Yep. You read that correctly. Right from the mouth of Jesus….a criminal, whom many call “the thief on the cross,” is told by Jesus right before his death that he will be with Him in Paradise.
In my previous writing, Be Baptized to Be Saved, I quoted John 3:5 as one of the verses that proves we must be baptized to be saved. In this verse Jesus answers Nicodemus’ question of how one can be born again by saying, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water … Continue reading What Does “Water” Mean in John 3:5?
You hear the word. You believe. You repent. You confess. You are baptized by being immersed in water, dying with Christ, washing away your sins, and raised to a new life. Are you ready to stand firm in this new life till death? Are you going to commit yourself to following Jesus no matter the … Continue reading Live Faithfully to Be Saved
You hear the word. You believe. You repent. You confess your belief in Jesus as the Son of God and that He is Lord. Are you ready to complete all Jesus has commanded to be saved? Are you ready to be buried and resurrected with Him to begin your new life? Will you be baptized? … Continue reading Be Baptized to Be Saved
You hear the word. You believe what you heard — that you are a sinner and can only be saved through the blood of Jesus. Are you ready to turn from sin and turn to Jesus? Are you ready to live the rest of your life following Him? Will you repent? Belief and repentance necessarily … Continue reading Repent to Be Saved
You hear the word - the evidence of the gospel to be saved. Your heart is pricked. Are you persuaded by the evidence? Are you ready to make a change by submitting yourself to Jesus? Do you believe? Do you believe that you’re a sinner and that your sins have separated you from God? (Rom. … Continue reading Believe to Be Saved
Duh! I’m stating the obvious here. To be saved you must hear the word. How else would anyone know why they need Jesus to save them? It almost seems a little silly to include this in my list of steps to be saved. Yet, it is very important to state the obvious so that the … Continue reading Hear the Word to Be Saved
It’s what we all ultimately want, right? To have something greater than this life to look forward to. To have an eternal purpose that outlives our physical body. To have a hope that something better is to come. To have an escape from our woes. To be saved. But there’s so many teachings on how … Continue reading To Be Saved
True belief that lives by faith repents.
But is belief all there is? It depends on what you think the definition of belief is.