Salvation

What must I do to be saved?

It is a question we all should ask ourselves at some point. The answer is in Jesus Christ. The steps and plan for man’s salvation can be found in the scriptures along with examples of conversions of others.

– HEAR –

Romans 10:17
“So belief cometh of hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.”
James 1:22
“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding your own selves.”

– BELIEVE –

Hebrews 11:6
“And without faith it is impossible to be well-pleasing unto him ; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that seek after him.”
James 2:24
“Ye see that by works a man is justified, and not only by faith.”
Mark 16:16
“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned.”

– REPENT –

Acts 2:38
“And Peter said unto them, Repent ye, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of your sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Acts 17:30
“The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked; but now he commandeth men that they should all everywhere repent:”
Luke 13:3,5
“I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all in like manner perish.”
“I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”

– CONFESS –

Matthew 10:32,33
“Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, him will I also confess before my Father who is in heaven.”
“But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven.”
I Timothy 6:12
“Fight the good fight of the faith, lay hold on the life eternal, whereunto thou wast called, and didst confess the good confession in the sight of many witnesses.”
Romans 10:9,10
“…because if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord, and shalt believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved:”
“for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

– BE BAPTIZED FOR THE REMISSION OF YOUR SINS –

Acts 2:38
“And Peter said unto them, Repent ye, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of your sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
I Peter 3:21
“which also after a true likeness doth now save you, even baptism, not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the interrogation of a good conscience toward God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ;”
Acts 10:48
“And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.”
Galatians 3:26,27
“For ye are all sons of God, through faith, in Christ Jesus.”
“For as many of you as were baptized into Christ did put on Christ.”
Acts 22:16
“And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on his name.”
*Examples of conversions in the New Testament.

Case of Conversion Hearing Belief Repentance Confession Baptism
Pentecost

Acts
2

X

X X
Samaritans

Acts
8:12

X X X
Simon

Acts
8:13

X X
Eunuch

Acts
8:35-40

X X X
Saul
of Tarsus

Acts
9:22
X X
Cornelius

Acts
10

X X X
Lydia

Acts
16:14-15

X X
Jailer

Acts
16:30-34

X X
Corinthians

Acts
18:8

X X X
Ephesians

Acts
19:1-5

X X X

*Notice that ALL conversions recorded in the New Testament include Baptism.