Who does Jesus claim is the source of salvation?
Christ professed in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Jesus confirmed in John 6:63b, “The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.”
What is necessary for someone to be saved according to Jesus?
Jesus proclaimed in Luke 9:23–26, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.”
Christ warned in John 8:24, “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am, you will die in your sins.” Christ professed in John 8:58, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”
Jesus revealed in Matthew 10:32–33, “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.”
Jesus professed in Luke 5:32, “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance” (cf. Matt 9:13; 18:11; Luke 19:9–10; John 3:17; 12:47). Christ warned, “I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3, 5).
Christ declared in Mark 16:16, “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.” Jesus confirmed in John 3:5, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God” (cf. John 1:12–13; 3:3).
What did Jesus say about calling Him “Lord” and salvation?
Jesus warned in Matthew 7:21–23, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name? ‘And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”
Who are the ones practicing lawlessness?
Jesus revealed in Mark 7:20–23, “What comes out of a person, that defiles a person. For from within, out of the heart of people, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”
Will Christ save most people?
Jesus revealed in Matthew 7:13–14, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
Jesus responded in Luke 13:23–24, “Then one said to Him, ‘Lord, are there few who are saved?’ And He said to them, ‘Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.’”
What will happen to the lost who do evil?
Jesus taught in Matthew 13:41–42, “The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
Christ urged in Mark 9:43, “If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched.”
How can people become free of sin?
Christ confirmed in John 8:34, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin,” and He encouraged, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (cf. John 8:32).
What if family and friends have done differently than what Jesus said?
Jesus warned in Matthew 10:37–39, “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.”
Christ declared in Matthew 12:30, “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.”
Who are Christ’s followers today?
Jesus proclaimed in John 8:31, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.”
Jesus commissioned in Matthew 28:19–20, “‘Having gone, make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’ Amen.”
Jesus declared in John 4:23–24, “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth”, and Christ distinguished true worship in John 4:21 stating, “the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.”
Christ revealed in Mark 9:1, “Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of God present with power.”
Jesus professed in Matthew 16:18–19, “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”