For some, the most important way to achieve salvation is through doing good works, such as giving to charity. However, other Christians focus on worship and faith. Most Christians believe that people can achieve salvation by following God’s law, which is found in the Bible.
Dear Lord Jesus , I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior .
+ Romans 10:9-10 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved . For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved .”
Does God decide who goes to heaven and who goes to hell? Yes, but He decides on the basis of whether or not we have accepted Christ, God’s gift that buys our salvation.
Faith Alone . God’s Word says that we are saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus and not by our own efforts or works (Ephesians 2:8-9). Faith Alone . Grace alone means that God loves, forgives, and saves us not because of who we are or what we do, but because of the work of Christ.
When attending to ways of salvation in theology, two terms stand up and draw our attention: Soteriology and Atonement.
That if you confess with your mouth, ” Jesus is Lord ,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
1 His Name “ Jesus ” Means Saviour The name Jesus comes from the Hebrew Jehoshua, meaning “Jehovah saves”. Jesus was truly our Saviour as he hung on the cross, for his death is our one and only means of salvation from sin and wrath. But God’s kindness (or grace) accepts the punishment of Christ instead of our own.
Moyer suggests that Revelation 3:20 (“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me”, KJV) is the only verse that could be considered to support the concept, but notes that the verse is addressed to Christians rather
Jesus tells us in Mark 16:16 that “he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved”. He goes on his way rejoicing because he has been forgiven of his sins.
In the Pauline epistles, the oldest texts in the New Testament, eternal life becomes possible in the person of Christ, where by the grace of God and through faith in Christ humans can receive the gift of eternal life .
Associated perhaps initially with Jesus People and the Christian counterculture, born again came to refer to a conversion experience, accepting Jesus Christ as lord and savior in order to be saved from hell and given eternal life with God in heaven, and was increasingly used as a term to identify devout believers.
The ‘anointed’ Based on their understanding of scriptures such as Revelation 14:1-4, Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that exactly 144,000 faithful Christians go to heaven to rule with Christ in the kingdom of God.
The area of the upper astral plane of Earth in the upper atmosphere where the various heavens are located is called Summerland (Theosophists believe hell is located in the lower astral plane of Earth which extends downward from the surface of the earth down to its center).
The World English Bible translates the passage as: Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will . enter into the Kingdom of Heaven ; but he who. does the will of my Father who is in heaven .