I made this page because there are a lot of false apostles and ministers in these final years of the world, teaching that
just by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ you can be saved. If it was that easy we wouldn't have scriptures
warning us that few will be saved and that the path to eternal life is narrow, of which few be there that find it.
A holy and sanctified life lived in strict obedience unto the commandments and precepts taught in the word of God, the Holy Bible, is required of all those that seek the salvation of their souls. We must be transformed by God into a new moral life.
John 3:3 KJB
"Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
If all we had to do was simply believe, demons and the wicked heathen would be saved. For there are innumerable people in this world that war against God and His saints and know the truth.
James 2:19 KJB
"Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble."
If all we had to do was believe then this verse below would have no meaning.
Matthew 7:14 KJB
"because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."
We see from the verse below that they that do the will of God, that keep His commandments and precepts taught in the word of God, the Holy Bible, will be saved. Believing on the Lord Jesus Christ that He is the true messiah, that He really is God in the flesh, is the absolute first step anyone must take on the path of salvation. It is the first commandment of God we must obey, to simply believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. For why would anyone even begin to consider keeping His commandments and obey Him if you didn't believe He was who He said He was.
Matthew 7:21 KJB
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven."
When it says to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ it should always be added to ones thoughts that obedience, respect and love for Him, His cause and His people is required.
James 2:17 KJB
"Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone."
We see that faith (trust) in God is really false faith without doing the works of God. What works are these? These works are the commandments and precepts taught in the word of God. For example, bring a profitable servant unto God, overcoming the world and the lusts there of, loving one another, not hating anyone, not stealing, etc. These are just a few of the many holy commandments given to us by God in the Holy Bible. The works are not any righteous works of our own but simply obeying God and living according to His will.
1 John 2:17 KJB
"And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever."
If the entire Bible could be summed up in one verse I would choose the following.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJB
"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man."
Understanding faith and grace is simple. Faith means to have trust and hope in God. Grace means the favor/mercy of God. To have faith (trust) in God you must have a good conscious toward Him. To have a good conscious toward God you must obey Him. Faith and obedience go hand in hand. If you are obedient to God's commandments and precepts He will give you true faith, real trust in Him. He will show you that you can trust in Him by the protection of His Spirit (the Holy Spirit). Grace and obedience also go hand in hand. If you are obedient, the grace (favor) of God will be upon you and all that you do.
The definition of the word faith as is found in such verses as Ephesians 2:8 is defined as "faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness" (Strong's Concordance).
The definition of fidelity is "faithfulness to a person, cause, or belief, demonstrated by continuing loyalty and support".
Continue seeking and obeying God's will in all that you do to continue with a good conscience toward God.
If you want to be saved from the damnation of Hell, get in the word of God, the Holy Bible (preferably a King James Bible [free PDF at the top of the article]), and start in the New Testament at one of the gospels and read every word and do exactly as Jesus (God) teaches you.