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III. Salvation
How do we get it and what are the benefits of it?

Salvation comes from God alone!

Psalm 3:8
"Salvation belongeth unto the LORD ..."


  Not by our works. (Eph 2:8-9)
God gave us Salvation by mercy and grace.
        Eph 2:8 "For by ______ are ye saved through ______; and that
            not of yourselves: it is the _____ of God:"
Not by our works.
        Eph 2:9 "____ of works, lest any man should boast."
Because grace and works are mutually exclusive.
                If it is by one then it cannot be mixed with the other; i.e., if you mix works
            with grace, then grace is no longer grace.  And the contrary is also true.
        Rom 11:6 "And if __  ______, then is it ___  ______  ___  _______:
            otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no
grace: otherwise work is no more work."
        Rom 3:20 "Therefore by the _____ of the law there shall no flesh be
            justified in his sight: for by the law
is the knowledge of sin."
    4.  Therefore, we must conclude that we can not get Salvation by any works
        that we can perform.

B.  Not by our Baptism.
    1.  The thief on the cross was not Baptized and yet he was saved.
        Luk 23:43 "And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee,
            To day shalt thou ___  ____ ___ in paradise."
  Baptism is a work that we do ourselves and, thus, it cannot save us.

        Eph 2:9 "____ of works, lest any man should boast."

    3.  Verses that seem to suggest this are clarified by God.
The main verse that is quoted is:
        Mar 16:15 "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world,
            and preach the gospel to every creature."
       Mar 16:16 "He that _________ and is _________ shall be saved;
            but he that believeth not shall be damned."
         This is not talking about water baptism but rather it is talking about
            one of the other various baptisms with which the believer is baptized.
            Such as:
        a.  Baptism into the body of Christ.
    I Cor 12:12 "For as the body is one, and hath many members, and
                all the members of that one body, being many, are one body:
                so also is Christ."

            I Cor 12:13 "For by one Spirit are we all __________into one body,
                whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free;
                and have been all made to drink into one Spirit."
            Gal 3:27 "For as many of you as have been _________  ___  ______
                have put on Christ."
  Baptism into Christ and into His death.
                (This is actually part of the previous baptism- Baptism into the body of Christ).
            Rom 6:3 "Know ye not, that so many of us as were __________ into
                Jesus Christ were baptized into his ______?"
        c.  Baptism with the Holy Ghost.
                Act 11:15 "And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost _____  __  _____,
                    as on us at the beginning."
                Act 11:16 "Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said,
                    John indeed ________ with ______; but ye shall be __________
                    with the _____  _____."
  Baptism of repentance.
                Luke 3:3 "And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching
                    the _________ of __________ for the remission of sins;"
God is very careful to clarify the verse, Mar 16:16, that we originally mentioned.
        Mar 16:16 "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved;
             but he that believeth ___ shall be damned."
Because of the careful wording, we can easily understand that although one of the
            baptisms is mentioned, all of which happen now at Salvation, the only thing that can
            bring condemnation is if we believe NOT.  Baptism, (whichever one that is meant here)
            or rather the lack of it, is not denoted as bringing condemnation.  That is reserved for
            "not" believing.  Is baptism put forth here as a desirable thing?  Absolutely!  But, it is
            differentiated from believing, thus leaving "not" believing as the sole thing that can bring
            forth damnation.
    4.  Another verse that seems to teach Baptism as part of Salvation but does not actually do so.
        Act 2:38 "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be _________ every one of
            you in the name of Jesus Christ ___ the remission of sins, and ye shall
            receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."

            "for" Gk eiV, ice or ayss,  def. into, as far as, to the extent of, or in the presence of

                Since a causative connection between baptism and salvation (remission of sins)
            is not taught anywhere else in the Bible, then to take this one scripture and make it
            teach that precept is to do violence to the scriptures.  To prevent doing such violence
            one must accept the meaning of the word
eiV, (for), as being the latter in the list of
            definitions above.  That is, here we must take
eiV, to mean "in the presence of."
                This is in complete accord with other usage of
eiV, as in Acts 22:30 and other
            passages of Scripture where the word is used with the meaning of "in the presence."
            Act 22:30 "On the morrow, because he would have known the certainty
                wherefore he was accused of the Jews, he loosed him from
his bands,
                and commanded the chief priests and all their council to appear, and
                brought Paul down, and set him ______ (
eiV, in the presence of) them."
  Diametrically opposed.
                Contrary to the belief that baptism is part of Salvation, God specifically tells us
            through Philip that baptism can only be administered AFTER salvation and not before
            it nor as part of it.  He shows us that the proper order is Salvation then baptism.

            Act 8:36 "And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water:
                and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth _________  ___ to
                be baptized?"
            Act 8:37 "And Philip said, __ thou ________ with all thine heart, thou mayest.
                And he answered and said, _  _______ that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."
            Act 8:38 "And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down
                both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he ___________ him."

How do we obtain God's Salvation gift.
    1.  Repent of our sins in sorrow.
II Cor 7:9 "Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye _________
            to ___________: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye
            might receive damage by us in nothing."
       II Cor 7:10 "For godly sorrow _________ repentance to __________ not to be
            repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death."
  Ask for God's Salvation by faith, believing on Jesus and accepting Him as Saviour.

        Rom 10:11
"For the scripture saith, Whosoever __________ on him shall
            not be ashamed.
        Rom 10:12
"For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the
            same Lord over all is rich unto all that _____  ____ him."

        Rom 10:13
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord
            shall be ________.
        Act 4:12 "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other
                name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be _______."

  Accept God's gift of Salvation by His grace through faith alone and add no works to it.
            Eph 2:8 "For by ______ are ye saved through faith; and that not of
            yourselves: it is the _____ of God:"
        Eph 2:9 "____ of works, lest any man should boast."
        Rom 11:6 "And if __  ______, then is it ___  ______  ___  _______:
            otherwise grace is __  _____ grace.  But if it be of works, then is it
            no more
grace: otherwise work is no more work."

        I Jn 4:14
"And we have seen and do testify that the ________ sent
                the ____
to be
the _________ of the world."

D.  Summary- God's simple three-step plan.
   1.  Repent of our sin in sorrow and admit to God we
        are a sinner in need of His Salvation.
   2.  Ask for God's Salvation by faith, believing on Jesus
        and accepting Him as Saviour.
   3.  Tell God you accept His gift of Salvation by His
        grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone and add
        no works to it.


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E.  What are the benefits of God's Salvation in Christ?
    1.  Eternal/everlasting life.

        Jn 3:14 "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness,
                even so must the ___ of man be lifted up:"
        Jn 3:15 "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
                but have ________ life."
        Jn 3:16 "For ____ so loved the world, that he ____ his only begotten
                Son, that whosoever ____________ in him should not perish,
                but _____  _____________ life."
        Jn 3:36 "He that believeth on the Son hath ___________  _____: and
                he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of
                God abideth on him."
    2.  Freedom from condemnation.
        Jn 3:17 "For God sent not his ___ into the world to condemn the world;
                but that the world ______  ____ might be ________."
    Jn 3:18 "He that believeth on ____ is ____ condemned: but he that
                believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed
                in the name of the only begotten Son of God."
        Rom 8:1 "There is therefore now __  _____________ to them which are
                in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."
  A mansion in Heaven and an eternity with Jesus.

        Jn 14:2 "In my Father's house are many _________: if it were not so, I
                would have told you. I go to prepare a place ____  _____."
        Jn 14:3 "And if __  __ and prepare a place for you, __ will come again,
                and receive you unto myself; that where __ am, there ye may be also."
  A glorified, incorruptible, immortal body at the resurrection.
        I Cor 15:51 "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep,
                but we shall all be ________,"
        I Cor 15:52 "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last
                trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be
                raised _____________, and we shall be changed."
        1Co 15:53 "For this corruptible must put on _____________,
                 and this mortal must put on _____________."
  Victory over death and the grave.
I Cor 15:54 "So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and
            this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass
            the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in ________."

        I Cor 15:55
"O ______, where is thy sting? O ______, where is
thy victory?"
      I Cor 15:56 "The sting of _______ is sin; and the strength of sin is the law."
        I Cor 15:57
"But thanks be
to God, which giveth us the ________ through
            our Lord Jesus Christ."
    6.  Freedom from the bondage of sin.
        Rom 6:16 "Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey,
            his ________ ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of
            obedience unto righteousness?"
        Rom 6:17 "But God be thanked, that ye _____ the _________ of sin,
           but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was
           delivered you."
     Rom 6:18 "Being then made ____  _____  ____, ye became the
           servants of righteousness."
  Freedom from fear of unwanted adverse circumstances.
        Rom 8:28 "And we know that ___  ______ work together for _____ to
            them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
Freedom from bondage to the flesh, if we walk in the spirit, since it is crucified with
            Jesus Christ.
        Gal 5:24 "And they that are Christ's have __________ the flesh with
            the affections and lusts."
Freedom from the fear of death and its resultant bondage.
        Heb 2:15 "And deliver them who through ______  __  _____ were all their
            lifetime subject to _________."
  An inheritance with Christ of all that is His if we are faithful after receiving God's Salvation.

        Mat 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye
            blessed of my Father, ________  ___  ________ prepared for you from
            the foundation of the world:"
        Act 20:32
"And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his
            grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an __________ among
            all them which are sanctified."
        Act 26:18 "To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from
            the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and
            ___________ among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me."

        Ro 8:14 "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the ____ of God."
        Ro 8:15 "For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye
            have received the Spirit of _______, whereby we cry, Abba, Father."
        Ro 8:16 "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are
            the ________ of God:"
Ro 8:17 "And __ children, then _____; heirs of God, and _____-____ with Christ;
            if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together."
        I Pet 1:3 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which
            according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively
            hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
        I Pet 1:4 "To an _________ incorruptible, and undefiled, and that
            fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,"


There are a multitude more benefits of God's Salvation.  We have
studied just a few of them. I pray that you continue your study
of God's Word so you can discover more of them.

We have seen that the only way to receive God's Salvation is to
accept Christ as your Saviour by grace through faith and to not confuse
the issue by trying to add works, such as Baptism or other good works.

Salvation comes from God alone and 
can only be attained by God's plan!
Psa 3:8 "Salvation belongeth unto the LORD ..."


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