Summary: The Study Od What Must I Do To Be Saved?
The Study Od What Must I Do To Be Saved?
Romans 10:9-10 (KJV)
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
The most important question ever asked by man is, "What must I do to be saved?" It is a question that you, and all men, must find the answer to. The Bible has the answer. The book of Acts shows examples of men finding the answer. This lesson is a very important one!
ALL MEN NEED TO BE SAVED
The Bible affirms that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Just as Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden and were separated from Him, today you, me and all men have done wrong and have been separated by our sin from God. Unless our sins are forgiven by God, we will be lost when He comes to judge the world at the end of time.
ALL MEN NEED TO DO THE SAME THING
God is no respector of persons. He will judge all men according to the same standard (Acts 10:34; John 12:48). If we can find what He required of men after the church started, we will know just exactly what he requires of us today.
THE ANSWER BY EXAMPLE
In other times and periods of Bible history, God has required various things of men. For example, God asked Noah to build an ark; Abraham to offer his son in sacrifice; the Jews to worship at the temple; the rich young man to sell all he had; but the answer for us will be found in His New Testament, the law under which we serve God. The first example after Christ ascended into heaven is found in Acts 2. The Jews had killed Christ, Peter convicted them of their sins and they asked "What shall we do?" Note carefully the answer given. Remember what God required of them, He requires of us. He is not a respecter of persons. The answer was: "Repent and be baptized...for the remission of your sins." Since these people already believed in Jesus, they were told to repent and be baptized. Today, God requires the same things of us. Notice the chart below listing other examples of men being saved. Without exception, they all did the same things required of us today.
SUMMARY: Believed Repented Confessed
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