The Sole Condition of Salvation

Acts 16:19-32

"What must I do to be saved?" is a question of no small importance.

This Jailer, who only a few hours before had scorned the message Paul and Silas preached, now invites them to speak to him about the way of salvation. Their songs of praise had tendered his heart and the earthquake had put a fear of their God into his soul. Trembling, Luke records, he fell down before those men of God, brought them out of the prison, and asked, "What must I do to be saved?"

How that question is answered can mean the difference between heaven and hell.

It would be hard to find a statement in the Bible that more clearly presents the way of salvation than Paul and Silas' response.

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved."

I want you to see three fundamental facts from verses thirty-one and thirty-two about the way of salvation.

I. Salvation is By Faith Alone

II. Salvation is in Christ Alone

III. Salvation is Defined by Scripture Alone