The Gift of Salvation

John 3:16 New International Version (NIV)

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

 

Ephesians 2:8

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
 

Acts 4:12

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
 
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
 
For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.
 
so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
 
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.
Threefold Hallelujah Over Babylon’s Fall ] After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
 
Freedom in Christ ] It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
 
In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.

 

For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.
 
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
 
Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.
 
Life by the Spirit ] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
 
and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood,
 
to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.
 
Luke 4:18 [Full Chapter]
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,
 
Hebrews 11 [Full Chapter]
Faith in Action ] Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
 
If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?
 
This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,
 
For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.
 
Peace and Hope ] Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
 
through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.
 
2 Corinthians 12:9 [Full Chapter]
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
 
For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
 
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
 
God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
 
so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
 
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
 
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
 
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
 
For we live by faith, not by sight.
 
know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.
 
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,
 
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
 
In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
 
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
 
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
 
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
 
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
 
Ephesians 6:10-18  

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The Armor of God

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.