AudioEvangelism.com - Man is Saved By... Man is Saved By...
We've presented a couple of lessons recently that have emphasized the truth that man is not saved by good morals alone (cf. the archived lessons from April 11 & 25, 2005). Today we'd like to consider another side of the subject. What is man saved by? Let us look at the topic of salvation from the widest possible view. There are many passages in the New Testament that address various components involved in man's salvation. I have selected nearly twenty passages that are fairly distinct in the thoughts they contain.

Who would have guessed that there are so many things involved in one's salvation? May we always be careful not to be guilty of believing what one passage says about salvation and ignoring the others! All Scripture must harmonize! Some people affirm that man can be saved by faith alone. They come to this conclusion because of the numerous passages in the New Testament that teach that one cannot be saved without faith (e.g., John 8:24). However, to say that one must have faith to be saved is a far cry from saying that faith alone saves! The Bible does not teach this (James 2:24). Of course, let me hasten to state that no one can be saved by baptism alone either. No one can be saved by any single item on this list. Each and every component is essential to man's salvation; we know this because the Bible declares such! May we all have open minds to see and embrace the marvelous plan of salvation that the Lord has revealed (cf. Luke 2:30).