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WHO CAN BE SAVED?

Many people after hearing the requirements to enter Heaven ask themselves is this possible?  Today we are going to examine that topic.

I. THE QUESTION WHO CAN BE SAVED?

THE DISCIPLES ASK CHRIST WHO THEN CAN BE SAVED, AFTER HE STATES THAT IT WOULD BE EASIER FOR A CAMEL TO PASS THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE THAN FOR A RICH MAN TO ENTER HEAVEN.
KJV Mark 10:17-27
 17.  And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
 18.  And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
 19.  Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.
 20.  And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.
 21.  Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
 22.  And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.
 23.  And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
 24.  And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
 25.  It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
 26.  And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?
 27.  And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

II. WHO CANNOT BE SAVED

THOSE WHO DO NOT OBEY THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST
KJV 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9
8.  In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
 9.  Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

THOSE THAT LOVE MONEY ENOUGH TO CONTROL THEM
KJV 1 Timothy 6:9-10
 9.  But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
 10.  For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
 

THE IMMORAL
KJV Galatians 5:19-21
 19.  Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
 20.  Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
 21.  Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

THE UNRIGHTEOUS
KJV Matthew 5:20
 20.  For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

THOSE NOT HUMBLE
KJV Luke 18:9-14
 9.  And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
 10.  Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
 11.  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
 12.  I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
 13.  And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
 14.  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

THOSE THAT WALK AWAY FROM THE LORD
KJV John 6:66-68
 66.  From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
 67.  Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
68. Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.

ERRING TEACHERS
KJV 2 Peter 2:1
 1.  But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

III. WHO WILL BE SAVED?

THEY MUST REALIZE THERE IS SALVATION IN NO OTHER
KJV Acts 4:11-12
 11.  This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
12. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

THOSE THAT FOLLOW THE BIBLE PLAN OF SALVATION:
HEARING AND BELIEVING
KJV Romans 10:14
13. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

REPENTING
KJV Acts 26:20
20. But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.

CONFESSING
KJV Romans 10:9-10
9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

BAPTIZED
KJV Acts 16:30-33
30.  And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
 31.  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
 32.  And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.
33. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH (BAPTIZED INTO I COR 12:12-13)
KJV Ephesians 5:23
 23.  For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
 

IV. HOW DO THEY REMAIN SAVED

REMAINING FAITHFUL
KJV Revelation 2:10
 10.  Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

THOSE THAT WORK WITH AND HAVE FAITH
KJV James 2:14-17
14.  What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
 15.  If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
 16.  And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
 17.  Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

THOSE THAT DO NOT TARRY BUT GO AND DO
KJV Acts 9:6
 6.  And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

THOSE THAT USE TIME EFFECTIVELY
KJV John 9:4
4. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

THOSE THAT FEAR AND WORK
KJV Acts 10:34-35
34.  Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
34. But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

THOSE THAT KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS
KJV 1 John 5:3
 3.  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

HAVE YOU OBEYED THE GOSPEL PLAN OF SALVATION MENTIONED?
 

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