9).
“Who hath saved us...not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace” (2 Tim. 1:9).
“If righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain”(Gal. 2:21).
What is Repentance?(Change of mind, reversal)
“Repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God” (Heb. 6:1).
“Repent ye and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15).
“Repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21).
“John verily baptized with the baptism ofrepentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus” (Acts 19:4).
But Faith Without Works is Dead!
The Bible plainly says faith saves us, not works. But the true saving faith of a born-again Christian will always produce works, just as a live baby will produce movement. Abraham was justified by faith apart from works years before he offered up Isaac. By his works he was justified in front of men. To try to be saved by adding works to faith cancels out grace. But after we are saved by grace alone, we will produce works.
Love letter to the Holdemans:
Whether it be of God and No Proselytes in Zion--a Re-examination: (this is the original pamphlet sent to 2,000 members of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite)
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