Matthew 10:22

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Matthew 10:22: And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.
Matthew 24:13: But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
Mark 13:13: And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.

Mark 16:16: He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
John 3:5: Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
Acts 2:21: And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’
Acts 16:31: So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
Romans 10:9: that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
1 John 4:7: Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

Matthew and Mark say that endurance ensures salvation, but Mark says that believing and being baptized ensures salvation, John says that being born of water and the Spirit ensures salvation, Acts 2 says that calling on the name of the Lord ensures salvation, Acts 16 says that believing on Jesus ensures salvation, Romans says that confessing Jesus and believing in His resurrection ensures salvation, and First John says that being loving ensures salvation.

Contradictions:
1. Endurance ensures salvation != Believing and being baptized ensures salvation.
2. Endurance ensures salvation != Being born of water and the Spirit is required for salvation.
3. Endurance ensures salvation != Calling on the name of the Lord ensures salvation.
4. Endurance ensures salvation != Believing on Jesus ensures salvation.
5. Endurance ensures salvation != Confessing Jesus and believing in His resurrection ensures salvation.
6. Endurance ensures salvation != Being loving ensures salvation.

(Solving: 1)

This last part of Mark (from which the passage was taken) is most likely a segment that was added to the book by a later group1.

Therefore the original documents don't contain this apparent contradiction. (and that's all we're trying to determine here)

(Solving: 4)

There is no conflict, since the people who fail to endure are, in fact, those who no longer believe on Jesus.

(Solving: 5)

There is no conflict, since the people who fail to endure are, in fact, those who no longer confess Jesus or believe in His resurrection.

(Solving: 6)

There is no conflict, since the people who fail to endure are, in fact, those who no longer have the kind of love referred to in First John.

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