“Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.” 1 Timothy 4:16

Saving faith is one of the most important things to understand in this life!  Wayne Grudem explains that saving faith is “trust in Jesus Christ as a living person for forgiveness of sins and for eternal life with God.” Have you read “What Does the Bible Say about Salvation?” yet?  It’s a great place to start!

Bible Verses on Saving Faith

(Ephesians 1:13-14) In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, [14 ] who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

(Philippians 1:6) And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

(Romans 8:38-39) For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, [39 ] nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(1 John 2:19) They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us.

(John 10:27-30) My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. [28 ] I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. [29 ] My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. [30 ] I and the Father are one.

(Matthew 7:21-23) Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. [22 ] On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ [23 ] And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

(James 2:17,19) So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead…[19 ] You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!

(1 John 2:3-4) And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. [4 ] Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him

(2 Corinthians 13:5) Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!

(2 Peter 1:10) Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.

(1 Peter 1:4-5) to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, [5 ] who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 

(Jude 1:1 ) To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ.

Here are some of our TrustworthyWord resources on God’s Salvation!

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