Published on 05-24-2011 01:24 PM
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Some individuals and groups claim that the salvation coming by God is accomplished by a singular thing such as grace, belief, or faith. The Bible refutes such teaching. Salvation absolutely includes these items and they are integral to it, however, considering the full scope of the teachings of Jesus, shared by Himself and the Holy Spirit through the apostles and prophets, a much clearer picture is displayed. Neither by grace, belief, or faith alone shall man be saved.
According to the Bible Man is saved by:
Matthew 10:22, 2 Timothy 2:10 – Endurance for self and others
Matthew 19:23-26 – Impossible by man, but possible through God.
Mark 16:16 – Belief and baptism
Luke 1:77 – knowledge
Luke 8:12 – Hearing, believing in their hearts
Luke 9:24 – Losing one’s life for Christ’s sake
Luke 9:56, John 12:47, Acts 4:12, I Thessalonians 5:9, I Timothy 1:15 – by Christ
Luke17:33 – losing life
John 3:16-17, Acts 16:31