Can Anyone Answer A Question About Being Saved?

"Not everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Matthew 7:21

"Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Acts 2:21

So who will be saved?

40 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    only the lonely

  • angel
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Matthew 7:21 from the NIV. states that not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father. Meaning that there are some people who call themselves Christians but really are not, they are after their own goals. However, in Acts 2:21, that is saying that anyone who calls out to the Lord to be saved will be. The difference is the first guy only gives lip service to God. The second guy truly wants Christ to save him and be a child of God.

  • 1 decade ago

    Not everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Matthew 7:2, This is not the correct translation of the verse it should say. "Not everyone who says to me Lord Lord, will enter the Kingdom of Heaven." This verse is talking about those that say they are from God but do not have a real relationship with Him in their hearts. Many claim with their mouths to follow Christ but they do not. Look at their actions that is how you will know.

  • 1 decade ago

    "Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven." - Matthew 7:21. We could be doing what we believe to be “good deeds,” and be doing these in the name of Christ. Yet all of these would be of no value if we failed to do God’s will.

    "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved." - Acts 2:21. Here, Peter is quoting the prophet Joel. Paul also used this scripture when teaching in Rome. (Romans 10:13) If you continue reading through verse 14, you'll see that he reasoned with them by saying: "How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?" Many others who, up to now, have not come to know God need to call on his name. Those who already know God have the responsibility not only to preach but also to reach out and give them that help. And, by doing so, will be saved. Hope I've helped.



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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Actually, Matt 7:21 says that not everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Entering into the Kingdom of Heaven is entering into eternal life - to understand this passage at 7:21, you have to go back to the beginning of the Paragraph at 7:15 in order to capture the subject and the object of what is being spoken about. The subject is that in the end times there will be false prophets trying to lead you away from the real Jesus, and therefore thousands of people will be deceived when the Antichrist comes, thinking he is the real Jesus - These people are deceived because they listened to man instead of to Gods Word, that warned them of it. So what God is saying in your verse is that just because those people say Lord, lord, we healed in your name, etc etc - they ended up worshipping the false Christ, and God says "get away from me, i never knew you". They will only be saved to stick around for the 1000 years of teaching when Christ returns, and then will be tested again at the end of it, to see if they will deserve eternal life.

    The verse Acts 2:21 means exactly what it says: Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved" Thats the real Christ, not the fake one. The AntiChrist comes first pretending to be Christ, and will deceive the masses in droves.

    Source(s): King James Bible
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Nice - I like how you completely misquote Matthew 7:21. In Judaism, a name refers to characteristics or attributes, and not just a title. To 'call upon the name of the Lord' carries with it all the associated beliefs and practices of the religion. To simply say, "Lord, Lord," in direct address is not the same thing.

  • 1 decade ago

    Those who follow the instruction layed out in the Bible. I know there is a lot, but in regards to salvation there is this one:

    Mark 16:16 - "Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned."

    Not wanting to be all condemning here, just sharing a scripture that talks about those who will be saved:)

    Another note! In regards to Matthew 7:21, if you read the whole verse it says: "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven." Note that it says those who do the will of the father in heaven will enter the kindgom.

    It's very, very important to read everything in it's full context:)

    I hope this answers your question!

    Source(s): If you have any more questions, feel free to shoot me an e-mail:)
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    That's an Awesome question. I'll try to keep the answer short.

    The first scripture from Matthew 7:21

    Notice scripture 20 reads..............Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them............meaning, whatever you do in this life and according to your deeds and surrendering to God not being confused or side tracked by false prophets, ministers etc.., you will only be recognized....this was before the holy ghost was present.

    The second scripture from Acts 2:21

    Primarily referring to The Day of Pentecost the new form of deliverance.....following an act of baptism....these things will follow such as the gift of the holy ghost is the new way one shall be saved.

    According to the Christian faith.....applying the holy ghost to ones life became another requirement in order to be saved rather than just doing good deeds and not following false leaders.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Both "Lords" are to be 'called upon', according to Psalm 110:1. In that verse the "LORD" [Almighty God] spake unto my "Lord" [Jesus]. At Psalm 83:18, the "LORD" is printed "Jehovah", in the KJV. Christians must trust both the Creator and his beloved Son to be saved. [John 3:16] Matthew 10:22 shows that "he that has endured (in that trust) to the end is the one that will be saved."

  • 1 decade ago

    Matt. 7:18 - Jesus says that sound trees bear good fruit. But there is no guarantee that a sound tree will stay sound. It could go rotten.

    John 15:1-10 - we can be in Jesus (a branch on the vine), and then if we don't bear fruit, are cut off, wither up and die. Paul makes this absolutely clear in Rom. 11:20-23.

    1 Cor. 9:24-27 – Paul says that all the runners compete, but only one wins the prize. Paul recognizes that if he doesn’t train himself properly in perseverance, he too can become “disqualified.” The word "disqualified" comes from the Greek word "adokimos" which literally means cut off from Christ, or reprobate. When “adokimos” is used in the Scriptures, it always refers to those who are to be condemned by God. It has nothing to do with going to heaven with less rewards. See, for example, Rom. 1:28; Titus 1:16; 2 Tim. 3:8; Heb. 6:8; 2 Cor. 13:5-7. This proves that Saint Paul thought he could lose his salvation. No one would reasonably argue that Paul wasn’t “saved” when he wrote the Scriptures. So if Saint Paul thought that he could lose his salvation, why do many Protestants think that they cannot lose theirs?

    2 Tim. 4:8 – Protestants often use this verse to prove “once saved, always saved,” even in the face of all Paul wrote about the possibility of losing his salvation (including his). But it is only at end of Saint Paul's life that he has a moral certitude of salvation. This is after a lifetime of perseverance. As faithful believers in Christ, we indeed have a moral certitude of our salvation, but this is different from being certain of our salvation. We must persevere throughout our lives, and can choose to fall away.

    Also, Catholics have more assurance of salvation that those who espouse “once saved, always saved.” This is because the only distinction between a true Christian and a superficial Christian is that the superficial Christian will not persevere to the end – but this is something a Christian cannot know during his life, and this necessarily imposes uncertainty upon him until the end. For Catholics, we know that salvation is ours to lose. For “once saved, always saved” Protestants, they don’t even know whether it is theirs to begin with.

  • 1 decade ago

    Matthew 24:13 says: "But he that has endured to the end is the one that will be saved."

    You know even the apostle Paul did not take for granted his salvation. He wrote of himself...

    1 Corinthians 9: 27: "but I pummel my body and lead it as a slave, that, after I have preached to others, I myself should not become disapproved somehow."

    Ephesians 5:10: "Keep on making sure of what is acceptable to the Lord;"

    Hebrews 6: 4-6: "For it is impossible as regards those who have once for all been enlightened, and who have tasted the heavenly free gift, and who have become partakers of holy spirit, 5 and who have tasted the fine word of God and powers of the coming system of things, 6 but who have fallen away, to revive them again to repentance, because they impale the Son of God afresh for themselves and expose him to public shame."

    This Bible teaching really does not go along with the once saved always saved mentality. Yes, salvation is a free gift, but what we do with that gift makes a lot of difference. We can keep it, or we can throw it away by continuing to pursue the world and this system of things.

    2 Corinthians 6:1 &2: "Working together with him, we also entreat YOU not to accept the undeserved kindness of God and miss its purpose. 2 For he says: “In an acceptable time I heard you, and in a day of salvation I helped you.” Look! Now is the especially acceptable time. Look! Now is the day of salvation."

    I hope this helped to clarify things a little.

    Source(s): The Bible
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