SAVED BY WHAT ?
By Ed Lee

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As one studies God's word, it is immediately apparent that many factors enter into salvation.  For instance, the scriptures teach that we are:

-saved by God -
1 Tim. 1:1, 2:3, 4:10
-saved by Christ - Luke 19:10; John 4:42
-saved by the Holy Spirit - John 16:8; Rev. 22:17
-saved by the gospel - Romans 1:16; 1 Cor. 15:1, 2
-saved by love - John 3:16
-saved by grace - Eph. 2:8, 9; Acts 15:11
-saved by mercy - Titus 3:4, 5
-saved by Christ's blood - Matt. 26:28; Eph. 1 :7
-saved by the name of Christ - Acts 4:12
All of the above factors entering into salvation
 are related to the
"divine" part. 
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But there are other factors on the "human" side.
The scriptures teach that we are:
-saved by calling on the name of the Lord - Rom. 10: 13
-saved by faith - John 3:16, 3:36; Acts 15:9
-saved by repentance - Luke 24:46, 47; Acts 2:38
-saved by confession - Romans 10:9, 10

-saved by baptism - Acts 22:16, 1 Peter 3:21
-saved by obedience  - Matt. 7:21, Heb. 5:8, 9
-saved by works - Phil. 2:12, James 2:17,18
-saved by hope - Romans 8:24
-saved by our efforts - Acts 2:40, 1 Tim. 4:16
-saved by our enduring - Matt. 24:13, Rev. 2:10

There is a tendency among some to stress one factor in salvation and ignore others. 

                    We are "not saved by 'faith alone' "
. James 2:14, 17. 
                    We are "not saved by 'any one thing alone' "


If we would please God, we must accept all that His word teaches. We must never refer to any command of God as non-essential. Jesus in His sermon on the mount taught us that not every one that claims to be a follower of His, will be saved. The only ones that will be saved will be those that do the will of the Father which is in heaven. Matt. 7:21.