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If You Believe You Have Been Saved
by Michael Edwards
3/03/2018 / Bible Studies
The author is against all sin. I agree totally with Paul.
What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Romans 6:15 ESV
“Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. Isa 45:22 ESV
Don’t let those who insist on pointing to an unclear Bible verses rob you of the truth and peace that is clearly presented from the lips of Jesus and in numerous other verses. Getting saved is very easy, but it was not cheap. God gave his only begotten son.
1) God meant what he said and was very clear with his message to Adam, “If you eat you die.”
but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”Gen 2:17 ESV
Adam and Eve chose to doubt and believe Satans deception over God's very clear words.
But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. Gen 3:4 ESV
Their doubt and unbelief in God's very clear words led them to place their faith in themselves, their own ability to make this important decision over God's ability to make it. Their faith in their own ability led them to make the wrong decision and do the one thing God warned them not to do.
2) Likewise, Jesus meant what he said and was very clear with his message to us, “that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life." In other words, If you believe you live.
For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” John 6:40 ESV
Right now, Satan is hard at work trying to get you to doubt God's very clear words just like Adam did, and choose to not believe.
The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. Luke 8:12 ESV
Satan knows that is unbelief that will lead you to place your faith in your own ability and make the wrong decision.
God desires that you simply believe his very clear words and let your faith in him lead you to do the one thing he desires, believe in and trust Jesus as your Lord and Savior and be saved.
Then Jesus said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and look at My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side. Stop doubting and believe." John 20:27 BSB
3) Jesus Came to Rescue Us - to Save Us From Our Inherited Sin Nature - You Need to Be Born Again as Jesus states Clearly in John 3.
For as by the one man’s (Adam) disobedience the many were made sinners, Rom 5:19a ESV
who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, Gal 1:4 NASB
For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. Matt 18:11 NASB
The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. 1 Tim 1:15 ESV
I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. John 10:9 ESV
If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. John 12:47 ESV
4) We are saved when we believe just like the 3,000 who were saved the very day they believed in the book of Acts.
so by the one man’s (Jesus) obedience the many will be made righteous Rom 5:19b ESV
And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day (saved) about three thousand souls. Acts 2:40-41 ESV (emphasis mine)
And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. Acts 2:47b ESV
But the righteousness based on faith speaks as follows that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for “WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.” Rom 10:6a, 9-13 NASB
God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Eph 2:8 NLT
In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. Eph 1:11-14 ESV
5) Don’t Doubt Like Adam - Just Take God at His Word – If You Believe, You are Saved
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, John 3:16-18a ESV
he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, Titus 3:5 ESV
even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— Eph 2:5 ESV
For in this hope we were saved. Rom 8:24a ESV
For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Rom 10:13 ESV
And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ Acts 2:21 ESV
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 ESV
he will declare to you a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household.’ Acts 11:14 ESV
But we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will.” Acts 15:11 ESV
For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Rom 10:13 ESV
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Acts 16:31 ESV
Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be savedby him from the wrath of God Rom 5:9 ESV
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. Rom 5:10 ESV
For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Cor 1:18 ESV
For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 1 Cor 1:21 ESV
If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. 1 Cor 3:15 ESV
by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. 1 Cor 15:2 ESV
who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, 2 Tim 1:9 ESV
Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. Heb 7:25 ESV
Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. James 1:21 ESV
6) Jesus never said - Oh you of little holiness or Oh you of little law keeping.But, he did say over and over again "Oh you of little faith", "why do you still doubt" and "stop doubting and believe." When he returns, faith is what he is looking for. Do you believe God?
I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” Luke 18:8 ESV
7) Those who doubt God are ignoring God's warning and thus committing the same sin of unbelief that Adam committed. The only unforgivable sin is unbelief. Don't remain under condemnation, flee to Jesus for safety for the coming day when God will judge the world in righteousness. You can be made right with God today in Christ. Go HERE to accept Jesus now.
because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man (Jesus) whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.” Acts 17:31 ESV
but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. John 3:18b ESV
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