Forgiveness & Salvation in The Bible
What the Christian Bible Says on Being Saved
“Stay in the vine.”
God offers us salvation through Jesus. Matthew 1:21, TLB. “And she will have a Son, and you shall name Him Jesus (meaning ‘Savior’), for He will save His people from their sins.” Acts 4:12, NIV says, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
Salvation means we receive eternal life if we enter into a personal relationship with God.
John 17:3, TLB. “And this is the way to have eternal life -by knowing You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one You sent to earth!” John 3:16, NIV says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
There is only one way to salvation and its not the easy road.
Matthew 7:13-14, TLB.
“Heaven can be entered only through the narrow gate! The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide enough for all the multitudes who choose its easy way. But the gateway to Life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it.”
Salvation is given to Christians that endureth to the end!
Salvation and forgiveness cannot be earned, it is a gift.
Ephesians 2:8-9, TLB.
“Because of His kindness, you have been saved through trusting Christ. And even trusting is not of yourselves; it too is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good we have done, so none of us can take any credit for it.”
Receiving salvation is a powerful, personal response to the gospel including repentance for sin. Acts 2:37-38, TLB.
“These words of Peter’s moved them deeply, and they said to him and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?”And Peter replied, “Each one of you must turn from sin, return to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.”
Receiving salvation is simple, direct, personal, and public.
Romans 10:8-10, TLB.
“For salvation that comes from trusting Christ–which is what we preach–is already within easy reach of each of us; in fact, it is as near as our own hearts and mouths. For if you tell others with your own mouth that Jesus Christ is your Lord, and believe in your own heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in his heart that a man becomes right with God; and with his mouth he tells others of his faith, confirming his salvation.”
Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
Whether of them twain did the will of [his] father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
For many are called, but few are chosen.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, [thou] that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under [her] wings, and ye would not!
When Jesus heard [it], he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, [the same] loveth little.
And they shall come from the east, and [from] the west, and from the north, and [from] the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.
Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one [consent] began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel [them] to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus:
for he shall save his people from their sins”
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