Christians, who saves? Do you have to belong to a particular religious denomination to be saved?
What is the Christian understanding of salvation - what does the Bible tell us about how to be saved? And did Jesus say anything about having to join a religion to be saved?
Just to let you know, I have not given anyone a thumbs' down.
Regarding the word 'repent', my understanding is that if a person truly repents from sin, they STOP DOING IT! Go read Luke 19:1-10 where the tax collector repented, made restitution to those he had cheated and then Jesus said "TODAY salvation has come to this house".
Freedom raised a good point that the Bible teaches us we need the fellowship of other believers in Christ.
Also ginagirl who reminded us that we should ask God to direct us to a church that will teach the truth and stick with the Bible. This was my experience 13 years ago, and the Holy Spirit led me to a U.K. Baptist church. However, it was not joining a church that saved me - it was Christ Jesus.
Great question, Charli! What denomination was the thief on the cross? Quite so!