Hi, I have noticed that the bible says that we have to do these 4 things to be saved; things like: Believe and be saved, repent and be baptized to be saved, endure till the end and be saved, and believe and confess and be saved.  Do I have to do all of these to be saved? Thanks for your help.

Shalom Sibling,

I know this seems like it is 4 separate things that you have to do in order to be saved but it is really all wrapped up together.  Remember, we are saved by grace through faith in Messiah.

What does it mean to be saved?  It means that we will not perish after our bodies die but we will have eternal life.  This is an ongoing process for our whole life, we are to believe in order to receive eternal life.  

What does believing mean?  It means we do (walk out) what we believe to be true. As you read the Word and get to know the Father then you will come to believe, meaning you will start walking out the Word.  As you continue to do this, you begin learning about sin and with that knowledge you repent and turn from your ways to the Father’s ways.  But remember, even though we do our best, we still sin and when we sin, we are to confess our sins and repent (which means to turn back to Him).  And enduring to the end is our goal.  Paul talked about running the race.  We are to continue on and endure.

All of these things cause us to be a light to everyone else.  How are we a light?  We live our lives following the Father in these ways.  Living according to what we believe (the Word), walking it out in faith, confessing our sins and repenting. 

And throughout this walk, it is important to remember that there is grace and forgiveness.

So, Salvation has no boxes to check.

I hope this helps.

Blessings,

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