What the Bible Says About
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and
that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest
anyone should boast.(Eph. 2:8)
Scriptural Requirements for
1. Believe that God is
Even the demons believe and
tremble! (James 2:19) [But the demons will not
2. Fear God, give offerings, and
There was a certain man in Caesarea
called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian
Regiment, a devout man and one who feared God with all his
household, who gave alms generously to the people, and prayed to God
And he told us how he had seen an
angel standing in his house, who said to him, "Send men to Joppa,
and call for Simon whose surname is Peter, who will tell you words
by which you and all your household
will be saved." (Acts
3. Work for Him and call Him
Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord,
Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will
of My Father in heaven.
Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord,
Lord,' have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your
name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare
to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice
lawlessness!' (Matt. 7:21-23)
1. That we receive
But as many as
received Him, to them He
gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in
His name. (John 1:12)
2. That we be born of the
Jesus answered and said to him,
"Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is
born again, he cannot see
the kingdom of God." Nicodemus said to Him, "How can a man be born
when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb
and be born?" Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless
one is born of water and the
Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of
God." (John 3:3-5)
3. That we have the Spirit of
But you are not in the flesh but in
the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone
does not have the Spirit of
Christ, he is not
His. (Romans 8:9)
4. That we be led by His Spirit after we have
been born of His Spirit.
says, "For as many as are led by the Spirit of
God, these are sons of
God." (Romans 8:14)
1. The lake of fire.
whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into
the lake of fire.
shall be turned into
hell, and all the nations
that forget God. (Psalms 9:17)
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not
able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy
both soul and body in hell.
3. Darkness, weeping, and gnashing of
And cast ye the unprofitable servant
there shall be
gnashing of teeth.
1. Eternal life.
whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have
eternal life. (John
2. Rewards in
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for
great is your reward in
heaven... (Matt. 5:12)
3. A place with Jesus.
go to prepare a place
for you...I will come again and receive you to
Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
1. Believe that you have
all have sinned and fall
short of the glory of God. (Rom.
2. Believe there is a penalty for
For the wages of sin
3. Believe God has an
gift of God is eternal life in
Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom. 6:23)
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that
while we were still sinners, Christ died for
us. Much more then, having been
justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through
Him. (Rom. 5:8,9)
4. Believe there is no other
Jesus said to him,
"I am the way, the
truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through
Me." (John 14:6)
5. Confess and forsake your
He who covers his sins will not
prosper, but whoever confesses and
forsakes them will have
mercy. (Prov. 28:13)
6. Open the door of your heart and let Him come
Behold, I stand at the door and knock.
If any one hears My voice and opens the
door, I will come in to him and dine
with him, and he with Me. (Rev.
7. Pray a prayer similar to this
"Lord Jesus, I repent of my sins and I
ask you to forgive me of my sins. I turn away from them and I turn
to You. I ask You to come into my heart right now. I receive You as
my Lord and Saviour. Take control of my life and teach me how to
become the person that You want me to be."
8. Confess Him to
...The word is near you, in your
mouth and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we
preach): that if you confess
with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God
has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart
one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth
confession is made unto salvation.
1. Be water baptized.
who believes and is
baptized will be saved;
but he who does not believe will be condemned.
2. Find a church and be
Christ has commanded us who are
already His disciples to disciple others in His
Go therefore and make
disciples of all the nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the
Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe
all things that I have commanded you. (Matt.
3. Be steadfast.
have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our
confidence steadfast to
the end. (Heb. 3:14)