Is belief in Jesus d only requisite for salvation...or?
are there more?
Luke 13:23-25: Jesus only few to be saved
Mat 7:21,22: many calling him Lord will be driven out
Phil 2:12: work hard to be saved per St
- 7 months agoFavorite Answer
Is belief in Jesus all that we need to be saved?
No. Although we must believe in Jesus to gain salvation, more is required. (Acts 16:30, 31) The Bible says: “Just as the body without spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.” (James 2:26) To be saved, we must:
Learn about Jesus and his Father, Jehovah.—John 17:3.
Build faith in them.—John 12:44; 14:1.
Demonstrate our faith by obeying their commands. (Luke 6:46; 1 John 2:17) Jesus taught that not everyone who called him “Lord” would be saved but only those “doing the will of [his] Father who is in the heavens.”—Matthew 7:21.
Continue to demonstrate our faith despite hardships. Jesus made that clear when he said: “The one who has endured to the end will be saved.”—Matthew 24:13.
- Annsan_In_HimLv 77 months ago
The demons believe in Jesus, to such an extent they had to obey His commands to them. But their belief is not faith (trust) in Him so as to be saved by Him! "You believe there is one God? Good. But even the demons believe - and shudder" (James 2:19).
It is only faith in Jesus as the resurrected Son of God that will save anybody. Such faith requires knowing and believing that He died for your sins, and rose in triumph as your guarantee that you will also be raised to new life in Him. You will be born again, of the Spirit, from above, the moment you put all your faith in His finished work on the cross. That makes you an adopted child of God, part of His family.
From then on, you go on changing, to become more Christ-like. You then start to do the good works God had foreordained you would do, for His glory (not to be saved, because you are already saved by grace alone). Once you are saved, you then start out on the Christian life. But, tragically, most people think that striving to be a Christian is what will eventually save you. They say "Yes, you must have faith in Christ, but..." then add things to that. This means they believe what Jesus achieved on the cross was insufficient. It also means that they think they need to merit God's approval, or to contribute to a degree towards salvation, to earn a place in God's system.
The moment anyone adds anything to the completed work of Christ in saving sinners, they have wrecked the gospel of grace. A person has to be saved first, by the grace of God, and then they go on to live a changed life that glorifies God, by the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Read Romans chapter 3 through to the end of chapter 8 to grasp this. Change your word 'belief' to 'faith' and then the answer to your Q is 'Yes'.
- Anonymous7 months ago
Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone (Gal. 2:16; Rom. 4:4-5; Eph. 2:8-9; Tit. 3:5, etc.). The only one (besides me) who gave you the right answer here is Chris. Everyone else polluted the Gospel of grace by adding works of human righteousness which the Bible says are as "filthy rags" (Isa. 64:6).
Because we have all sinned against a perfectly holy and righteous God, we all deserve eternal separation from God in hell (Rom. 6:23). However, God loves us so much that He sent His only Son Jesus to die on the cross as our Substitute. Christ died on the cross for our sins, was buried, and rose from the grave (1 Cor. 15:3-4). The Bible is clear that salvation is not by our good works. The only condition for receiving everlasting life is to believe in Jesus for that free gift! It really is that simple.
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life" (John 6:47).
- PubliusLv 77 months ago
No. Jesus said that he shall reward us according to our works. Faith without works is dead, and so are we.
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- StonewallLv 67 months ago
The Belief in John 3;16 means more than intellectual belief about God, Jesus. If you start at the beginning of John 3 you will see where Jesus told Nicodemus that in order to see the Kingdom of God He must be born again, Meaning that he must die to his old life of sin and commit to a new life in Jesus Christ. (Repentance and Faith). Salvation is as simple as being willing to surrender your life to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- J HLv 67 months ago
The key Victor is not to simply believe but to believe what will
give you Eternal Life.What do the devil's believe? Whatever
they believe is not sufficient. It is obvious that to simply call
Yehoshuah Lord does not fulfill any requirements. To believe
implies that what you believe will lead you to obey. In first
John we learn that the commandment to believe in the Name
of Jesus will result in Eternal Life as you continue to
overcome or you continue to persevere in this very special
belief. Your work then is to learn as much as possible so
you believe in the Name of the Lord. Hope this helps you.
- 7 months ago
No... there is much more involved in the Salvation process....... but accepting Jesus for who, and what, he is.... and testifying to what Jesus has done for man-kind... and for the individual personally... is a vital part of the Salvation process.... those who manage to come to God in The Way He prescribes will receive His Gift of Salvation, and their place in Heaven will be secured
- choko_canyonLv 77 months ago
Who's "Jesus d"?
- MalcolmLv 67 months ago
"Belief" John 8:24 "Repent" Luke 13:3 "Confess" Matthew 10:32 "Baptism" Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:1-5 "Be Faithful" Revelation 2:10. Summed up: "Love The Truth", 2 Thessalonians 2:10, John 14:6
- Chi girlLv 77 months ago
Of course not. The devil believes in Jesus.