Man’s requirement for Salvation is Repentance!

Proverbs 9:10

Philippians 2:12

The Salvation Equation, first “discovered” by Gabriel Ansley Erb of and, is the equation God gave him that shows what MAN MUST DO in order to obtain salvation!

The Equation is A + B = C, where C is salvation, B is Jesus work on the cross, and A is man’s REPENTANCE!

God personally confirmed to me that he requires REPENTANCE! He did it to me through a dream. Here is the definition of repentance from

to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one’s life

How do we turn from sin? By loving Jesus! How do we love Jesus? By following his commandments (the 10 and the 2)!

John 14:15 , Jesus states – “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”

John 14:21, Jesus states -“Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me.”

In Mark 10:17, when the Rich Man asked what he must do to obtain eternal life, Jesus says to follow the commandments!

In Matthew 5:17-20 , Jesus explicitly states that he comes NOT to abolish the law! That means the law still holds! He came to FULFILL the law by living a perfect life so he would be an acceptable sacrifice on OUR BEHALF on the points where we have FAILED to OBEY the LAW! He also says that those who teach others not to follow the law will be least in God’s kingdom, and those who teach others to follow the law will be the greatest!

Here is a parable about Man and the Law. A certain man broke the law and ended up in prison. Someone pays his fine and he gets out of prison, on the requirement that the man will make his best effort to OBEY THE LAW!

If a man gets out of prison, would we immediately advise him to keep breaking the law and we will simply just bail him out every time? Or do we advise him to FOLLOW THE LAW! If it is so with the LAW OF MAN, how much more so will it be for the LAW OF GOD!

1 John 2:3 – states – And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandmentsWhoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

Acts 3:19 states –

Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out

Your sins will not be blotted out if you don’t repent! Repentance is the KEY for man’s part of eternal life!

In Matthew 3:8, John the Baptist himself says – Bear fruit in keeping with repentance

In Psalm 7:12, it says that if a man does not repent God readies his weapons in order to slay him!

If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword;

he has bent and readied his bow;

Here are verses that show our continued repentance is REQUIRED!

Acts 14:22  1 Thess 3:5 Phil 2:16 Romans 11:22 Jude 20-21 Hebrews 12:15 Hebrews 2:1 Hebrews 3:12-14 Matthew 10:33 Matthew 10:22 Rev 2:7 Rev 2:11 Hebrews 6:11 1 John 2:19 John 15:5-6

Here is a list of bible promises regarding salvation!

Romans 10:9 and John 3:16 and John 6:37 and John 3:36 and Acts 16:28-31 and John 6:40 and Philippians 1:6 and John 10:29 and Phil 1:6 and  John 15:16

When the writer of Hebrews honors the great Old Testament heroes of faith, he identifies every single one with an action. Noah constructed an ark; Abraham left his home; Jacob blessed his grandsons; Joseph gave instructions concerning his bones; Moses chose to be mistreated; and Joshua circled the walls of Jericho. The great “chapter of faith” is all about actions. Faith is belief in action. In fact, there is no noun for faith in Hebrew, because faith does not exist apart from its action. Faith starts with mental agreement, but if this mental agreement does not lead to obedience, it is not yet “faith.”

Salvation is a posture of repentance and faith toward the finished work of Christ in which you transfer the weight of your hopes of heaven off of your own righteousness and onto the finished work of Jesus Christ. The way to know you made the decision is by the fact you are resting in Christ now.

Spirit-generated belief will always result in a new heart—a heart that loves good works and pursues them for Jesus’ sake. It is impossible for Spirit-generated faith to not lead to these good works, so if they are absent, so is genuine faith. These good works are not, however, the same thing as the faith itself. Faith’s sole object is the finished work of Christ. Faith cannot rest in the good works it produces. Faith cannot rest in itself. Faith that looks anywhere else but Christ will find not assurance but incessant doubt. Only by resting entirely in his finished work can the troubled soul find peace.

Paul’s words to the Philippian jailor were simple and sufficient: Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. Believing in the Lord Jesus Christ means acknowledging, submissively, that Christ is the Lord and that He accomplished our salvation, just as He said He did—and resting our hopes there.

This recognition that Jesus is the absolute Lord is called “repentance.”

Those whose sorrow for their sin does not result in a change of actions have not repented.

So closely linked are belief and repentance that the Bible uses them interchangeably: “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life” (John 3:36 esv).

Following Jesus means submitting to Him in all areas at all times regardless of whether you agree with what He says or not. Following Jesus means allowing Him to invade every area of your life, not simply influence it. Jesus comes into our lives as “Lord,” or not at all.

Saving faith always endures to the end.

Many go through the initial motions of salvation, yet, after a period of time, fall back into their old ways. Such a person was never really saved to begin with, despite all their early, initial excitement.

Faith that fades, no matter how great the initial fruit, is not saving faith.

Matthew 10:22

One of Paul’s travelling companions, a guy named John Mark, abandoned the mission field because it got difficult, only to be restored later. Think about that—he abandoned the apostle Paul. He “put his hand to the plow and looked back,” showing he was not fit for the kingdom of God.4 Yet he was later restored to full usefulness in the kingdom.

Furthermore, Scripture speaks of so hardening your heart against God’s spirit he leaves you alone.

The book of 1 John gives several confirmatory “tests” that show the Spirit is at work in our hearts.

He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. (1 John 2:9) If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (1 John 2:15) If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him. (1 John 2:29, emphasis added) No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. (1 John 3:6)

We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death. Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. (1 John 3:14–16)

In other words, if you say you love God and don’t love others, your faith is a fraud.

Generosity and grace towards others is a sign of a true believer.

I think you can boil down John’s list of “heart changes” into essentially two categories: A love for God and a love for others.

When you understand how much you’ve been forgiven, you will forgive.

Second half of this post taken from Greear, J. D.. Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: The Teen Edition. B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Signs that you might be saved or Elect

  1. Every time you sin, the hammer comes down HARD on you. This is God’s discipline, and he only disciplines his children. This can even happen before salvation takes place.
  2. Knowledge of God before salvation takes place
  3. Any form of communication from the Lord
  4. Any form of spiritual attacks, Satan’s ultimate goal is to get us to commit suicide
  5. Baptism and involvement in a Church community
  6. After being saved, trials

Also, Jesus always RAISED THE BAR! NOT LOWERED THE BAR! when it comes to Old Testament scripture. Instead of tithing, Jesus requires us to give all. Instead of “eye for an eye”, Jesus calls for us to pray for our enemies and turn the other cheek. Jesus calls us to walk 2 miles with someone if they ask us to walk 1 mile with them. Jesus expects us to keep his commandments, the 10, of the spirit of which can be summed up in the 2.

Finally, remember that ALL HAVE SINNED! Romans 3:23

Sin includes all ways in which we fall short upholding God’s image!