Acts 16:30-31

(Part of the Election, Sovereign Grace, Will, Salvation
bible study group.)

"Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and you will be saved."

Bookmark and Share

  The following objection to Election is often raised,
"Acts 16:30-31, and similar verses of the Bible, say that to be saved all that is necessary is to believe in Jesus. Other verses say that it is only necessary to repent, obey, etc. These types of verses disprove the Doctrine of Election!"

  This verse, along with all the verses, which say, "believe, repent, and obey" in connection with salvation, are often given as proof that the doctrine of election, salvation by God's Sovereign Grace & Will, is not a valid belief. It must be kept in mind that these are all spiritual acts, also that Holy Scripture is a spiritual document and that it deals with spiritual matters. We know the Bible teaches that to natural man spiritual matters are meaningless and cannot be discerned by him. Therefore the supposition that these types of verses disprove election is not valid. In addition, none of these types of verses indicate that all mankind has the capability to follow their admonition.

  Then why does the Bible say to repent, believe, obey, etc. (See Refinement.)

  There is no biblical basis for assuming that these types of verses disprove election, or show that salvation by God's Sovereign Grace & Will is not a valid belief. Rather, the Doctrine explains why some are moved to heed the verses' admoninitions, while others are not.

Translation Tool, Outil De Traduction, ▄bersetzungshilfsmittel, Mezzo Di Traduzione, Herramienta De Traducciˇn, Vertaal Hulpmiddel
[Note: All links on this page open in a new window.
If for some reason, security settings, ISP software, etc.,
you are unable to navigate this site, please visit the
Site Map page.]
If you have questions, or comments,
please submit an E-mail Form. On that page you can also
access my Guest Book & Forum links.
If you are new to the web, or new to web page creation,
& would like some help, or advice, on creating, or tuning up, your Christian web page please click on the above link & submit an e-mail form. As my time permits, I would be willing to help at no charge.
Thank you for taking the time to visit
Charlie Martin
Top Christian 100 gif
If you find this site to be worthwhile, please
vote for it by clicking one, or all, of the above links.
Thank You.

If you would like to share this page with someone, click on the above icon.
Total number of visitors to
A Christian's Web Ministry site.
Total number of page visitors.
Return to
Election Main Page Link
Return to
Christian Web Ministry
Main Index Link png
Graphic created with Xara 3D Generator
located at bottom of my Links Page
Return to
Site Map gif
Background courtesy of

Acts 16:30-31
page updated 03/15/2011.