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Bible Study Lesson 46

What Should A Man Do To Be Saved And Attain Eternal Life
  A. The Procedure Set By Christ
  B. 1st: Hear The Message From A Preacher Of God
  C. 2nd: Believe & Accept The Message With All His Heart
  D. 3rd: Repent For All The Sins He Committed
  E. 4th: Baptize In The Name Of Christ  
Become A Member Of The Body Of Christ
  G. How Is The Body Of Christ Called In The Bible
  H. Maintaining Membership In The Body Of Christ



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 46H.   Maintain Membership In The Body Of Christ


Repentant man must show his genuine desire to be of Christ, meaning he no longer carry his old self which has been corrupted by the lust of the world, but walk after the spirit, the image of God and not after the flesh.  Hearing the gospel, acquiring faith and receiving baptism in the one body are not the only things a sinner should do to be saved.

46H.1   But, should a sinner be content in receiving baptism?  What else must he do to be sure of attaining salvation as promised by Christ?

In I Corinthians 15:1-2, Apostle Paul answers:

Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand,  by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you unless you believed in vain. (NKJV)

He must keep and abide by the Gospel which was preached to him and which he also  received.  He must remain steadfast in all the words of God which he heard and believed.  

In Proverbs 4:13, the Bible further instructs:

Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; keep her, for she is your life. (NKJV)

Take hold of the instruction of the Gospel, do not let it go in anyway for they are your hope for eternal life. Members of the Body of Christ should not let persecutions, poverty, sickness, mockery, trials and temptations, to dampen their spirit in keeping the Gospel.

46H.2   Apostle Paul anticipating life problems to happen to the members of the Body of Christ,  what is the advice he gave to withstand the test to faith?

In I Timothy 6:12, Apostle Paul tells Us:

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.  (NKJV)

Apostle Paul said, fight the good fight, and take hold of the eternal life promised by God through Christ. 

46H.3   What must a firm believer have in order to overcome all trials and tribulations that will come his way while maintaining his membership in Christ's Church?

In Romans 8:35, 38-39, this is written:

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,  nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  (NKJV)

A firm believer must have this strong conviction.  He must not let any trials and tribulation and anything that may come his way , to lead him away or separate him from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus.  
Just as the Bible confirms in Revelations 3:5:

"He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. (NKJV)

He must always look forward to the promise of the Lord Jesus, that if he overcomes all, he name will not be blotted out from the Book of Life, for Christ's will confess his name before God and His angels.

46H.4   What is the promise of God (through Christ), to those who endures trials and stood the test of his faith?

In James 1:12, the promise of God is written:

Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him.  (RSV)

The promise of God is the "Crown of Life" which is eternal life. God will give the Crown of Life to those blessed people who loved him.


In order to maintain membership in the body of Christ, he must keep and abide by the Gospel which he received. He must keep the teachings in memory, and let not anything dampen his spirit in moving on.  A firm believer must have this strong conviction.  All trials and tribulation will come, but he should not let not any of them lead him away from the promises of God and Christ. A firm faithful believer will stand unmoved before all persecutions.  Come what may, his faith lies over what God can do to him. The promise of God is the "Crown of Life" which is eternal life. God will give the Crown of Life to those blessed people who loved him.

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