What is this Website?
This website is the dynamic companion to the book The Salvation Meter: Biblical Self-Diagnostic Tests to Examine Your Salvation and Spiritual Growth. At this site, you will find resources that update the tests of salvation via more in-depth exegesis, additional questions, and various teaching aids. These resources will increase the effectiveness of The Salvation Meter in your self-diagnostic examination, your small group setting, or in a church-wide study or sermon series.
If you have any questions about the benefit of using The Salvation Meter, please read pages 24-38 of the book which discuss six reasons why a person should invest their time to use The Salvation Meter. These six reasons as revised are listed below and available at this website:
(1) So Many People Go to Hell and So Few Go To Heaven (revised verion now on the website);
(2) Hell is Unimaginably Too Awful in Which to Spend Eternity (revised version now on the website);
(3) Only During Your Earthly Life Can You be Saved (revised version now on the website);
(4) A Lost Person’s Eternal Destiny Can be Changed in an Instant (revised version now on the website);
(5) Heaven is Too Unimaginably Wonderful to Miss (revised version now on the website); and
(6) Assurance of Your Salvation is Possible (revised version now on website).
Click on any chapter in The Salvation Meter shown to the right to locate resources (e.g., posts and articles) that relate to that chapter. Also, our most recent articles are accessible with just a click.
Finally, I suggest that you visit my blog https://stevebelsheim.com/ at which I blog about a variety of topics that pertain to Bible-related topics.
November 15, 2022 – One of the most popular articles on The Salvation Meter website is the article entitled “The “Irreducible Minimum” of the Saving Gospel of Jesus Christ (Revision of pages 72-77 of The Salvation Meter Book).” This article presents my answer to the question: “what is absolutely necessary for salvation?”
Along this line, on my blog, I am writing a series of articles on the subject of baptismal regeneration. Very briefly, the doctrine of baptismal regeneration teaches that only during water baptism by immersion does God regenerate, i.e., save a sinner. In other words, a person enters into the water a sinner and exits the water a saint. The series title reads, “Is the Doctrine of Baptismal Regeneration the Road to Hell?” Link to Post 1 is: Is the Doctrine of Baptismal Regeneration the Road to Hell? — Post 1 | Steve Belsheim.
If you profess to be a Christian and genuinely believe that water baptism was necessary for your salvation at the time of your conversion, please begin to read this series of articles (still in process). Baptismal regeneration is a false doctrine that diminishes and denies the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. By adding water baptism to the salvation equation, baptismal regenerationists teach that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross is insufficient in and of itself to save. Such teaching is the road to hell. See Galatians 1:6-9.
On February 10, 2022, I posted on my blog an article entitled, “The NRSVue Bible Translation of 1 Corinthians 6:9-10: Keeping Practicing Homosexuals on the Road to Hell.” A brief description of the article reads:
The update to the NRSV uses the abbreviation “NRSVue.” If a person accepts the claims in the press release at face value, they ought to discard every earlier English translation and rely on the NRSVue to be a ““meticulously researched, rigorously reviewed, and faithfully accurate” translation of God’s Word.
The question is: Should the NRSVue be every believer’s “go-to” English translation of the Bible? The only correct answer is “NO WAY!!!!!”
The NRSVue translation of 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 exempts practicing homosexuals from God’s warning of eternal damnation, thereby giving them false assurance that their damning sinful lifestyle is acceptable to God when it is not. Hence, the title of this article is “The NRSVue Bible Translation of 1 Corinthians 6:9-10: Keeping Practicing Homosexuals on the Road to Hell.”
On January 28, 2022 I posted four short articles that discuss the August 31, 2021 report from the Cultural Research Center of Arizona Christian University entitled “What Does It Mean When People Say They are ‘Christian’?” The title of each article reports one shocking and very disappointing result. This is especially the case when you consider these people are the “cream of the crop” evangelical Christians. These results provide one explanation why the American church has no influence in American society. These results ought to be a wakeup call for churches to teach biblical truth.
Shocking News: There is No Absolute Moral Truth According to 25% of the “cream of the crop” Evangelical Christians – Part 1 of a 4 Part Series (link https://stevebelsheim.com/?p=1155)
Shocking News: The Holy Spirit is Merely a Symbol of God’s Power According to 39% of the “cream of the crop” Evangelical Christians – Part 2 of a 4 Part Series (link https://stevebelsheim.com/?p=1159 )
Shocking News – Having Faith is More Important than which Faith You Pursue According to 42% of the “cream of the crop” Evangelical Christians: Part 3 of a 4 Part Series (link: https://stevebelsheim.com/?p=1163 ).
Shocking News – People are Basically Good According to 52% of the “cream of the crop” Evangelical Christians: Part 4 of a 4 Part Series (link: https://stevebelsheim.com/?p=1167 ).