I have been on this post for several weeks, I have enjoyed it very much, thanks again for all those who put up with me. But I would like to make an observation and I think it will be interesting if we can deal with the passages in the New Testament that deal with the word saved, salvation. Since a majority of you believe in salvation by faith alone, I think it will be intersting to see what many do with other passages that contend for salvation by means that are joined to faith, or follow faith. There are at least 105 passages that use the words saved, saves, and salvation, to which not all refer to faith or faith alone; 105 passages to which none refer to faith alone. This tells me that faith along with other ideas brought forward by inspiration refer to salvation by means other than just faith. Since we all agree that salvation requires faith, let us not argue that point to death. But let us look at other passages that include the topic of salvation connected to things such as confession and repentance and hope and blood and baptism and obedience. The problem I see is that many are ready to stand on the passages that teach salvation by faith, but are not willing to agree with passages that teach that salvation is obtained by repentance, that is it preceeds salvation and leads to one being saved. Logically if one is saved by faith alone then he is NOT saved by repentance. This is just one example.