Who Is Saved?
The Question , “Who is Saved?” Must Be Answered From God’s Infallible Word
Many religious groups and individuals are engaged in discussions concerning salvation of the souls of men. Many opinions and doctrines of men are introduced, originated, presented and taught. However, the question, “Who is saved?” still must be correctly answered from the one and only source of all truth, the Bible, God’s Holy, infallible, and inspired word. (2 Timothy 3:16-17). It is impossible to please God without faith or belief (Hebrews 11:6). Where do we get faith, which is mandatory or required to be pleasing to God? Only one source – the Word of God. “So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17). The doctrines and commandments of men are vain. (Matthew 15:9). Only “…the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32). “Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth.” (1 Peter 1:22). “Your word is truth.” (John 17:17). God has always, from the beginning commanded that man, whom He created (Genesis 1:26-27), obey Him. “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying…” (Genesis 2:16). Who is saved? “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.” (Mark 16:16).
The Depth of God’s Wisdom and Knowledge
The Scriptures we have studied contain conclusive evidence concerning faith in God’s Word, inspiration, authority, power, deity of god, and that He is infallible and that His Word is complete and final. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Deuteronomy 4:2; Revelation 22:18-19; 2 Peter 1:3; John 17:3) . No man has any knowledge that supersedes God’s inspired revelation in the Bible! “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!... For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counselor?” (Romans 11:33-34). Man has no source of knowledge that God has not revealed in His inspired and infallible Word! Where could man get it? NO PLACE! Man was created by God. Why does man think the he is smarter or has more knowledge that God? “Then God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness… so God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:26-27). God gives some instructions, then, the sacred Scriptures reveal, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” (Genesis 2:7). Who is saved? “…he who does the will of my Father in Heaven.” (Matthew 7:21).
Living in an Era Unlike Any Other – In Many Ways
Much has been written concerning faith in God, and His inspired, complete, and infallible Word. (2 Timothy 2:16-17). However, Dear Reader, we are living in a wicked, corrupt, ungodly, sinful world: a generation, an era, like none other that we have ever witnessed in the past. Man needs to give serious thought and deep study to God’s Hold Word, which is a revelation of Almighty God’s infinite mind. Note these sacred scriptures: “Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, Or as His counselor had taught him? With whom did He take counsel and who instructed Him, And taught Him in the path of justice? Who taught Him knowledge, And showed Him the way of understanding?” (Isaiah 40:13-14). “For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or Who has become His counselor?” (Romans 11:34).
Who can deny, dispute, or refute the Divine Word of God? Even so, when man does disbelieve and rejects God’s infallible Word, that will not alter God’s truth. “For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man is a liar. As it is written: That You may be justified in your words, And may overcome when You are judged.” (Romans 3:3-4).
Obey God and be saved!