What do I do to get saved?

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  1. Godsstreetsweeper profile image62
    Godsstreetsweeperposted 4 years ago

    What do I do to get saved?

    The Bible talks about salvation, and being saved. What is necessary for this? Can we be assured of heaven?
    If so, how? And how do we know?

  2. profile image0
    Dave36posted 4 years ago

    Iv'e never read the bible buddy, but i can tell you what saved me while I'm here..That was learning about my ego (negative mind), & emotions/feelings control also mindful meditating which is very powerful & cool..All by Eckhart Tolle & free on utube & will if you do a lot of his practice, after only a few months "completely" change the way you think for the better..I know that's not what your asking about, but if you get the gist of what Eckhart says you will have completely different questions..Now my mind is clear & neutral again, i can think straight with none of the distractions of life most people have..That has led me to know what i have to do while I'm here, as Iv'e worked it all out logically..I'm pretty sure that life is about being positive to our self & others, so just do that with everyone you meet..Always be positive no matter what happens in your life, & i reckon your'l be shown exactly what your to do..Your'l be shown through your instinct & intuition, & to open those up you have to gain control of your mind..I know it all sounds a bit strange, but Iv'e been doing it for around 8 months & i haven't looked back since.

  3. Amanda108 profile image91
    Amanda108posted 4 years ago

    It depends on who you ask, but since you seem to be talking from a Christian standpoint then all you really need to do is accept Jesus as your savior - not say you do, but truly do it inside yourself. From there you may attend church and worship and pray, but whether these are "required" is going to get you a different answer from every person you ask. It's subjective and open to interpretation. But the Jesus part is very clear and the rest just goes with it, hand in hand.

    I'm not quite sure what you mean by "assured of heaven" so forgive me if I misinterpret. If you mean can we be assured there is a heaven, no, faith is not knowing but believing anyway. If you mean can we be assured a place in heaven, then absolutely! Just follow God's word and Jesus's teachings (if Christianity is your path). No one is perfect. Mistakes are fine. The point is you try. Heaven never runs out of room.

    1. celafoe profile image61
      celafoeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You must repent, accept Christ's payment for your sins,  submit yourself fully to Him, be baptized water and Spirit and FOLLOW HIM.  you are not saved until death- they who endure to the end SHALL be saved. Study scripture for yourself, not listen to

  4. Chris Remmie profile image79
    Chris Remmieposted 4 years ago

    Okay, first we have to establish what salvation is and what we are being saved from. We must realize that God is holy, perfect, and just. He comes with anger and wrath against all unrighteousness and sin--both small and great. Thus, every human being in the world without exception is an unrighteous sinner before God and the Scriptures declare that the wages of sin is death. Meaning, because we live a life of sin and rebellion against God, we deserve separation and His wrath. We will all be judged for every deed, word, and thought.

    Now, salvation can only come if the penalty of our sins and unrighteousness is paid. This brings us to the incarnation of the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was sent to show the world who God is and to make atonement for sins--reconciling those who put their trust and hope in Jesus. To receive this gift of salvation we must recognize that we are sinners in need for a savior. We must believe that Jesus died in our place and was resurrected from the dead. Our hope is that when we die we will also be raised with Him in heaven. Thus, salvation means to be reconciled to God through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the application of that occurs through faith and not by good works (merits, deeds, rituals, or anything else). The one who places their trust in their own goodness or works will be condemned but the one who places their hope and trust in Jesus and confess Him as Lord shall be saved. This was a short presentation of the gospel ("the good news"), but here are some Scriptures to emphasize what I just said:

    John 3:16-18 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God."

    Matt 16:24 "Then Jesus told his disciples, 'If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.'"

    Rom 3:23-25 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith.
    3:28 For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.

    1. Born Again 05 profile image79
      Born Again 05posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Well done Chris! If people only realized that we are sharing God's Truth that they may be saved also.

  5. lone77star profile image82
    lone77starposted 4 years ago

    Be humble (and even afraid) that you do not know for certain.

    Follow Christ, but always question whether or not you understand correctly what this means. Keep digging in scripture for answers. Don't take it literally, for the letter leads to death and only the spirit leads to everlasting life (2 Cor. 3:6). Don't depend on the interpretations of others, even those of the last 2,000 years, for corruption can enter into a writing and mangle it. Ego (self-righteousness) can hold onto it as if it were true, when it is not.

    When you follow Christ and remain humble and hungry to know more perfectly if you are indeed following Christ, then you have a good chance of being saved. Too many are certain, but they follow Ego -- the master of this world. Their certainty will betray them.

  6. c-m-hall profile image73
    c-m-hallposted 4 years ago

    give yourself a great big hug! Love yourself with all your heart, soul and might ... has it not been written: ye are gods?

    1. manatita44 profile image83
      manatita44posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Short, cute, honest, true for me and sweet, c-m hall.

  7. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 4 years ago

    Most certainly not the 'saved' we hear of so commonly nowadays. Each one must work out his/own salvation.

    God is already within. We have only to re-awaken or re-discover what we already are. We have simply drank the pill of forgetfulness. Now we need to remove the veil and shine again in all our pristine glory. Unfortunately, this is the work of lifetimes! So how do we do this?

    As many individuals, so too there are many ways. Walk from a lesser light to a great light; from weakness to strength; from narrowness to self-expansion. Anything that makes you weak, reject like poison. As a general guide, you can look at this and adjust it as necessary to suit your own temperament:

    1. have an unshakeable Faith in Something Higher or within.
    2. Pray verbally and internally and also learn to meditate (a bit like silent prayer, just much deeper. Comes with practice.) This is essential. It is what we receive in prayer (Grace), which will eventually transform our nature. Make it a regular and daily discipline. I have done this daily without fail for nearly 32 years!

    3. Live a life of sleepless service to all mankind.
    4. Let what you receive at dawn, stay with you on the buses, trains, at work and on your way home. In short, remain AWAKE. Be mindful. This is crucial!
    5. You will stumble. Create the feeling of patient acceptance. See everything as a play of the Lord. Much peace.

    1. celafoe profile image61
      celafoeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      this is clearly not the way to Christianity as found in the Bible, but a mixture of religions


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