What must I do to be saved? Part 1

A long time ago, a Roman jailer asked of the Apostle Paul the most important question that could ever be asked, “What must I do to be saved?” This has been a very controversial topic as most people do not really understand or know whether they are saved or not? If you look at Paul’s answer to the jailer’s question, you notice that he did not give anything complicated but to “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and though shall be saved, and thy house” (Acts 16:30-31). The answer actually confirms that salvation is not restricted to few people, but to everyone who believes in what Jesus Christ has accomplished.jesus bible

Nicodemus asked Jesus the same question, and he was told to be born again. This name of born again has been misunderstood by many people as it has been associated with many things that we can talk about and not finish. But to me personally, I believe to be born again relates to understanding that once we believe in what Jesus has done for us, you become a new creation as the old is gone but we start a new life through Jesus Christ.

The term sin is one word that most people don’t want to hear about. I want to assure everyone that there is no man that has not sinned as Romans 3:23 tells us that “All have sinned and fell short of the Glory of God”. This means that all are sinners, and we were born that way because of the fall of the first family therefore we were all in desperate need of the savior, and this is why God had to send His only begotten Son to come and die for us. If we were not sinners, then there would not have been need for Jesus Christ to come and die for us.

If you look at one of the popular verses that I have learned from my Sunday School days, John 3:16, it does continue to say that so that none should perish, but have everlasting life. You can see that it is God’s desire that we should not perish, but have everlasting life.

You don’t necessarily need to do anything to be saved, but just believe which is the simplest thing on the whole earth. Remember that before Jesus came, they had to slaughter many animals but could still not take away the sin of man. But now we don’t have to go through that because it has freely been paid by our Lord Jesus Christ.  All we need is to believe in the finished work of Christ.

Sin should not be looked as something that people should be scared to rebuke because it doesn’t please people. God knew from the beginning that we would fail Him that is why He allowed His son to come and die for us. Thank God that it was not just a temporary solution, but it was everlastingly paid by Jesus Christ that Whosoever Will, May come and take the water of life freely (Revelation 22:17).

To be continued…

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9 thoughts on “What must I do to be saved? Part 1”

  1. isaac makawah says:

    It is a serious mistake to think that there are different ways men are saved in the Bible.
    The most common form of the mistake is in the false idea that Israel was saved by works, but the church is saved by grace. In other words, there are two ways of salvation in the Bible.
    There is always ever only one way men are saved: by God, by grace, by faith.
    Man can only be saved by God’s grace no matter what dispensation they lived under, whether male or female, Jew or Gentile, young or old.
    This mistake is easy to make when people first hear about rightly dividing the dispensation of grace from the dispensation of the law, or prophecy from mystery.
    Truly, there are different gospelsin the Bible.
    Truly, Israel and the Church, the mystery body, are not the same.
    Truly, works were requiredunder the law, but are not required under grace.
    Truly, the mystery of Christ and salvation was hiddenfrom ages and generations past until revealed to the apostle Paul.
    But there was never a time when salvation from sin could be given to anyone apart from God’s grace, to men who did not have faith, and without Christ’s death, blood, burial, and resurrection being accomplished (even if it was yet future).
    – God is the only one who can save.
    – The only way he can save is by his grace.
    – His grace is always merited by Christ and his work by the cross.
    – Salvation is always available to all, but only given to those that believe.
    What God has told men to believe and do has changed, but the way God saves sinners has not.
    This understanding of salvation is manifested in Paul’s epistles, and is witnessed by (but hidden from) the law and the prophets ( Rom 3:21).
    Getting this right will guard you against many errors, including the one that says men can be saved by works at one time and by grace at another time. This is simply not true.
    Works Could Not Ever Save Anyone
    All the righteous works of human history put together could not save a single man from a single sin.
    Even under the law, when works were required of covenant Israel, the law was never intended to bring salvation, but condemnation.
    “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” – Romans 3:20
    It is wrong to think that Israel was saved by works, but the church is saved by grace. Israel was required to do works because their covenant demanded it, but the law was supposed to send Israel begging God for his mercy and grace. Men of faith did just that ( Hab 2:4; PSa 51:1).
    “Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.” – Hosea 14:2
    The law requirements made men guilty, not righteous ( Rom 3:19). Salvation is only ever by God’s grace.
    Conclusion
    Dispensational Bible study rightly divides the revelations and dispensations of God. It does not divide the one way of salvation which is through the gracious work of Christ to all men.
    How God saves is the same. There is only one means: the cross of Jesus Christ.
    The message God gives for men to believe is what differs. A gospel is a message; it is an offer, not the means.
    In this dispensation of grace the gospel is also the means.
    No one before the revelation of the mystery of Christ understood how God could save all men. Now we know, by God’s grace alone in Christ alone by faith alone, he can.
    Even when God had not yet revealed how that was possible, the only means of salvation is by God’s grace.

  2. Bible Student says:

    The bible commands to believe in Jesus, because I f one believes in Mohamad than they are not saved. Believing is not enough to be saved. In order to be saved one must repent. Acts 3:19. Also, proverbs 28:13 states to repent and to forsake a sinful lifestyle. Please refer to I John 3:7-10 for your next article.

  3. Mpandu says:

    The bible always contradict it self. Because it was written by different people. With different thoughts. Some of chapters are real some fake,that’s the bible u just have to use yo brain wisely

  4. Nachisale says:

    Amen

  5. Felix mpex says:

    Amen

  6. kambavi Euthini says:

    Wonderful words . Thumb up Cindy Khumalo. God will reward you. Keep it up! I like Nyasatimes becoz of that

  7. super mario says:

    Comrade I would love you to help me the meaning of this verse as it confuses me alot. My take generally is that God is telling us that we will have to account for our actions.
    Ezekiel 18: The soul that sinneth it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be up him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him……………and in Luke 18v18 our Lord Jesus talks about keeping commandments if we want to have eternal life.
    Hope you help me out in part 2

    Keep on preaching the word of God.

  8. mr nyasa says:

    Alleluia Amen!

  9. Chief Cadet says:

    Amen

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