But the righteousness which is of faith speak’s on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? that is, to bring Christ down from above: Or, Who shall descend into the deep? that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
Romans 10:6-8 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.Romans 10:9-13 There are some that insist salvation cannot come by faith,although scripture disputes their claims.In the above scripture Paul tells us that salvation is by faith.Belief is having faith.We are to have faith that Jesus is our savior,not some work.In Ephesians ,We see that Paul once again backs up His message of faith,For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. Eph 2:8-9 It amazes Me how so-called ministers cannot see the simplicity of salvation.They have a need to add something to an already perfect plan.It’s not Paul’s plan it is God’s plan.Paul is just the messenger of God.Why do they see a need to add their two cents to God’s plan of salvation.Because of their legalistic teachings. In their plan,God has nothing to do with Your salvation,it’s all up to You. Hear,believe,repent,confess,and be baptized.When examining their plan, it’s all 100% you,Christ has nothing to do with it.They do not believe salvation comes by grace,or faith.They totally ignore Ephesians 2:8,9. They pick scriptures,use them out of context,and add them together to come up with a solution of their own.No where in the Bible is there a five step plan of salvation taught,no where,it is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Belief is the existence of faith,and it is through faith alone that We are saved.Christ saves Us not our works. Faith saving grace is not the Baptist teaching,it is a biblical teaching.once again,For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Eph 2:8-9 A gift is not something an individual has to work for,it is freely given with the intention of not receiving anything in return.We wouldn’t give our children a birthday gift,and then have them do chores to earn it would We ?So is it with Christ,He freely shed His blood gift for the atonement of our sin,all sin.Salvation is an eternal gift,the price was paid once for all.When God forgives You that’s it,You are forgiven.You have a place in the family of God.You are a Child of God. Please do not be misled by a works salvation teacher.they will lead Your soul to hell.Either from ignorance or just arrogance,either way it is dangerous for Your soul.
First of all, you must know that you are a SINNER who has sinned against God. “There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Rom. 3:10) “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Rom. 3:23) Because of your sins against God you will be ETERNALLY LOST and spend eternity in Hell. “For the wages of sin is death.” (Rom. 6:23) “…the unbelieving…were cast into the lake of fire…” (Rev. 21:8)
Secondly, you must understand that GOD LOVES YOU and WANTS YOU TO BE SAVED so you can go to heaven.”For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us.” (1 John 4:10) “The Lord is…not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Pet. 3:9) The good news of the Gospel is that because of God’s love for you He sent His Son to die on the Cross and PAY FOR YOUR SINS.“Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures.” (1 Cor. 15:3) “Christ died for us.” (Rom. 5:8) “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” (Col. 1:14) God “sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 4:10)
Thirdly, you also must realize we are saved, because of what Jesus Christ did for you on the Cross and that YOUR GOOD WORKS DON’T SAVE. God’s salvation is “not of works, lest any man should boast” (Eph. 2:9) and it is “not by works of righteousness which we have done.” (Titus 3:5)
Finally, to be sure of heaven and know that you are saved, you need to ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST as your personal Saviour. “As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12) “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come into him…” (Rev. 3:20) “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Rom. 10:13)
Once Saved, You Can Know It – “He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (1 John 5:12, 13)