These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don't jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.  

Bible Study Guide:

Who Then Can Be Saved?

By Scarlett Stough


To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, If You Want to Enter Life.

1. Matthew 19:16-17. Why do you think Jesus replied with this question before giving an answer to the question, "What good thing must I do to get eternal life?"

2. Matthew 19:18-20. Why would the man have been unsure of which commandments Jesus meant? (See Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-22.)

3. Matthew 19:21-22. Why did this young man go away sorrowful? Do you think he really had kept these commandments since his boyhood? Explain.

4. Matthew 19:25-26; Deuteronomy 30:11. Since Jesus said the young man could get eternal life by obeying the commandments, and Moses was inspired to say these commands were not too difficult to do, why then is it impossible to be saved, to gain eternal life, apart from God?

5. Matthew 19:27-30. The young man turned down Jesus' offer of discipleship, but the disciples who were listening to this discussion wanted to know what they gained by accepting Jesus' offer of discipleship. They had left all to follow him. What promises did Jesus make to them?

6. Romans 1:16-17. What is the power of God for salvation?

7. Romans Chapter Five; Galatians Chapter Three. Reading these two chapters carefully, what do you learn about the power of the law to save anyone?

8. Romans Chapter Six; James 2:14-26. How does faith and obedience work together for our salvation when we follow Christ?

9. 1 John 1:8-10; 2:1-11; Matthew 22:37-40. How does God make it possible for all to be saved?

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