SHALL BE SAVED
There is (and always has been) a lot of confusion about what one must do to be saved in this age of grace. Then again there are those who don’t believe they have a need to be saved. But for the ones who want to be saved from an eternal damnation, which everyone faces after death (Hebrews 9:27), a study of God’s word, just looking at references of where SHALL BE SAVED are used will reveal just how one can (must) be saved.
All references found in the Old Testament speak to the Jew (Israel):
Numbers 10:9 has to do with Israel under God’s protection in the time of WAR.
And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the Lord your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.
In Psalm 80 it again appears this has to do with the physical protection of Israel as they serve God:
Vs 3 Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
Vs 7 Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
vs 19 Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
Proverbs 28:18 (read surrounding verses) also appears to be speaking of physical life on earth:
Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
Now in Isaiah the text appears to be speaking of eternal salvation:
Vs 45:17 But Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
Vs 64:5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
Then in Jeremiah SHALL BE SAVED speaks prophetically about the time of TRIBULATION (which is yet to come).
Vs 17:14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.
Vs 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, The Lord Our Righteousness.
Vs 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Then in the New Testament (the Gospels) we find the words of Jesus speaking to JEWS:
Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mark 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
After the resurrection Peter tells the Jews (Israel) how to be saved (Spiritually):
Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
And then God sends Peter to a house of Gentiles (Jewish prostilites):
Acts 11:14 Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.
Then in Acts 15 (read the whole chapter) the 12 Apostles agree with Paul (and Barnabs) that God has sent Paul to the Gentiles with the message of Salvation and they (the 12) were to go to the house of Israel (Jews):
Acts 15:11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
Following Paul and his ministry to the Gentiles the way of being saved for eternal life is made very clear:
Romans 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, in as much as I am the apostle of the Gentiles…
Romans 5:9-10 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
Romans 9:27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Even though Paul was the apostle of the Gentile, he never forgot his Jewish brethren and their need of salvation:
Romans 2:10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
Romans 10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
Romans 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
And after salvation our service (works) for God will mean something (read all of 1 Corinthians 3:9-15):
Vs 3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.