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  SALVATION --- ONLY BELIEVE                7/97

   Following is a list of verses from the New Testament that 
   contain the word "believe".   Note the frequency of the use of 
   the following phrases in stating the criterion for being saved:  
   believe on his name, believe in his name, believe in him, 
   believe on him.  Exactly what do these phrases mean?  What is 
   being said?  Are they saying that anyone who believes that 
   Jesus was the messiah, the Son of God, will be saved? (i.e. 
   that believing in the divinity of Jesus is the criterion for 
   going to heaven).  But don't the devils also believe, and 
   tremble?  And wouldn't this idea be in conflict with other 
   things Jesus said in which he emphasized righteous living as 
   being a requirement for going to heaven? 

      Matthew 18:6   But whoso shall offend one of these little 
      ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a 
      millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were 
      drowned in the depth of the sea. 

      John 1:12   But as many as received him, to them gave he 
      power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe 
      on his name: 

      John 2:23   Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in 
      the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the 
      miracles which he did. 

      John 3:15   That whosoever believeth in him should not 
      perish, but have eternal life. 

      John 3:16   For God so loved the world, that he gave his 
      only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should 
      not perish, but have everlasting life. 

      John 3:18   He that believeth on him is not condemned: but 
      he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath 
      not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 

      John 3:36   He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting 
      life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; 
      but the wrath of God abideth on him. 

      John 4:39   And many of the Samaritans of that city believed 
      on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told 
      me all that ever I did. 

      John 4:42   And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not 
      because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and 
      know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the 

      John 4:53   So the father knew that it was at the same hour, 
      in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and 
      himself believed, and his whole house. 

      John 5:24   Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth 
      my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting 
      life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed 
      from death unto life. 

      John 6:29   Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the 
      work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. 

      John 6:35   And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of 
      life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that 
      believeth on me shall never thirst. 

      John 6:40   And this is the will of him that sent me, that 
      every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may 
      have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last 

      John 6:47   Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that 
      believeth on me hath everlasting life. 

      John 6:69   And we believe and are sure that thou art that 
      Christ, the Son of the living God. 

      John 7:31   And many of the people believed on him, and 
      said, When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these 
      which this man hath done? 

      John 7:38   He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath 
      said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 

      John 7:48   Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees 
      believed on him? 

      John 8:24   I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in 
      your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die 
      in your sins. 

      John 8:30   As he spake these words, many believed on him. 

      John 8:31   Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on 
      him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples 

      John 9:35   Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when 
      he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the 
      Son of God? 

      John 9:36   He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I 
      might believe on him? 

      John 9:38   And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped 

      John 10:42   And many believed on him there. 

      John 11:25   Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and 
      the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet 
      shall he live: 

      John 11:26   And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall 
      never die. Believest thou this? 

      John 11:27   She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that 
      thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into 
      the world. 

      John 11:45   Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and 
      had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him. 

      John 11:48   If we let him thus alone, all men will believe 
      on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our 
      place and nation. 

      John 12:11   Because that by reason of him many of the Jews 
      went away, and believed on Jesus. 

      John 12:42   Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many 
      believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not 
      confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: 

      John 12:44   Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, 
      believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. 

      John 12:46   I am come a light into the world, that 
      whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. 

      John 14:1   Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in 
      God, believe also in me. 

      John 14:12   Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that 
      believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and 
      greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my 

      John 16:27   For the Father himself loveth you, because ye 
      have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. 

      John 17:8   For I have given unto them the words which thou 
      gavest me; and they have received them, and have known 
      surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed 
      that thou didst send me. 

      John 17:20   Neither pray I for these alone, but for them 
      also which shall believe on me through their word; 

      John 20:31   But these are written, that ye might believe 
      that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing 
      ye might have life through his name. 

      Acts 2:44   And all that believed were together, and had all 
      things common; 

      Acts 4:4   Howbeit many of them which heard the word 
      believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand. 

      Acts 5:14   And believers were the more added to the Lord, 
      multitudes both of men and women.) 

      Acts 8:12   But when they believed Philip preaching the 
      things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus 
      Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. 

      Acts 8:37   And Philip said, If thou believest with all 
      thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I 
      believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 

      Acts 9:42   And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many 
      believed in the Lord. 

      Acts 10:43   To him give all the prophets witness, that 
      through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive 
      remission of sins. 

      Acts 10:45   And they of the circumcision which believed 
      were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on 
      the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. 

      Acts 11:17   Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift 
      as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; 
      what was I, that I could withstand God? 

      Acts 11:21   And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a 
      great number believed, and turned unto the Lord. 

      Acts 13:39   And by him all that believe are justified from 
      all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law 
      of Moses. 

      Acts 14:1   And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went 
      both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, 
      that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the 
      Greeks believed. 

      Acts 15:7   And when there had been much disputing, Peter 
      rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how 
      that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the 
      Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and 

      Acts 16:31   And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus 
      Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. 

      Acts 17:4   And some of them believed, and consorted with 
      Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, 
      and of the chief women not a few. 

      Acts 17:12   Therefore many of them believed; also of 
      honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few. 

      Acts 17:34   Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and 
      believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and 
      a woman named Damaris, and others with them. 

      Acts 18:8   And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, 
      believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the 
      Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. 

      Acts 19:4   Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the 
      baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they 
      should believe on him which should come after him, that is, 
      on Christ Jesus. 

      Acts 19:18   And many that believed came, and confessed, and 
      showed their deeds. 

      Acts 21:20   And when they heard it, they glorified the 
      Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many 
      thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all 
      zealous of the law: 

      Acts 22:19   And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned 
      and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee: 

      Romans 1:16   For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: 
      for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that 
      believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 

      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 3:26   To declare, I say, at this time his 
      righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of 
      him which believeth in Jesus. 

      Romans 4:5   But to him that worketh not, but believeth on 
      him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for 

      Romans 9:33   As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a 
      stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth 
      on him shall not be ashamed. 

      Romans 10:4   For Christ is the end of the law for 
      righteousness to every one that believeth. 

      Romans 10:9   That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the 
      Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath 
      raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 

      Romans 10:10   For with the heart man believeth unto 
      righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto 

      Romans 10:11   For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth 
      on him shall not be ashamed. 

      1 Corinthians 1:21   For after that in the wisdom of God the 
      world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the 
      foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. 

      1 Corinthians 7:12   But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: 
      If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be 
      pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. 

      1 Corinthians 7:13   And the woman which hath an husband 
      that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, 
      let her not leave him. 

      1 Corinthians 10:27   If any of them that believe not bid 
      you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set 
      before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake. 

      1 Corinthians 14:22   Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not 
      to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but 
      prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for 
      them which believe. 

      1 Corinthians 15:2   By which also ye are saved, if ye keep 
      in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed 
      in vain. 

      2 Corinthians 4:4   In whom the god of this world hath 
      blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light 
      of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, 
      should shine unto them. 

      Galatians 2:16   Knowing that a man is not justified by the 
      works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we 
      have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by 
      the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by 
      the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. 

      Philippians 1:29   For unto you it is given in the behalf of 
      Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for 
      his sake; 

      1 Thessalonians 1:7   So that ye were ensamples to all that 
      believe in Macedonia and Achaia. 

      1 Thessalonians 2:10   Ye are witnesses, and God also, how 
      holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among 
      you that believe: 

      1 Thessalonians 2:13   For this cause also thank we God 
      without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God 
      which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, 
      but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually 
      worketh also in you that believe. 

      1 Timothy 1:16   Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, 
      that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all 
      longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter 
      believe on him to life everlasting. 

      1 Timothy 4:3   Forbidding to marry, and commanding to 
      abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received 
      with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 

      1 Timothy 4:10   For therefore we both labour and suffer 
      reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the 
      Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. 

      1 Timothy 4:12   Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou 
      an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in 
      charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 

      Titus 3:8   This is a faithful saying, and these things I 
      will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have 
      believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. 
      These things are good and profitable unto men. 

      Hebrews 10:39   But we are not of them who draw back unto 
      perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the 

      James 2:19   Thou believest that there is one God; thou 
      doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 

      1 John 3:23   And this is his commandment, That we should 
      believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one 
      another, as he gave us commandment. 

      1 John 5:1   Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is 
      born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth 
      him also that is begotten of him. 

      1 John 5:5   Who is he that overcometh the world, but he 
      that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 

      1 John 5:10   He that believeth on the Son of God hath the 
      witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him 
      a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of 
      his Son. 

      1 John 5:13   These things have I written unto you that 
      believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that 
      ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of
      the Son of God. 

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