Salvation

The Biblical Teaching On Salvation

Through Faith Based On Knowledge

Hos 4:6; Mt 15:14; Jn 6:44-45; 8:31-32; Rm 1:16-17; 10:2-5; 14-17 (Eph 1:13-14; 2 Thess 2:13-14) 2 Tim 3:15-17; 2:15

Through Faith By Grace

Eph 2:1-10; Rm 3: 21-28; 6:23; Gal 2:16-21; Titus 3: 3-7; Mt 18:21-35 cf Lev 18:5; Dt 27: 26; Rm 10:5; Gal 3:10-12

Through Faith in Jesus

  • As the Christ, the Son of God Mt 16:13-18; 26:63-64; Jn 8:21, 24; 3:16-18; 20:30-31; Gal 2:20; 1 Jn 2:22-23; 3:23; 4:15; 5:1, 5, 10, 13 (cf Mt 8:28-32; Lk 4:41; Jas 2:19; Jn 12:42-43
  • As my personal savior
    • His mission Mt 1:21; Lk 2:11; 19:10; Jn 12:47; Eph 5:23; 1 Tim 1:15; Titus 3: 3-7
    • His method Jn 1:29; 8:46; 2 Cor 5:21; Gal 1:4; 3:10-14; Heb 4:15; 7:26-27; 1 Pet 2:21-25; 1 Jn 3:5; Is 53:4-12 (Acts 8:30-35); 64:6 (Phil 3:8)
  • As Lord of my life
    • Commitment of my entire being Mt 6:24; 12:30; Mk 8:34-38; Lk 9:23-26; 14:25-33 (Mt 10:34-39); Gal 2:20; Mt 5.3; 11:29-30; 2 Cor 5:14-15; Rm 14:7-9
    • Commitment to His commandments in Jn 14:15 (l Cor 16:22); 21-25; 8:31; 1 Jn 2:3-4; 5:2-5; Lk 6:46-49; Phil 2:9-11
    • Conformation Rm 8:29; 13:14; 2 Cor 3:18; 5:17; Eph 4:11-16, 23-24; Mt 5:48; Col 3:1-17; 1 Jn 2:3-6

Through Faith that is Obedient

Mt 7:21-27 (Lk 6:46); Jn 3:36; Rm 6:17 (1:5; 16:26); Heb 5:8-9; 1 Pet 4:17; 2 Thess 1:8, 2:11-12; 2 Sam 22:21-25; Is 1:18-20; 1 Sam 5:22-23

  • In repentance Lk 5:32; 13:1-5; 15:7,10; Acts 3:19; 17:30; 26:20; Rm 2:4-5; 2 Cor 7:8-10; 2 Pet 3:9
  • In confession Mt 10:32-33; Rm 10:9-10; 1 Jn 2:23; 4:2-3; 15; Mt 16:13-20
  • In baptism Jn 3:3-5 (cf 3:23); Mt 28:18-20; Mk 16:15-16; Acts 2:38; Rm 6:1-11; 1 Cor 12: 12-13; Gal 3:27; Eph 4: 5; Col 2:11-12; 1 Pet 3:18-21; see also 2 Cor 6: 2; Jas 4:14; Acts 22:16 (5:32; Rm 8:9-11; 1 Cor 6: 19)
  • In growth (recall Jn 3:3 “born anew”)
    • The commandments Mt 5:6; 6:33; Eph 4:11-16; 2 Thess 1:3; 1 Tim 4:15; 2 Tim 2:15; Heb 5:11-14; 1 Pet 2:2; 2 Pet 3:18
    • The consequences Lk 8:9-15: Jn 8:31-32; 15:1-6; Rm 11:20-22; 1 Cor 15:1-2; Gal 5:4; Col 1:21-23; 1 Tim 4: 1; Heb 3:12; 6:4-8; 10:26-31; 2 Pet 2:20-22
  • In good works Mt 5:16; Jn 15:8; Gal 6:7-10; Eph 2:10; Titus 2:11-14; 3:8; 14; Heb 10:24; 1 Pet 2:12; Jas 2:14-26

The Biblical Examples Of Salvation

Acts 2:36-47; 8:5-13, 26-40; 9:1-18 (cf 22:6-16); 10: 44-48; 16:11-15, 25-34; 18:7-8; 19:1-7


Worksheet

The Biblical Teachings On Salvation

  • John 6:44-45 Can I be pleasing to God without proper knowledge? Compare John 8:31-32; Romans 1:16-17; 10:2, 14-17; Hosea 4:6
  • 2 Timothy 3:15-17 Where can I find the knowledge with which to please God? Compare 2 Timothy 2:15 and the Study on Sin
  • Ephesians 2:8 What enables me to be saved? What is my part in my salvation? Can I earn my salvation? Compare Romans 6:23
  • 1 John 5:1, 5, 10, 13 Who must I believe Jesus is? Compare 1 John 2:22-23; 3:23; 4:15; Matthew 16:13-18
  • 1 Timothy 1:15 Did Jesus come into the world for me? Compare Luke 19:10
  • 1 Peter 2:21-25 What can Jesus do for me? Compare Isaiah 53:4-12; Galatians 1:4; 3:10-14
  • Luke 9:23-26 What does Jesus require of me if I want to be His disciple? Compare Luke 14:25-33; Galatians 2:20; Romans 14:7-9; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 John 14:15, 21-25
  • How should I demonstrate my love for Jesus? Compare 1 John 2:3-4; Luke 6:46-49; Philippians 2:9-11
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17 Does Jesus accept me just as I am? Compare Romans 8:29; Matthew 5:48

Summary

  • My faith is based on what I have (blank) and (blank) (John 6:45) from the (blank) (2 Timothy 3:15-17).
  • My faith is my response to God's (blank) (Ephesians 2:8).
  • My faith is in Jesus as:
    • John 5:1, 5
    • 1 Timothy 1:15
    • Philippians 2:9-11
  • Matthew 7:21-27 What does saving faith require of me? Compare Hebrews 5:8-9; John 12:42-43
  • Acts 17:30 What does my obedience involve? Compare Acts 26:20; 2 Corinthians 7:8-10
  • Romans 10:9-10 compare Matthew 10:32-33
  • Mark 16:15-16 Compare John 3:3-5; Romans 6:1-11; 1 Peter 3:21
  • Acts 2:38 What occurs at this point in my faith? Compare Acts 22:16; 5:32 (Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 6:19)
  • 2 Peter 3:18 compare 1 Peter 2:2
  • Hebrews 10:26-31 What will happen if I do not remain faithful? Compare Luke 8:13; John 15:1-6; Romans 11:20-22;
  • James 2:14-26 compare Titus 2:11-14; 3:81 14; John 15:8

The Biblical Examples Of Salvation

(Read the following examples of conversions in the book of Acts and describe what each did in becoming Christians)

  • Acts 2:36-47
  • Acts 8:5-13
  • Acts 8:26-40
  • Acts 9:1-18 (compare 22:6-16)
  • Acts 10:44-48
  • Acts 16:11-15
  • Acts 16:25-34
  • Acts 18:7-8
  • Acts 19:1-7

Conclusion: Which choice will I make?

  • DENY the clear teaching and examples of the Bible with regard to my salvation? YES or NO
  • FOLLOW the clear teaching and examples of the Bible with regard to my salvation? YES or NO