Many people believe they have been to bad to ask God for forgiveness or they have been taught by someone that salvation is given to some people by God and not to others. The below verses are given as proof that salvation is for everyone and none will be turned away.
Referencing Numbers 21:5-9. Here the people had been bitten by fiery serpents and Moses "lifted up" a fiery serpent and set it upon a pole. 100% of the people that were bitten by the serpent, who looked upon the serpent on the pole were saved.
"And as Moses Lifted up the serpent in the wilderness even so must
the Son of man be LIFTED UP. " John 3:14. Here Jesus is speaking
of that and said just as the serpent was lifted up, He must be lifted up.
100% of the 3,000,000 people who looked at the serpent lifted up in the
wilderness were saved, 100% of the people who look to Jesus will also be
Matthew 11:28 "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
Mark 8:34 "And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me."
John 1:9 "That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world."
John 1:12 "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name."
John 1:29 "The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."
John 3:14, 15 "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life."
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
John 3:17 " For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world;
but that the world through him might be saved."
John 3:18 "He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten son of God."
John 3:36 "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."
John 5:24 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. "
John 6:35 "And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. "
John 6:37 "All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out."
John 6:47 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life."
John 7:37 "In the last day, that great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink."
John 10:9 "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture."
John 10:26-30 "But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any [man] pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave [them] me, is greater than all; and no [man] is able to pluck [them] out of my Father's hand. I and [my] Father are one."
John 11:25-26 "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?"
John 12:32 "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all [men] unto me.
John 16:8 "And when he is come, he will reprove the world of
sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:"
Acts 2:21 "And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Acts 16:30-31 "And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."
Acts 17:30 "And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent:"
Romans 5:6 "For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly."
Romans 10:13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
II Corinthians 5:19 "To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation."
1 Timothy 2:3, 4 "For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth."
1 Timothy 2:5, 6 "For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time."
1 Timothy 4:10 "For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe."
Hebrews 2:9 "But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man."
2 Peter 3:9 "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
1 John 2:1,2 "My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:"
1 John 4:14; 15 "And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son [to be] the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God."
Revelation 22:17 "And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely."
There are many more such verses that are a precious promise to mankind
that salvation is freely given to ALL who seek it. Please add your
favorite verse by e-mailing it to me. Thanks, and may God richly bless
The three below commentaries are offered as encouragement that ALL are called to salvation by God.1 John 2:2--"he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the whole world"--Commentary as follows: "CHRIST SUFFERED FOR THE SINS OF THE WHOLE WORLD. and in the goodness of God is OFFERED UNTO ALL MEN WITHOUT DISTINCTION, HIS BLOOD BEING SHED NOT FOR A PART OF THE WORLD ONLY, BUT FOR THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE; for although in the world nothing is found worthy of the favor of God, yet he HOLDS OUT THE PROPITIATION TO THE WHOLE WORLD, since without exception he SUMMONS ALL TO THE FAITH OF CHRIST, which is nothing else than the door unto hope."
Mark 14:24 -- "And He said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, WHICH IS SHED FOR MANY." Commentary as follows: "The word many DOES GOT MEAN A PART OF THE WORLD ONLY, BUT THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE: he contrasts many with one as if to say that he would not be the Redeemer of one man, but would meet death to deliver many of their cursed guilt. No doubt that in speaking to a few Christ wished to make His teaching available to a larger number...So when we come to the holy table not only should the general idea come to our mind that THE WORLD IS REDEEMED BY THE BLOOD OF CHRIST but also each should reckon to himself that his own sins are covered."
Romans 5:18 -- "Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life." Comment as follows: "Paul makes grace COMMON TO ALL MEN, not because it in fact EXTENDS TO ALL, but because IT IS OFFERED TO ALL. Although CHRIST SUFFERED FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD. AND IS OFFERED BY THE GOODNESS OF GOD WITHOUT DISTINCTION TO ALL MEN, yet not all receive him."