This is a Bible study on Myths on Receiving Salvation. Click here for a printable Bible Study Guide.
Truth comes from God. We must turn to God and to His Holy word for the truth concerning all the things of God.
A myth is an opinion, belief, or idea that has no basis in truth.
There are many myths, untruths about salvation. These false teachings have been in this world since the beginning of time and will be here until the end of time. Some myths are about salvation itself, some are before, some are after, and some are in between.
Know this, there is only one truth, the truth of God. All questions about the salvation of God are answered in His Holy Word. The salvation of God belongs to God alone, no one else, therefore no one but God Himself can give salvation or answer questions regarding His salvation.
Salvation myths are beliefs about salvation that are not shown true by the word of God.
If any belief is different than what God said in His word, it is not true. Any gospel or doctrine other than God's is called false doctrine.
The word of God came from God to holy men, who wrote down what God said. The word of God is not any private interpretation from any man, it is from the Jehovah God Almighty, the Creator of the universe.
We must prove everything we believe by the word of God and the Holy Spirit who dwells inside every believer.
The only way to know if something said is true or false is to prove it by the word of God.
There are so many myths in the world today regard God's salvation, in this discussion, we will look at some of the most common salvation myths:
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Following are some common myths on receiving salvation.
One of the most common, most spread myths about the salvation of God is that it is not received by the grace of God alone.
The Holy Scriptures tell us all that by grace ye are saved - nothing else. Believing in something other than just the grace of God alone voids anyone's salvation.
We are given the gift of God - eternal salvation - by receiving His gift of salvation through our faith - by believing in God - believing that God is all who He says that He is in His word - and by nothing else. God saves, not of works, not of ceremony.
Salvation belongs to God and not to any particular religion.
God alone owns His salvation, God alone gives His salvation, the Salvation of God is for ALL people, not any particular group or particular religion, because the One True Living Jehovah God Almighty is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34).
We are all saved by God the exact same way - by the grace of God through faith in God. Grace and faith are requirements of salvation.
God gifts each person grace and gifts each person faith to accept, believe and receive His salvation.
Many false religions of this evil world, teach that their followers must do certain things, works in order to be saved.
When people say that you must do works, other things, in order to receive salvation they DO NOT believe in the word of God.
Salvation is not a by-product of our doing. When people say they must do things in order to receive salvation they are says that salvation is something we earn, rather than a gift.
God said that salvation is His gift that He freely gives to those who believe in His Son, Jesus Christ.
God says over and over in His scriptures that salvation is the gift from God and cannot be obtained by any type or any amount of works from any person.
Salvation is the gift of God, given to us by the grace of God through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. Salvation is the gift of God given to us, NOT a gift by any works we can do.
Salvation is the gift of God, given freely to all who believe in His Son, Jesus Christ and put their trust in Him.
The gift of God cannot be purchased with any type of money, any type of penance, any type of sacrifice on our part, any type of service we can do for God.
God will not accept anything we can do, to receive salvation. Salvation is the free gift of God received by any person who believes in His Son, Jesus Christ for their salvation from sin and death.
Salvation was made free to us, because the Son of God, Jesus Christ, gave is life for the sins of the world, so the would could receive eternal life.
Salvation was purchased by Jesus Christ, we do not and cannot do anything to receive salvation, salvation is a gift given freely from God to all people who believe in His Son, Jesus Christ.
You could walk around the world with a sign around your neck about God and you still would not be saved.
You could crawl on your knees up thousands of steps in the name of God and you still would not be saved.
You could go door to door for the rest of your life preaching the word of God and you would still not be saved.
The only way to receive the gift of Salvation from God is to believe in His Son, Jesus Christ, and accept Jesus into your life to be the ruler of your life, your Saviour and Lord.
Salvation belongs to God and He alone can give salvation. We are saved according to God's mercy, NOT BY OUR WORKS.
Not everyone that says that they are saved have received the salvation of God.
Professing salvation is not necessarily possessing salvation. Many people claim to be saved but are not.
Saying you are saved does not mean that you have received the salvation of God.
God saves, not baptism.
Unbelief separates anyone from God for eternity, not baptism.
God said he that believeth not shall be damned, and not he that is not baptized (Mark 16:16).
Can people be saved but haven't repented, turned from their sin?
Repentance, turning from sin, is a requirement for salvation.
Only godly sorrow gives us repentance to salvation.
People not willing to repent of sin will perish. God does NOT want anyone to perish.
We must have repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
We are to repent from sin and turn to God.
All sinners everywhere must repent or perish.
Who will perish? Who will die in hell? All who do NOT repent of sin.
Repent and be converted. Conversion comes through repentance.
Repent of wickedness and pray to God for forgiveness. We receive forgiveness from God only when we repent.
Eternal LIFE is granted by the Grace of God through Faith in Jesus by repentance.
God commands that ALL PEOPLE everywhere to repent.
If you are not willing to forsake sin, walk away from your sin, you cannot have the salvation of God. God requires surrender of all sin. We must abandon all sin to come to God. We either abandon sin, or we abandon God. We either take up sin, or we take up God. We must let go of one to hold onto the other. No one can hold onto both.
Forgiveness of sins is received with salvation. Only God can give anyone His salvation, and only God can forgive sins.
No one else but God can forgive anyone of sin. No one but God can forgive sins.
You sins are only forgiven by God Himself, no one else.
God alone has the power to forgive people of their sins.
None but God can forgive your sins. No other person on this earth can forgive anyone of their sins, because only God can forgive sin.
The word of God clearly states that NO priest can forgive your sins, because only God forgives sins. Do not be deceived by the words of man, only God forgives sins.
Many people falsely believe that certain people can forgive sins.
Only God can forgive sins. Only Jesus has the power to forgive sins.
No person, priest, nun, pastor, religious leader, worker, no one can take away our sins, only God can take away sins.
Our offerings can never take away sins.
Our sacrifices can never take away sins.
Nothing but the blood of Jesus takes away our sins.
Salvation is NOT negotiable, no one can make a deal with God to change His rules of salvation.
No one can negotiate with God regarding the terms of salvation.
Since salvation belongs to God, He alone set the terms, the requirements of receiving His salvation.
You cannot make a deal with God to receive salvation.
There is no compromise as to the terms of salvation.
God owns salvation, it is His alone, and only He can negate the terms of receiving His salvation.
The perfect plan of salvation is given to all mankind by God in love, because He loves us and with His love. God knows what is best for all His creation.
Everyone receives the salvation of God the same way which is through God, by seeking out God, by coming to God for His salvation, and receiving salvation from God.
There is only one true LORD God Almighty, none else (1 Kings 8:60).
KNOW what God says about them. Learn the word of God. Memorize the word of God. Write God's words on the tables of your heart.
Be prepared with the truth of God to give an answer to those who spread lies about God and His Word.
Jesus says that we err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God (Matthew 22:29).
Know the ways of God, fellowship with God through prayer and worship, seek answers from God. Build your faith, strengthen your faith through wisdom, understanding, and knowledge from God and His word.
In love, be ready at all times to defend your faith and beliefs in Christ Jesus.
In order to tell others the truth of God, you must know it yourself. Know the Word. Know the truth of God. Only through a personal relationship with God can you know His will, know His truth and follow His will.
Anyone who alters the word of God, and does not repent of their sin, will be eternally separated from God, will face eternal damnation.
We must be so careful, not to lean on our own understanding, but lean on God, learn from God, seek the understanding and wisdom of God.
We must never alter the word of God for any reason. God will accept no excuse for sin.
God not only wants us to know His word, but He wants us to live it!