The question that I am most commonly asked after my sermons, is how we can be sure of our Salvation™.
My immediate reply is always that we should put our confidence in God our Saviour Who will have all men to be saved (1st Timothy 2:3-4).
Nonetheless, for those straying sheep that still struggle with their faith I present this handy chart to help on your path towards the light:
Salvation by baptism
In order to make it easy I have put the right answer at the top of the list.
John the Baptist was the greatest prophet ever (Luke 7:28), and Jesus stated unequivocally that you cannot enter the kingdom of God except ye be baptized.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
John 3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Salvation for all
This is the most tempting answer. Before Jesus came to earth we were all lost, because in our wickedness we had rejected God.
When Jesus atoned us with God and paid our debts at the cross, Salvation should be for all, no matter whether we believe or not. It's not the sinners fault that they are too depraved to find Salvation™.
Romans 5:17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
Romans 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Salvation through works
Automatic salvation is a beautiful thought but it's hard to finance a multi-billion dollar enterprise like the Catholic Church if people are already saved. Fortunately there are many places, where Jesus demands works as a condition for salvation.
Brother Gonzalez (07-11-2018 02:18 PM): Your dissertation is plain confusing. By the last words I interpret that you can just pick one of the salvation choices and you are done. In this case I could be baptised and then go rampage kill random ...
Basilissa (07-11-2018 02:24 PM): If you are baptised, and then born again in Jesus, if you have strong faith, then you cannot sin. Meaning you cannot kill without God's direct orders. If you do, then you were not for real since the beginning.Excellent ...
refridgerator (07-11-2018 02:59 PM): All salvation method's are correlated, depend one to the other. You need only one, but to be certain you are doing it right, you have to follow all the rules. If you need only one, but to be certain ...
James Hutchins (07-11-2018 03:09 PM): If you need only one, but to be certain you need more than one, then you need more than one. You are contradicting yourself. Following all the rules includes castrating yourself? I am not sure why you ...
Brother Gonzalez (07-11-2018 03:10 PM): If you need only one, but to be certain you need more than one, then you need more than one. You are contradicting yourself. Following all the rules includes castrating yourself? No, that is not included, ...
Pastor Rune Enoe (07-11-2018 06:41 PM): . . . In this case I could be baptised and then go rampage kill random people as happens from time to time in America (it is a cultural thing already) and still be saved . . . That question was answered ...
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