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Although there are many passages and interpretations throughout the gospels the one which stays consistent is to believe in Christ According to Michael Martins The Case Against Christianity he claims there are various creeds and Bible passages for personal salvation The Synoptic Gospels reveal that baptism repenting your sins trusting and believing that Jesus is the Lord and Savior doing good works following church rituals and sacraments andor avoiding certain specific behaviors are ways to salvation Unfortunately there are no set guidelines as to the precise combination required In some instances passages state all you need are good works to be saved and yet other passages claim all a person needs is to believe in Jesus In addition there are other passages which require a person to have a combination of belief or action The most general combination is baptism andor repentance There is consistency through the Synoptic Gospels Mark Matthew and Luke It is said that Matthew and Luke copied major portions of Mark into their own gospels thus giving it its consistency just different verbiage In these gospels Jesus talks mainly about people being saved and how to inherit the Kingdom of God These gospels state that salvation is relies on how people behave towards one another and that repentance belief in Jesus and baptism are immaterial Lets start with Matthew The actions and attitude of people are the most significant as in the passage of Matthew 2531-46 Here Jesus recites the parable the Sheep and the Goats The sheep represent the good doers who will be at the right hand of Jesus while the goats are those who turn their backs on the people in need will be at His left Those on the right will inherit the kingdom for you from the foundation of the world and those to His left to depart from me you cursed into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his fallen angels This parable
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