All One Has To Do To Be Saved Is Believe?
By: Gary Colley
Though this is widely taught among religious people today, it is not to be found in the Bible. The only saved believers in the Bible were those whose faith was active and working in obeying the Gospel message (Galatians 5:6, Hebrews 5:8-9). Though many accept the doctrine, that all one has to do to be saved it to believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, it is not Bible teaching. Let us study together what is below.
1. The demons believed on Christ, even trembled, yet were unsaved believers
2. Thousands of Jews believed on Pentecost, but were unsaved believers. They asked,
"What shall we do?" Peter answered, "Repent and be baptized (Acts 2:38)."
3. Saul of Tarsus believed on Christ after being blinded on the Damascus Road, but he
was an unsaved believer. He asked, "What will thou have me to do (Acts 9:6)?" The
Lord answered, "Go into the city and it shall be told thee what thou must do." The
Lord sent Ananias to tell him, "Arise and be baptized and wash away thy sins
4. John wrote of a group of Jews who believed in Jesus, ye they would not confess
(John 12:42). They were unsaved believers. Jesus teaches, that if one refuses to
confess Him, he will not be confessed before the Father (Matthew 10:32-33).
These Bible examples prove conclusively that a person can believe on Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and still be an unsaved believer eternally lost. All need to allow their faith to work in obedience, by love for God and Christ (Galatians 5:6). The Bible is right and cannot be wrong, regardless of men's theories.