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Conditional Verses 
Concerning Salvation Status

If we are in Christ then what is true?

John 15:5 I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

Rom 6:5 If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection.

Rom 6:8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.

Rom 8:9,10 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.

Gal 3:29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Heb 10:39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.

2Tim 2:11 Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him;

1John 2:19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.

1John 3:6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.

1John 3:9 No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.

See also A comparision of interpretations of 1John 3:9

1Jo 5:4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.


What are Indications that we are in Christ?

1Cor 15:2 By this gospel you are saved,if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.

Col 1:22,23 But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation--if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel.

Heb 3:6 But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.

Heb 3:14 We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.

2Tim 2:12 if we endure, we will also reign with him.

1Tim 4:16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

1John 2:3 We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.

1John 2:24 See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.

1John 4:12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

1John 4:15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God.

Re 21:7 He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.


What are indications that we are not in Christ?

Joh 8:24 I told you that you would die in your sins; if (ean me) you do not believe (aorist subj) that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins. Ro 8:13 For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live,

Gal 5:19-21 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live (4238 prasso present) like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Heb 10:38 But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him."

Heb 12:25 See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him (present) who warns us from heaven?


Questionable Verses

Mt 19:29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.

Joh 8:51 I tell you the truth, if (ean) anyone keeps (aorist subj) my word, he will never see (aorist subj) death.

1John 2:24 See that what you have heard from the beginning "lives" (present active imperative) in you. If (ean) it does (aorist subjunctive), you also will "live" (future indicative) in the Son and in the Father.

Conditions for Eternal Life

Joh 6:51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If (ean) anyone eats (aorist subj) of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.


Stumpers for Arminians

(Promise of Eternal life based on a past condition or point in time event)

Joh 10:9 I am the gate; whoever (ean) enters (aorist subj) through me will be saved. (fut ind) He will come in and go out, and find pasture.(all fut ind)

Ac 2:21 And everyone who calls (aorist subj) on the name of the Lord will be saved.(fut indic)

Ac 16:31 They replied, "Believe (aorist imp) in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved (fut ind) -- you and your household."

Rom 6:5 If we have been (perfect) united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection.

Rom 6:8 Now if we died (aorist) with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.

Ro 10:9 That if (ean) you confess (oarist subj) with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe (aorist subj) in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

1Tim 2:11 Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died (aorist) with him, we will also live with him;

1John 2:19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.


The Berean Christian Bible Study Resources

Jul 29,2015