The following articles are related to the topic of SALVATION

Be Confident of Your Salvation – Studies in 1 John (Part 1)

John writes with this purpose: "These things I write unto you, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, even unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God" (1 John 5:13). Similarly, he begins the epistle by saying, "[T]hat which we have seen and heard declare we unto you also, that ye also may have ... read more »

Be Confident of Your Salvation – Studies in 1 John (Part 2)

"And this is eternal life, that they should know thee the only true God, and him who thou didst send, even Jesus Christ." (John 17:3). Knowing the Father and His Son isfundamental to Christianity.How wonderful it is that we have the living Word of God that teaches us how to know God and live according to His will. John said, ... read more »

2 Peter 1:8 – Conditional Salvation

It is remarkable that some, professing acquaintance with the New Testament, should argue that salvation is bestowed unconditionally. But such is the legacy of John Calvin. One of the planks in his theological platform was "unconditional election." By way of contrast, however, the Bible teaches that salvation is conditional. In his second epistle, Peter introduces a number of spiritual qualities ... read more »

Is There No Plan of Salvation for Angels?

"What is the meaning of Hebrews 2:16, 'For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham'?" In order to appreciate the passage (as much as is possible from the limited information available), one has to have a grasp of the argument that the inspired writer has made thus far ... read more »

Did the Ancient Gentiles Have the Hope of Salvation?

The Bible student is aware of the fact that the law of Moses was given to the nation of Israel. It was intended to regulate the Jews' conduct and to provide a mode of forgiveness (through the Levitical sacrificial system) when they transgressed the law. Where does this leave the Gentiles who lived before the coming of Christ? Were they ... read more »

Three Quick Points from 1 Timothy 2:4

In his first letter to Timothy, Paul urges that prayer be made on behalf of all men -particularly rulers -to the end that we may have a peaceful existence conducive to the Christian life. The apostle contends that this is acceptable in God's sight, "who would have all men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth" ... read more »

Galatians 5:4 – Fallen from Grace

Those who have been influenced by the dogma of John Calvin believe that a child of God can never apostatize to the point of being lost. Dr. Charles Stanley, in his book Eternal Security-Can You Be Sure?, devotes an entire chapter to Galatians 5:4. He desperately wants to negate its impact on the once-saved, always-saved doctrine. Stanley suggests that all ... read more »

JUSTIFICATION: By Faith or Works?

Is justification from sin by faith or works? Does it result from neither, one as opposed to the other, or both? One would expect that such a fundamental question could be answered clearly and confidently, with a united declaration, by those who profess a devout regard for the testimony of the Scriptures. Sadly, such is not the case. The more ... read more »

Have You Been Called by God?

"Many teach that before a person can be saved, he must be 'called' by God. Can you explain how this happens?" God calls every person who is saved. Not only does God pardon the sinner (cf. Rom. 3:26), but he also teaches him of the need and means of forgiveness. The Lord Jesus said, "No man can come to me, ... read more »

The Role of “Works” in God’s Plan of Redemption

Most Protestants, reacting adversely to the "works system" of Roman Catholicism, have adopted the extreme (and unscriptural) view that works play no role whatever in human salvation. Some allege that salvation is on the basis of "faith alone," while others (e.g., radical Calvinists) argue that God chose the redeemed before the world began, and that redemption, therefore, is entirely unconditional. ... read more »