The Salvation Equation

There are a couple different ideas of what the “Salvation Equation” is, I will present them all then say the one that makes the most sense to me. The Terms are all the same however, and idea is mostly the same, which is A + B = C. A = a believers part. B = God’s part. C=salvation, where B is always equal to Jesus death on the cross.

    1. A = Repentance, or Following the 10 commandments
      1. Problem is that Christians are not required to keep the sabbath
    1. A = Faith, which I agree with, depending on how you define Faith. Here is how I would define Faith. From Eph. 2:8

Faith is a posture of Repentance (Confession of Sin, Turning from Sin, Right Living, Obedience towards God / making Jesus Lord, Following the relevant commandments, which is all except for ‘Keep the Sabbath’ which Paul says was a shadow of things to come in Colossians 2:16-17)  in which you transfer the weight of your hopes of heaven off of your own righteousness and onto the finished work of Jesus Christ, but you try to live a God honoring life.

You can’t earn your salvation  by living a good life, because we all have sin, and nothing can erase the sin we’ve done except for our Faith in Christ. If we could make heaven by obeying the 10 commandments, we wouldn’t need Jesus.

Another good article:

Titus 3:5-8 – We aren’t saved by works but expected to do them! 🙂