In this post, we will be looking at some Bible verses about salvation, what the Bible says about salvation through works. Before we proceed, lets look at what the word Salvation means.
What is Salvation?
The word salvation is used in the context of religions to describe the process of being saved from an undesired situation or condition, usually from some form of evil. It is also often synonymous with “deliverance” from sin and guilt. Salvation can be seen as a form of freedom to be saved from eternal damnation.
The word “salvation” comes from the Latin word salvatio, meaning “safe”. In Christianity, one’s faith in God is essential for attaining salvation. Jesus Christ shed his blood and died on the cross for humanity’s sins in order to release us from our guilt and shame through an act of grace by God.
Are you Born Again?
As you read this, a great question faces you – Are you born again?. Being born again is not how many times you have attended church services, or given to charity. However, your answer to this question will determine where you will spend eternity. The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27 (KJV) – “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”. The question now is, have you been born again?
Why is being Born Again important?
According to the book of John 3:5-7 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, You must be born again.”
Acts 2:38-39 reads, “And Peter said to them, Repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and your children, and all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God shall call to Himself.”
There are many people in life who trust in good works. They often say, “I’m a good person, I care for everyone in need”. Please remember that, salvation does not come through works.
In Ephesians 1:8-9 it reads, “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.”
You may be a Church goer, be an officer or even an active member of a Church. You may be striving to live a perfect life and attain a high moral standard. Yet, if you have not been born of the water and of the Spirit, the Bible say, you cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
So therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling – Philippians 2:12.
Bible Verses About Salvation KJV
Revelation 5:9 (KJV)
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
John 5:40 (KJV)
And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
Hebrews 1:14 (KJV)
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Acts 15:11 (KJV)
But we believe that through the grace of the LORD Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
2 Peter 3:15 (KJV)
And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
Matthew 23:37 (KJV)
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
Matthew 21:31 (KJV)
Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
1 Timothy 4:10 (KJV)
For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
1 Corinthians 6:11 (KJV)
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Revelation 3:20 (KJV)
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Ephesians 5:14 (KJV)
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
2 Corinthians 6:1 (KJV)
We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
Hebrews 9:28 (KJV)
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Romans 2:26 (KJV)
Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
Acts 20:21 (KJV)
Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 2:3 (KJV)
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
Luke 19:10 (KJV)
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Hebrews 5:9 (KJV)
And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
1 Peter 1:9-10 (KJV)
Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
Ephesians 1:13 (KJV)
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Bible Verses Salvation For Everyone
James 1:21 (KJV)
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
Acts 16:17 (KJV)
The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.
Romans 1:14 (KJV)
I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
Matthew 22:14 (KJV)
For many are called, but few are chosen.
Ephesians 3:9 (KJV)
And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Revelation 14:6 (KJV)
And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Acts 13:47 (KJV)
For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.
Acts 13:26 (KJV)
Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.
Ephesians 2:17 (KJV)
And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
Luke 2:10 (KJV)
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Luke 7:47 (KJV)
Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
Romans 11:6 (KJV)
And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
John 4:14 (KJV)
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
Galatians 3:21 (KJV)
Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
Philippians 2:12 (KJV)
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
1 Corinthians 1:18 (KJV)
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
Romans 10:4 (KJV)
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
2 Timothy 3:15 (KJV)
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Revelation 21:6 (KJV)
And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Titus 2:11 (KJV)
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Acts 5:20 (KJV)
Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.
Matthew 24:14 (KJV)
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Romans 1:5 (KJV)
By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
1 Peter 1:5 (KJV)
Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
John 6:35 (KJV)
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
Luke 15:2 (KJV)
And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
Romans 15:9 (KJV)
And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
Galatians 3:8 (KJV)
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
Luke 2:31-32 (KJV)
Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
Colossians 3:11 (KJV)
Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
Matthew 3:9 (KJV)
And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
Bible Verses Salvation By faith
Ephesians 3:6 (KJV)
That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
John 12:32 (KJV)
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
Jude 1:3 (KJV)
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
2 Corinthians 5:20 (KJV)
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
Luke 24:47 (KJV)
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Hebrews 7:25 (KJV)
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
Hebrews 2:10 (KJV)
For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Acts 28:28 (KJV)
Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.
Mark 2:17 (KJV)
When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Luke 3:6 (KJV)
And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
1 John 2:25 (KJV)
And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
John 4:22 (KJV)
Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
Matthew 18:14 (KJV)
Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
2 Corinthians 7:10 (KJV)
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
Ephesians 2:1 (KJV)
And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
1 John 5:11 (KJV)
And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
2 Timothy 2:10 (KJV)
Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
1 Timothy 1:13 (KJV)
Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
John 1:7 (KJV)
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
Romans 15:16 (KJV)
That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
Acts 4:12 (KJV)
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
John 6:37 (KJV)
All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
Galatians 2:16 (KJV)
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
John 10:16 (KJV)
And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Matthew 1:21 (KJV)
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
2 Peter 3:9 (KJV)
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Revelation 22:17 (KJV)
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
Galatians 1:4 (KJV)
Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
Inspiring Quotes About Salvation
God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, “I love you.” – Billy Graham
It is a fact that the Lord Jesus has already died for you. It is also a fact that you have already died with the Lord Jesus. If you do not believe in your death with Christ, you will not be able to receive the effectiveness of death with Him – freedom from sin. – Watchman Nee
Christ is a substitute for everything, but nothing is a substitute for Christ. – Harry Ironside
Saving us is the greatest and most concrete demonstration of God’s love, the definitive display of His grace throughout time and eternity. – David Jeremiah
Though the Bible was written over sixteen centuries by at least forty authors, it has one central theme-salvation through faith in Christ. – Max Lucado
It is not thy hold on Christ that saves thee; it is Christ. It is not thy joy in Christ that saves thee; it is Christ. It is not even thy faith in Christ, though that be the instrument; it is Christ’s blood and merit. – Charles Spurgeon
Through salvation our past has been forgiven, our present is given meaning, and out future is secured. – Rick Warren
It is our privilege to know that we are saved. – Dwight L. Moody
You will find all true theology summed up in these two short sentences: Salvation is all of the grace of God. Damnation is all of the will of man. – Charles Spurgeon
The purpose of the Bible is simply to proclaim God’s plan to save His children. It asserts that man is lost and needs to be saved. And it communicates the message that Jesus is the God in the flesh sent to save His children. – Max Lucado
Since no man is excluded from calling upon God the gate of salvation is open to all. There is nothing else to hinder us from entering, but our own unbelief. – John Calvin
Jesus is not one of many ways to approach God, nor is He the best of several ways; He is the only way. – A. W. Tozer
Salvation comes through a cross and a crucified Christ. – Andrew Murray
Where in the Bible does it say the only way to heaven is through Jesus?
The only way to heaven is through Jesus Christ. This can be found in John 14:6 (NIV) – “Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Also in John 3:5 (NLT) – “Jesus replied, I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.
These two verses are self explanatory, no one can enter into heaven without first accepting Jesus as Lord and savior. This is being born-again.
How To Be Saved From Hell & Go To Heaven When You Die?
The Bible says that when we die, our soul will go either to Heaven or Hell. But what does this really mean? How can you be saved from Hell and go to Heaven when you die?
The Holy Bible is the only reliable source of information about what happens after we die. It tells us that we will either go to Heaven (the place of eternal life and perfect happiness) or Hell (the place of eternal suffering and misery).
We can be saved from Hell and enter into the everlasting joy of Heaven by believing in Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Jesus died on the cross, taking all our sins and nailing it on the Cross, so that we could have a relationship with God (our Heavenly Father) and escape the eternal punishment for sin (Hell).
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