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What must I do to be saved?
What happens when I am saved?
Since I don't have to work for
salvation, does this mean that I can do whatever I want and
still be saved?
If the obedient Christian and
disobedient Christian are both saved, what's the point?
What about the judgment of the
- What type of rewards does God have for
Salvation is so simple. It's not based upon what you've done even
up to five minutes ago. God wants to save you right where you
are, regardless of how bad you think of your condition.
Step 1 - Believe in your heart that God raised His son Jesus, who
bore our sins on the cross, from the dead.
Step 2 - Confess it to witnesses with your mouth that you
Step 3 - Be baptized with water. (This step should be taken out
of obedience. Many people have been saved without water
baptism but it was usually under abnormal conditions that they
skipped this step. When possible, complete this step. If its
not possible, you're still saved!!
When God created Adam, He breathed His Spirit into Adam's soul
and Adam became a "living soul". Adam was composed of a soul,
spirit and body. After Adam sinned, God's Spirit could no longer
dwell permanently inside any man until Christ arrived. When
the Spirit of God does not dwell inside of man's soul, he's
considered by God to be a "dead soul".
When we accept Christ, the Holy Spirit is once again allowed to
live within our soul. We transition from being a "dead soul"
to a "living soul". When a saved person dies, his soul
and spirit goes back to God. When an unsaved person dies,
there's no spirit that can go back to God. His/her soul goes to
another abode referred to as Hell. Hell is unnecessary
for anyone because of the simplicity of salvation. See question 1.
There's no work performed for salvation.
If you've truly been saved, there's nothing you can do to be
unsaved. How do I know if I've truly been saved? See question
#1 . If that sounds too good to be true, you're wrong,
it's true! That's the good news of the the gospel.
Here's your dilemma when you're saved. You now have God
living in you. It's going to be very difficult to continue doing the
bad things you were doing before you got saved. When you're
saved, God looks at you as His child. God disciplines His children.
When we willingly do bad things even though we're saved, God's
chastening takes over and corrects us because He loves us so much.
When we're trying to do the right thing and still sin, God allows us
repent and He remembers it no more.
The Apostle Paul uses the Greek "bema" in 2 Corinthians 5:10 to
describe the judgment that will take place in heaven strictly for
Christians. All believers (see question #1) will appear before
Christ's judgment seat to have their lives judged on the basis of
their work. This judgment will happen after the resurrection
of the believers and will involve gain or loss of reward for our
service to God. Those who lived godly lives of work and
service will withstand God's scrutiny and be blessed with eternal
rewards in heaven; those whose works do not meet God's standards
will not be rewarded. See 1 Corinthians 3:12-15 for a glimpse of
God is just. Every person will be given countless
opportunity to accept God's salvation.
The great white throne judgment will provide every person with a
fair trial before the God of creation. The souls of everyone who
refused to accept God's salvation (see question #1) will receive
their resurrected bodies and stand before God. The grave and
the sea will give up their dead, and hell will deliver its souls to
stand before God. Unlike believers, they will be judged by
their works for eternal damnation, not eternal salvation. See Revelation 20:12 for a
glimpse of this judgment.
The greatest award is God Himself. Like the Levitical priesthood,
the faithful believers will have the awesome ability to be in the
presence of the Almighty.
Here are other rewards that the bible mentions.
Rewards for the Saints
1. Jesus has promised a Crown of Glory:
For Faithful Servants in
2. Crown of Rejoicing: For Soul Winners
1 Thessalonians 2:19
3. Crown of Righteousness: For those
who love his return in
4. Incorruptible Crown For Victorious
Lives of Purity in
1 Corinthians 9:25
5. Crown of Life For Christian Martyrs
6. He promised that we would reign on
earth as kings and priests in
7. He promised in Luke 19:17 that the
good servant who has been faithful in little shall have authority
over ten cities and some five cities.
8. He promised us mansions in John 14:2.
9. He also promised us blessings that we can’t imagine in the
natural. 1 Corinthians 2:9
Rewards mentioned in Matthew 5th Chapter
Matthew 5:1-12 1And seeing the multitudes,
he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came
he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they
shall be filled.
are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is
the kingdom of heaven.
are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say
all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so
persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
The inheritance of the tribes and priests
(This is a shadow of the reward that faithful believers will
receive. Faithful believers are considered Kings and Priests. See
Rewards for the tribes after the
Read Joshua 18 and 19
Rewards for the priests after the
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Thou shalt have noH3808 inheritanceH5157 in
their landH776, neitherH3808 shalt thou haveH1961
any partH2506 amongH8432 them: I am thy partH2506
and thine inheritanceH5159 amongH8432 the
childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478.