Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Seven “Musts” of the New Testament

There are only seven things in the New Testament that we are told we must do in order to be saved in the end.  They are:

1. Believe in God.
Hebrews 11:6b: "He who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."

2. Believe in Jesus.
Acts 16:30–31: "And after he brought them out, he said, 'Sirs, what must I do to be saved?' And they said, 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your house.'”

3. Be born again.
John 3:7: "Don’t marvel that I told you, ‘You must be born again.’"

4. Worship God spiritually and truly.
John 4:24: "God is a spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth."

5. Suffer for Christ.
Acts 14:22b: "We must through many tribulations enter into the kingdom of God."

6. Submit to the authorities God has established.
Romans 13:1–2, 5: "Let every soul be subject to the higher powers, for there is no power but of God; the powers that exist are ordained by God.  Therefore, he who opposes the power is resisting the ordinance of God, and they who resist shall receive to themselves damnation.  Wherefore, it is necessary to be subject, not just because of wrath, but also for conscience sake."

7. Stand before Christ to be judged.
2Corinthians 5:10: "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each may receive recompense for the things done in the body, according to what he did, whether good or bad."