WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?

What does the Bible say about saving faith? Godís grace has always been conditional on the action and obedience of those faithful to Him. Does this mean we earn Godís grace? Of course not! But it does mean those who believe must also obey what God says in order to receive the promised outcome.

Study these examples of saving faith:

PERSON(S)

ACTION AND OBEDIENCE REQUIRED

GRACIOUS OUTCOME

Naaman

II Kings 5:1-17; Luke 4:27

Dipped 7 times in Jordan River

Leprosy healed

Noah

Gen. 6; Heb.11:7

Moved with Godly fear

Prepared ark

Saved from flood

Israelites

Josh.6; Heb. 11:30

Circled Jericho 7 days

Walls fell down

Israelites

Exodus 12:21-23, 28-30

Put blood on door frame

First born spared

Abraham

Gen. 12 & 22; Heb. 11:8-12 and 17-19

Left homeland

Offered Isaac

Promised to be a great nation

Israelites

Heb. 11:29; Exodus 14

Crossed Red Sea on dry land

Escaped Egypt

Apostle Paul

Acts 22:16

Arise and be baptized

Wash away your sins

Those who crucified Jesus

Acts 2:37-47

Repent and be baptized

Remission of sins, Added to the church

Would your preacher want you to ignore this pattern of salvation? Man-made creeds and denominations are the ones who teach that faith is all that God requires for salvation, when the Bible clearly shows we also need obedience. Study these things for yourself and see what the Bible says.

If these verses are new to you or different than you have been taught and you would like to study Godís Word further, please call 221-8553 or write to: Colonial church of Christ, PO Box 2064, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Or look us up on the web at www.colonialchurchofchrist.com.

We invite you to visit our services. We are humbly striving to be an undenominational New Testament church, following only the Bible. We meet at the Bruton Heights Education Center on First Street. Sundays: 11:00 a.m. for Bible Classes, 12:00 p.m. for Worship services, and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. for Bible study.


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