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A Collection of Salvation Scriptures

Updated
 August 2011
I have been praying that God reveal the things in me that hinder my walk with Him. I've asked Him to help me to get rid of all my opinions and replace them with His. I've also been praying for wisdom and understanding in His ways.

In a search for a new church we encountered one that insinuated that Christians can lose their salvation. I immediately decided we shouldn't go there any more because the Bible taught "once saved always saved." (Now hear me out, this gets better.)

In the past I would have just walked away and not thought about it any more. This time I prayed about it. I actually started out praying for the leaders of that church to see the truth.  As I prayed the Lord stopped me and had me analyze where I got my information that made me so sure of the doctrine I held.  I thought back and realized that I was standing firmly on scriptures that were explained to me by pastors and teachers. I had heard the theory, backed by scriptures, and had accepted it as directly from the mouth of God. UH OH! I was shocked!  I was doing exactly what I had warned other people not to do!  I was hanging on to spiritual "truth" that was not verified in my spirit by the Lord!

The first thing I did was look up verses that had the words salvation, saved, eternal life, and other related terms. I started a collection. Then I went through each verse individually and read the verses before and after the targeted verses. I was continually praying for understanding as I was reading.  I had also underlined verses in red that had to do with salvation and I collected those together.

I developed a code and made a notation by each scripture with "A" indicating some kind of action on the part of the believer was necessary, "S" meaning salvation appeared secure, "L" hinting salvation could be lost, "B" showing the scriptures that say you only need to believe to be saved, "G" indicating salvation is nothing more than a gift, and "O" for any other. I'm not putting those codes in this list. If you are searching for the same truths then you need to ask God to show you. I am not going to say salvation is secure and I won't say you can lose your salvation. You need to ask the Lord to show you the truth. After all, this is an issue that has scriptures that point either way. Those standing on both sides of the issue have really good arguments based on scripture.

Right now the most important thing for me to do is to keep asking God what He wants me to be doing, saying, and believing. If I am walking in His will then my salvation is secure no matter whether salvation can be lost or not. I learned something very valuable in this process. I must not hold on to any man-made ideas or traditions. I must make sure that the things I believe have been verified by God as being the truth. My opinions and the opinions of other people, even well-respected Bible scholars, must be rejected and replaced with God's opinions. God wants us to know the truth. He will teach us each individually.

God has gifted people with the gift of teaching. It is not a bad thing for us to listen to them and to learn what they are teaching. It is actually good. God gives each of us a different insight on the same thing. When we share what He has shown us it helps everyone to see the bigger picture. However, if we just listen to what others teach about God and don't read the Bible for ourselves then we are in danger of hanging on to partial truths or to totally fabricated stories. We must be Bible literate and be able to hold everything we hear up to the Word for ourselves. We must be in communication with God so we will be able to hear Him when He says a translation of a verse or a passage of scripture is not correct.

Satan is in the business of drawing people away from the Lord so they won't be effective in the harvest of more souls. He cannot get rid of the Bible altogether, but he can cause it to be misinterpreted. Most Bible teachers and pastors are not teaching false information on purpose. They are just passing along what they have heard. They are putting their faith in men instead of in God. The bottom line is that each person is responsible for what he believes. You have a choice of what to do with what you are taught.

In our minds it seems that the issue of salvation is either one way or the other and can't be both ways, right?  I'm not saying this is a fact, but what if God actually desires that some people believe they can lose their salvation?  The Bible does indicate that there is one grievous sin that can cause someone to lose their salvation (Matt 12:31).  If a person was on the path toward committing that sin, would it be in their best interest if they thought there were other ways they could lose their salvation which would cause them to be more careful to be in God's will?  If a person had the attitude of thinking that, once they are saved, they can go out and murder other people, would God want them to believe they could lose their salvation?  I don't know.  I don't think anyone but God knows the answers to those questions.

I heard someone on the radio mention something that gave me food for thought.  Jesus, Himself, taught people about salvation using different terminology as well as what appears to be different methods of obtaining it:

Matthew 19:16-22 & Mark 10:17-26:  obey the commandments and sell all
Mark 10:29-30:  leave house, family, etc. for His sake
Mark 16:16:  believe and be baptized
Luke 11:13:  a gift
Luke 10:25-28:  love God and your neighbor
Luke19:9:  give to the poor and restore what you took from people
Luke 23:40-43:  declare Jesus' innocence ask for remembrance in heaven
John 3:15-17; 6:47; 11:35;20:31:  believe
John 4:14:  drink the water Jesus gives
John 5:24:  hear and believe
John 6:40:  see and believe
John 6:50-58:  eat and drink Jesus' flesh and blood
John 17:23:  Jesus chooses

Now, why do you think He did that?  Did He want to make sure He touched on each person's level of understanding?  Did He want to make sure that each person was able to apply it to his own life based on his own life's experiences?  I don't know!  What I do know is that Jesus didn't say it exactly the same way every time, so maybe it isn't the same way every time for every person.

Is that enough information to cause you to stop and think?  Good.  Let's take these scriptures to God and ask Him to help us understand and interpret them.

Here's the list of salvation scriptures I've accumulated. I'm constantly on the lookout for more related verses and will add them when I find them.

EX 32:33 "And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book." [NOTE: This is an Old Testament/pre-Jesus scripture]

MATT 7:21 "Not every one 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."

MATT 19:17 "And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments."

MATT 19:29 "And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life."

MATT 25:1-13 "Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh."

MARK 16:16 "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned."

LUKE 7:50 " And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace."

LUKE 10:27-28 "and [a lawyer] answering [Jesus] said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself. And [Jesus] said unto him, Thou has answered right: this do, and thou shalt live" [inherit eternal life--see vs 25]

LUKE 12:46 "The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers." [also read verses before and after]

LUKE 13:23-24 "Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able."

JOHN 3:1-6 "There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.  Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the 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."

JOHN 3:15-21 "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 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. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God."

JOHN 3:36 "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."

JOHN 4:10 Living water is a "gift of God"

JOHN 4:14 "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."

JOHN 5:24 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him [God] that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life."

JOHN 5:28-29 "Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation."

JOHN 5:39-40 "Search the scriptures [O.T.], for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life."

JOHN 6:27-29 "Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent."

JOHN 6:37; 39-40 "All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day." [Does God"™s will always prevail?]

JOHN 6:40 "And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day."

JOHN 6:47 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life."

JOHN 6:53-54 "Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day."

JOHN 10:9 " I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture." (Said Jesus)

JOHN 10:28-29 "And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father"™s hand."

JOHN 14:4-6 "And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.  Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

JOHN 17:3 "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent."

JOHN 18:9 "That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none."

JOHN 20:31 "But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name."

ACTS 2:21 "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."

ACTS 4:12 "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."

ACTS 10:34-35 "Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:  but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him."

ACTS 16:30 "And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."

ROM 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."

ROMANS 5:8-11 " But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement."

ROMANS 5:21 "That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord."

ROM 6:15-16 " What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?"

ROM 6:18-19 "Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

ROM 6:22-23 "But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

ROM 8:2 "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death." & vs 3-For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh"

ROM 10:9-10, 13 "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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

1COR 5:1-5 "It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife. And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you. For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such an one unto satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus."

1COR 6:19-20 "What! Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God"™s."

1COR 7:9 "But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn."

1COR 15:1-2 " Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain."

1COR 15:14 "And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain." (Must believe Jesus rose)

EPH 1:4-6 "According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love; having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved."

EPH 1:13-14 "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, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory." (Eph 4:30) "And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.")

EPH 2:4-5 "But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)"

EPH 2:8-9 "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 4:30 Sealed unto the day of redemption

PHIL 4:3 ". . .whose names are in the book of life." (Can they be erased & how does he know? Also see Ps 69:28 at end of list)

COL 2:14 "Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;"

1TIM 6:12 " Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses."

1TIM 6:18-19 "That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life."

2TIM 1:8-10 "Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, but is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel [in which we must believe]:"

TITUS 3:5-7 "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; that being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life."

HEB 1:3 "Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high"

HEB 5:9 "And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;"

HEB 7:25 "Wherefore [Jesus] is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them."

HEB 10:10 (see vs 1-4) "By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all." (But we have to believe the first time to receive)

HEB 10:14, 18 "For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin." (But we have to believe the first time to receive)

SEE HEBREWS 10:19-39 (Especially vs 26, 29, 38-39)

HEB 12:15  "Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled"  (fail means fall from)

1PET 1:4-5 "To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time."

1PET 4:17-19 "For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator."

1PET 4:17-19 "For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator."

2PET 2:4-22 (especially vs 20-21)

1JOHN 3:6-9 "Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God."

1JOHN 3:15 "Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him."

1JOHN 5:4-5 "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?"

1JOHN 5:11-13 "And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 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."

1JOHN 5:18 "We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not." (Jo 3:16=Jesus is only begotten)

JUDE 1:20-21 "But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, [You are keeping] yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life."

JUDE 1:24 "Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy."

REV 3:5 "He that overcometh (see 1Jo 5:4-5; 3:9), the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels."

DEUT 32:39 "See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there there any that can deliver out of my hand."

ECCL 7:20 " For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not."

PSALM 69:28 "Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous."

 



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