What Bible Salvation Involves
Recognizing you are a sinner in need of salvation
"Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God,and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear."
"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"
Recognizing that God’s grace is what makes salvation possible
"For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people"
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast."
Accepting that Jesus is the only source of all salvation and hope
"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.”
"Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him."
"And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him"
You must change and accept God’s gift through:
Learning the gospel (Romans 10:13-14).
"For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?"
Believing (Acts 16:29-32).
"And the jailer called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas. Then he brought them out and said, 'Sirs, what must I do to be saved?' And they said, 'Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.'"
Repenting (Acts 17:30-31).
"The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”
Being Baptized into Jesus (Acts 2:36-41).
"Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified. Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, 'Brothers, what shall we do?' And Peter said to them, 'Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. for the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.' 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 about three thousand souls."
Life Confession (Matthew 10:32-33).
“Therefore everyone who confesses me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven. “But whoever denies me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven."
Continued Faithfulness (Colossians 1:21-23).
"And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister."