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What Does It Mean To Be Saved?

John 1:12

12 But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.

1 John 1:7

7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 5:11

11 And this is that testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

How Can God Forgive Us Without Punishing Us?

Isaiah 53:5

5 But He was pierced for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His wounds we are healed.

John 3:16

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

1 Peter 2:24

24 He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. “By His stripes you are healed.”

Romans 3:23-25

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
24 and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
25 God presented Him as the atoning sacrifice through faith in His blood, in order to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance He had passed over the sins committed before hand.

Is God Willing To Forgive All Our Sin?

Isaiah 1:18

18 “Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are as red as crimson, they will become like wool.”

Psalm 103:12

12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.

Micah 7:19

19 He will again have compassion on us; He will vanquish our iniquities. You will cast out all our sins into the depths of the sea.

How Can I Receive This Salvation?

  • Repent
  • Believe
  • Confess
Acts 20:21

21 testifying to Jews and Greeks alike about repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 3:19

19 Repent, then, and turn back, so that your sins may be wiped away.

Acts 16:31

31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Romans 10:8-9

8 But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming:
9 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.

What Does It Mean To Repent?

  • Be sorry for your sin
  • Turn away from your sinful lifestyle
  • Turn to God, making Him Lord of your life
  • David’s Example
Psalm 51:1, 7, 9-10, 12

1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your loving devotion; according to Your great compassion, blot out my transgressions.

7 Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

9 Hide Your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and sustain me with a willing spirit.

Acts 26:20

20 First to those in Damascus and Jerusalem, then to everyone in the region of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I declared that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds worthy of their repentance.

Can We Earn Salvation By Being A Good Person?

Psalm 53:3

3 All have turned away, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.

Galatians 2:16

16 know that a man is not justified by works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have believed in Christ Jesus, that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not be works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

Ephesians 2:4-5, 8-9

4 But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,
5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in our trespasses. It is by grace you have been saved.

8 For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the give of God
9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

Is There Any Other Way To Be Saved?

John 14:6

6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

Acts 10:43

43 All the prophets testify about Him that everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins through His Name.

1 Timothy 2:5-6

5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
6 who gave Himself as a ransom for all – the testimony that was given at just the right time.

Acts 4:12

12 Salvation exists in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.

1 John 5:10-12

10 Whoever believes in the Son of God has this testimony within him; whoever does not believe God has made Him out to be a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given about His Son.
11 And this is that testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

What Does The Bible Teach About Being ‘Born Again’?

John 3:3

3 Jesus replied, “Truly, truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.

1 Peter 1:23

23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

What Does It Mean To Be ‘Born Again’?

John 3:6-7

6 Flesh is born of flesh but spirit is born of the Spirit.
7 Do not be amazed that I said, ‘You must be born again.’

John 1:12-13

12 But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God –
13 children born not of blood, nor of the desire or will of man, but born of God.

1 John 3:9

9 Anyone born of God refuses to practice sin, because God’s seed abides in him; but he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.

1 John 5:1

1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father also loves those born of Him.

Why Must We Be ‘Born Again’?

Psalm 51:5

5 Surely I was brought forth in iniquity; I was sinful when my mother conceived me.

Ephesians 2:1-3

1 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins
2 in which you used to walk when you conformed to the ways of this world and of the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit who is now at work in the sons of disobedience.
3 All of us also lived among them at one time, fulfilling the cravings of our flesh and indulging its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature children of wrath.

Colossians 2:13

13 When you were dead in your trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our trespasses,

What Are Some Blessings For Those ‘Born Again’?

  • Eternal Life
  • Salvation
  • Becoming a Child of God
John 5:24

24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

Romans 10:9

9 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.

John 20:31

31 But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.

What Is Eternal Life And When Does It Begin?

John 6:47

47 Truly, truly, I tell you, he who believes has eternal life.

John 17:3

3 Now this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.

Galatians 2:20

20 I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

1 John 3:24

24 Whoever keeps His commandments remains in God, and God in him. And by this we know that He remains in us: by the Spirit He has given us.

What Does the Bible Say About Public Confession and Baptism?

Matthew 10:32-33

32 Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven.
33 But whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.

Acts 2:38

38 Peter replied, “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.”

Acts 8:12

12 But when they believed Philip as he preached the gospel of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

Romans 10:9-10

9 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.
10 For with your heart you believe and are justified, and with your mouth you confess are are saved.

Can We Be Sure We Are Saved?

John 10:28

28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them out of My hand.

1 John 5:13

13 I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.

:::{.callout-scripture} # 1 John 1:9

9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Romans 8:38-39

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.