How to save your soul? How to avoid hell and eternal condemnation? How to have eternal life and inherit the kingdom of God? If you want to live forever, these are the questions that you should have answers right now and act upon them before it’s too late. We don’t know exactly when the Day of the Judgment will come. Only our Almighty Father knows that. Hence, we must be prepared for that day as early as today. We must have the confidence of salvation as early as now. The following are Words from the Holy Scriptures that will light our way to salvation.
To save our soul, we must believe in Jesus Christ as the son of God and Savior of the Church, His body.
John 3:16 (NIV)
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Ephesians 5:23 (NKJV)
For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.
Colossians 1:24 (NKJV)
I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church,
1 Corinthians 12:27 (NKJV)
Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.
We must believe in Him and justify that in our hearts.
Romans 10:9-13 (NIV)
That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
We can justify our belief in Christ by knowing and verifying Him.
Romans 10:14-15 (NIV)
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
We can read about Him in the prophesies of the prophets and in the testimonials of the Apostles which are written in the Bible.
2 Timothy 3:14-19 (NIV)
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
We can fully know Christ by following and obeying His words and commandments which came from God, our Father.
1 John 2:3-6 (NIV)
We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. The man who says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But if anyone obeys his word, God’s love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.
John 14:10 (NIV)
Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.
We can follow Christ, if we have faith in Him – a faith that is alive, patient and working through love.
James 2:26 (NKJV)
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
James 1:2-4 (NKJV)
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
Galatians 5:6 (NKJV)
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.
For it is love that will give us confidence in the day of the Judgment.
1 John 4:17 (NIV)
In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him.
Because love binds all the good virtues that we need for salvation.
Colossians 3:12-14 (NIV)
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
And all laws hang on these two commandments – to truly love God and our neighbors:
Matthew 22:34-40 (NIV)
Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Therefore, after we have known and believed Christ, we must continue to work out our salvation and continue in obeying the commandments of God.
Philippians 2:12-13 (NIV)
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.
We must not grieve and quench the Holy Spirit – our seal for the day of redemption.
Ephesians 4:30-32 (NKJV)
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
1 Thessalonians 5:19 (NKJV)
Do not quench the Spirit.
If we have sinned, we must, confess and renounce our sins so that God will have mercy on us. We must repent and stop sinning. Finally, we must not abuse and insult the Spirit of Grace – which brings us salvation.
Proverbs 28:13 (NIV)
He who conceals his sins does not prosper,
but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
Hebrews 10:26-31 (NKJV)
For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The LORD will judge His people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.