WAS NOAH SAVED BY FAITH ALONE? by steve finnell
Those who claim they were saved by "faith alone" like to quote Hebrews 11:7 to prove they were saved by "faith only," just like Noah.
Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of righteousness which is according to faith.(NKJV)
Hebrews 11:7By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.(NASB)
Noah was not saved the minute he had faith, he was saved and became an heir of righteousness after faith, plus preparing the ark.
Noah was saved by faith plus obedience, not by faith alone.
He was obedient by preparing the ark for saving his household. If Noah had tried being saved by "faith alone" he would have drown just like the rest of the world.
1 Peter 3:20.....God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.(NKJV)
Noah was not saved on dry land by "faith alone." He was saved by faith plus obedience.
Without faith Noah and his household would not have been saved.
Without Noah building the ark, Noah and his household would not have been saved.
Faith plus obedience saved Noah and his household.
Faith only advocates claim they are saved by "faith only." They reject being immersed in water in order to be saved.
Jesus said faith plus obedience saves. Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved....(NKJV)
Noah was not saved until he built the ark and men today are not saved until they are immersed in water.
Noah would have drown without the ark
Men today will drown in their sins if they reject water baptism. Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38. Acts 22:16, 1 Peter 3:21, John 3:5, Romans 6:3-7, Ephesians 5:25-27, Colossians 2:12-13 and Galatians 3:27.