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.
MitzaLizalor (13-02-2019 09:34 PM): Thank you for that Scripture, particularly I Corinthians 5:5. Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Seventh Day Adventists, Scientologists, you'd never think there were so many ways to contradict God, rewrite ...
Ezekiel Bathfire (14-02-2019 11:05 AM): 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 ...
Alan Swallows (14-02-2019 01:26 PM): Salvation by confession and faith Many Christians believe Jesus arose from the dead by his own powers, but those Christians are going to Hell. You have to believe that was God that raised Jesus I can ...
MitzaLizalor (14-02-2019 09:18 PM): When I see false religions, vile sect warring against vile sect, idols of the moon and sun or birds with fangs, demon possession actively sought out and exalted, I am reminded of Habakkuk Habakkuk 2:18-19 ...
Pastor Rune Enoe (15-02-2019 10:48 AM): I can understand how some people might think that in light of John 10:17-18. John 10:17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. John10:18 No man taketh ...
Diesel Stanford (27-03-2019 06:29 PM): You need be baptized the biblical way or you won't make it into the kingdom. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost Matthew ...
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