Salvation can be open to all

A selection of verses showing that everyone can be involved in God’s master plan.

The Psalms echo this sentiment:

Psalms 86 verse 5

5 For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, 
abundant in loving kindness to all those who call on you. 

Psalms 145 verse 18

18 The LORD is near to all those who call on him, 
to all who call on him in truth. 

Jesus Christ himself tells us that anyone can be regarded as part of his family:

Mark 3 verse 35

35 For whoever does the will of God is my brother, my sister, and mother.”

John in his Gospel gives the same message:

John 3 verse 16

16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 

The first century apostles make it clear that their message is for everyone:

Acts 2 verse 21

21 It will be that whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

Acts 10 verse 43

43 All the prophets testify about him, that through his name everyone who believes in him will receive remission of sins.”

The apostle Paul emphasises that both Jews and Greeks (non-Jews) can be saved:

Romans 10 verses 12 - 13

12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich to all who call on him. 13 For, “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

These chapters have links to this theme: