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Joe King
Jul 8th 2008, 06:27 AM
Can your belief in Jesus as the savior of the world also save members of your household? I really hope so but I'd like to know if there is more scripture for or against it:confused

Acts 11:14 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&verse=14&version=31&context=verse)
He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.'
Acts 11:13-15 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&verse=13&end_verse=15&version=31&context=context) (in Context) Acts 11 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&version=31&context=chapter) (Whole Chapter)
Acts 16:31 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=16&verse=31&version=31&context=verse)
They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household."

COMFORTER
Jul 8th 2008, 01:31 PM
Can your belief in Jesus as the savior of the world also save members of your household? I really hope so but I'd like to know if there is more scripture for or against it:confused

Acts 11:14 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&verse=14&version=31&context=verse)
He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.'
Acts 11:13-15 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&verse=13&end_verse=15&version=31&context=context) (in Context) Acts 11 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&version=31&context=chapter) (Whole Chapter)
Acts 16:31 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=16&verse=31&version=31&context=verse)
They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household."




If any one person in your home is protected (saved) then no evil can enter into the home. The household is protected but this is not to say that the members of the household are protected if they leave the confines of that home. Your soul's expansion is 40 feet in all directions also. Therefore, evil cannot make it's presence within that area either.

karenoka27
Jul 8th 2008, 01:37 PM
Joe, I'm glad you started this thread. I look forward to reading the godly responses that will come.
I have been saved since 1984. My three children are saved and my husband says he is, but I prayerfully wonder.

Kahtar
Jul 8th 2008, 01:38 PM
If any one person in your home is protected (saved) then no evil can enter into the home. The household is protected but this is not to say that the members of the household are protected if they leave the confines of that home. Your soul's expansion is 40 feet in all directions also. Therefore, evil cannot make it's presence within that area either.
I'd be pleased if you could show me where you find those things in scripture.
When a person is saved, his influence will have an impact upon the rest of the household. They will see the difference in his life. He is a living testimony to the power of God which they cannot deny. Thus, at some point, they also will give their life to Christ.
That won't necessarily happen immediately. I was saved at 9. It took eleven years for my mother to come to Christ. Once she did, the rest of the family came, one by one.

ProjectPeter
Jul 8th 2008, 01:41 PM
Your soul's expansion is 40 feet in all directions also. Therefore, evil cannot make it's presence within that area either.And you find this where exactly in Scripture?

Buck shot
Jul 8th 2008, 02:16 PM
I'd be pleased if you could show me where you find those things in scripture.
When a person is saved, his influence will have an impact upon the rest of the household. They will see the difference in his life. He is a living testimony to the power of God which they cannot deny. Thus, at some point, they also will give their life to Christ.
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:agree: When your family sees your true conversion there will be some major changes in the whole family. The pivot point for most is that their families do not see a change that lasts very long. If we want to really see our family changed we must stay faithful and follow Christ. We cannot follow this world and expect our family to want what we have.

I too would like to see some scripture for that 40 feet thing you got there. It seems scripture shows over and over that attacks from Satan can get right in out face. I would love to be able to say "give me my 40 foot!"

Sold Out
Jul 8th 2008, 02:19 PM
Can your belief in Jesus as the savior of the world also save members of your household? I really hope so but I'd like to know if there is more scripture for or against it:confused
Acts 11:14 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&verse=14&version=31&context=verse)
He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.'
Acts 11:13-15 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&verse=13&end_verse=15&version=31&context=context) (in Context) Acts 11 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&version=31&context=chapter) (Whole Chapter)
Acts 16:31 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=16&verse=31&version=31&context=verse)
They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household."


The way I understand it is: you and your household will be saved if you (collectively) believe in the Lord Jesus.

This verse is not taking away the individual's need to accept Christ personally - he is simply addressing more than one person, which in this case, all belong to the same household.

Silent Wings
Jul 8th 2008, 02:35 PM
Your soul's expansion is 40 feet in all directions also.


…I’m not that wide!

calidog
Jul 8th 2008, 02:42 PM
Your soul's expansion is 40 feet in all directions also. Therefore, evil cannot make it's presence within that area either.Where was that 40 feet when I needed it?:)

Seriously, I think those may have been prophecys



Acts 11:14 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&verse=14&version=31&context=verse)
He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.'
Acts 11:13-15 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&verse=13&end_verse=15&version=31&context=context) (in Context) Acts 11 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&version=31&context=chapter) (Whole Chapter)
Acts 16:31 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=16&verse=31&version=31&context=verse)
They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household."
Nevertheless, it seems reasonable the believer will impact their household.

Athanasius
Jul 8th 2008, 02:44 PM
Where was that 40 feet when I needed it?:)

Yeah, no kidding.
"Hey Jeremy, I'm going to wake you up now"
--> Hey, whoa whoa, hang on. I have forty feet, other side of the wall bud.

theBelovedDisciple
Jul 8th 2008, 03:09 PM
Can your belief in Jesus as the savior of the world also save members of your household? I really hope so but I'd like to know if there is more scripture for or against it:confused
Acts 11:14 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&verse=14&version=31&context=verse)
He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.'
Acts 11:13-15 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&verse=13&end_verse=15&version=31&context=context) (in Context) Acts 11 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&version=31&context=chapter) (Whole Chapter)
Acts 16:31 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=16&verse=31&version=31&context=verse)
They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household."

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Joe,
He is ABLE to save those from the uttermost.. the most vilest of sinners He can save, transform and use... His Blood is so powerful.... awe the Power of the Blood..

As for your family or household.. yes.... The above Scripture tells us of HIS PROMISE...

Sometimes we want them all to be saved now , in the twinkling of an eye.. but Remember God will save those in your household...In His timing ...... Trusting by Faith that He will do what He promised is very powerful.... we must persevere with faith... and pray always..

Joe King
Jul 9th 2008, 01:45 AM
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Joe,
He is ABLE to save those from the uttermost.. the most vilest of sinners He can save, transform and use... His Blood is so powerful.... awe the Power of the Blood..

As for your family or household.. yes.... The above Scripture tells us of HIS PROMISE...

Sometimes we want them all to be saved now , in the twinkling of an eye.. but Remember God will save those in your household...In His timing ...... Trusting by Faith that He will do what He promised is very powerful.... we must persevere with faith... and pray always..

Thanks for your response. I live with my mother and sister and since I have moved in, they have started reading and going to church more. I thank God for that. I am worried about my two brothers who are on another island. I hope I can help them understand salvation.

Merton
Jul 9th 2008, 02:46 AM
Can your belief in Jesus as the savior of the world also save members of your household? I really hope so but I'd like to know if there is more scripture for or against it:confused
Acts 11:14 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&verse=14&version=31&context=verse)
He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.'
Acts 11:13-15 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&verse=13&end_verse=15&version=31&context=context) (in Context) Acts 11 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&version=31&context=chapter) (Whole Chapter)
Acts 16:31 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=16&verse=31&version=31&context=verse)
They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household."


Scripture is a record of what happened and can happen again but every word of scripture is God breathed, not only to the writers originally but God breathed to the readers.

This is not automatic upon reading the scriptures, it is still required that God speak them to the reader otherwise they are only the words of the book from which men make up various ideas about how they should be understood and are not life to anyone and in fact produce death because they carry the mind of man and not the mind of Christ.

YES even great theologians (in the eyes of men ) are the perveyers of death to them who live off their constructions of words, in the making of men like themselves and not like Christ, for it is impossible to become like Christ through the words of men even by using the scriptures.

Thus the world is full of Pharisees, persons devoid of the Spirit, who point the finger at other Pharisees like themselves and spend their entire life on the exercise.


Living on God's word is not an interlectual learning but of hearing God speaking His word into the inner person generating His life in them, with the understanding of the person knowing exactly what God is interpreting the words of the Bible to them as.

One word from God can change everything, where all other exercises in study have failed.

Having said that, the word of God spoken to Cornelius and the jailer are first and foremost to them alone, but their recording in the scriptures gives us hope that God will do the same for us, and in seeking Him, He may well speak the same to us and also do for us as He did for them.

God knew the hearts of both families, of how closely knit together they were, and how they would all follow and believe as the head of the families did, but God spoke to everyone of them on that day, in them , where no man can speak ,and where no man had ever spoken to them before.


Act 16:30 And leading them outside, he said, Sirs, what must I do that I may be saved?
Act 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.
Act 16:32 And they spoke the Word of the Lord to him, and to all those in his house.
Act 16:33 And taking them in that hour of the night, he washed from their stripes. And he and all those belonging to him were baptized at once.
Act 16:34 And bringing them up to the house, he set a table before them, and exulted whole-housely, believing God

Merton.

daughter
Jul 9th 2008, 08:12 AM
I took these scriptures to heart when I was first saved. At that time my husband was an athiest, my son had actually espoused buddhism (though at ten he wasn't really into it) and both were (as I had been until the moment I was saved) very antagonistic to Christianity.

First my son then my husband became Christian, in such a way that nobody could deny the saving power of God. My husband is in heaven now, my son is twelve, and passionate about Jesus just as much as the day he stopped stock still on a long walk home and cried out, "Oh, Lord Jesus, please forgive me for not believing in you."

I do believe that your household can be saved through faith.

It was only two months or so after my son became Christian that my husband followed, and I now believe that the blessing is spreading out to our extended families. Hold on in faith to this promise.

chal
Jul 9th 2008, 10:52 AM
FORTY FEET! Imagine how expensive that would be just to keep yourself in shoes. On the plus side, you could score 120 points on field goals.

I once tried to skin a mule with forty feet, but he kicked me all the way from Loosiana to the Netherlands. - chal's Book of Muleskinner Tricks to Amaze and Influence your Friends (complete with a full page illustration of the amazing forty foot mulekick, suitable for framing).

Friend of I AM
Jul 9th 2008, 02:17 PM
Can your belief in Jesus as the savior of the world also save members of your household? I really hope so but I'd like to know if there is more scripture for or against it:confused
Acts 11:14 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&verse=14&version=31&context=verse)
He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.'
Acts 11:13-15 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&verse=13&end_verse=15&version=31&context=context) (in Context) Acts 11 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&version=31&context=chapter) (Whole Chapter)
Acts 16:31 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=16&verse=31&version=31&context=verse)
They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household."


You answered your own questions..:) Yes it can. David's line was blessed and many people will be saved simply based on his faith. And of course there's Abraham's faith, which essentially blessed the entire world.

calidog
Jul 9th 2008, 02:18 PM
whole house saved.

Yep, makes sense. If you are saved, eventhough your household is'nt, you still have access to the throne of grace and all your prayers will be answered according to God's will. All you have to know is it's God's will to save.

IWalkWithHim
Jul 9th 2008, 03:18 PM
This is a very powerful message for me and my house. Now I was always familiar with the scripture I Corinthians 7:13 and it was enough to help me endure but this conversation is helpful to all that I am focused on right now. I should bemore open about my relationship with Christ not just in mouth but also in deed.....:idea:

Jesusinmyheart
Jul 9th 2008, 03:42 PM
The way i see that your household will be saved by Faith is in this wise:

1Pe 3:1 Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives--

It is the conversion and change of heart of a believer and actions according to the Word which will win your family over to God.

If one walks the walk it will have an effect on those around him or her.

Shalom,
Tanja

sunsetssplendor
Jul 9th 2008, 05:07 PM
Children are saved until a certain age by the faith of
at least one believing parent.

Mograce2U
Jul 9th 2008, 06:00 PM
Acts 16:31 is in response to the jailer asking Peter what he must do to be saved when he saw the miracle by the angel.

(Rom 5:8-11 KJV) But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. {9} Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. {10} For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. {11} And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

There is an allusion here to the first Passover when the blood of the lamb was put on the doorposts and all the family was kept safe by it when the wrath of God came upon the Egyptians to slay the firstborn.

The atonement spoken of in Romans is two-fold in what it accomplishes (Lev 23-25), in that it justifies the righteous and condemns the wicked. The jailer feared God when he saw the power the angel had to save these men of God. Believing on the Lord Jesus would seem to give him and his household the protection they need to be spared on the day of wrath, that condemnation would not come upon his household. It may also be a promise that true salvation would also come to his house as a result of his believing faith. But I am not sure the context supports that here in Acts. Part of the gospel the apostles were preaching is that the wrath of God was coming in a day of judgment - the other part to the day of atonement.

Jesus preached the acceptable year of the Lord had arrived and in Luke the day of vengeance is added. If you look at the requirements for the year of Jubilee, there were also severe consequences for those who did not keep it. The acceptable year of the Lord is also a term used for the ascension to the throne of a new king, during which is election by God is tested.

Free_from_sin
Jul 9th 2008, 06:21 PM
Can your belief in Jesus as the savior of the world also save members of your household? I really hope so but I'd like to know if there is more scripture for or against it:confused
Acts 11:14 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&verse=14&version=31&context=verse)
He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.'
Acts 11:13-15 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&verse=13&end_verse=15&version=31&context=context) (in Context) Acts 11 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&version=31&context=chapter) (Whole Chapter)
Acts 16:31 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=16&verse=31&version=31&context=verse)
They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household."


As much as we would like it to be so, no, salvation is an individual free-will choice. If a father is saved, it does not mean his children (those who are old enough to be accountable) will go to heaven unless they, too, are saved. Notice in those situations in Acts we see the others in the household making the choice to believe, not just the paterfamilias. In Acts 16 we see in verse 34 "And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, beleiving in God with all his house." Acts 16:34, everyone in his house made the choice to believe as well. The case is the same for Acts 11 which is an account of the events of chapter 10. In 10:2 we learn that it was not only Cornelius who was a believer, but his household as well: "A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house..."

However, we are told in 1 Corinthians 7 that our witness can lead others in our household to salvation (v 15), also in 1 Peter 3:1 "Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear."

Also, if someone who has a spouse and family becomes saved, their family is considered "clean"; that is, it has God's blessing as a unit, but that does not mean each individual is saved, for that requires the choice of their own will. "For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the (believing) wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the (believing) husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy." 1 Cor. 7:14. The family is not saved, but is accepted by God, and therefore would be under His protection. Believing in God, however, is not something others can do for us.

Ezekiel 18 provides some good verses on the subject:

"But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, ... If he beget a son that is a robber, a shedder of blood, and that doeth the like to any one of these things. ... Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die, his blood shall be upon him." verses 5, 10, 13.

Jesusinmyheart
Jul 9th 2008, 06:47 PM
Ezekiel 18 provides some good verses on the subject:I agree that Ezekiel provides an expalantion that holds every single person accountable for their deeds.
And that's just the way it is, it goes to show that no one can blame someone else for their deeds, saying, he taught me to do it, and so i followed the wrong example.... a sinner is a sinner and requires punishment for his deeds and as long as he/she is unrepentant the verdict will be death.

However the saving of the household by a person in that household with faith is more along the lines of a good tree bearing good fruit.

Of course it is up to each of us to secure our salvation.

Shalom,
Tanja

Silent Wings
Jul 9th 2008, 07:41 PM
Can your belief in Jesus as the savior of the world also save members of your household? I really hope so but I'd like to know if there is more scripture for or against it:confused




Actually the answer to your question is no.

The verse you are asking about, Acts 16:31, sometimes needs a slight modification of the sentence structure to clarify its meaning and help to better understand what is actually being said.

The verse emphasizes and recommends faith in Jesus for both the jailer and his family, and not that the jailer should have such an over abundance of faith that he can distribute it out and save unbelievers. Our gracious Lord is able to impute righteousness to cover the sins of His people, but you can’t impute your faith, no matter how great, to save others. It’s just not taught in the bible.

The verse causing you trouble as you read it in your NIV is this:

Acts 16:31

They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household." (NIV)

With a slight modification of the sentence structure, you can better understand what is really being said:


They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus — you and your household, and you will be saved."


As the bible says, “he who has the Son has life.” (1 John 5:12) This shows a clear-cut and very personal relationship between the individual and his Savior. And so likewise, as the verse continues to say, “he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.” Salvation is based upon a personal relationship as this verse makes clear, you cannot impute your faith to an unbeliever.

IWalkWithHim
Jul 9th 2008, 08:09 PM
As much as we would like it to be so, no, salvation is an individual free-will choice. If a father is saved, it does not mean his children (those who are old enough to be accountable) will go to heaven unless they, too, are saved. Notice in those situations in Acts we see the others in the household making the choice to believe, not just the paterfamilias. In Acts 16 we see in verse 34 "And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, beleiving in God with all his house." Acts 16:34, everyone in his house made the choice to believe as well. The case is the same for Acts 11 which is an account of the events of chapter 10. In 10:2 we learn that it was not only Cornelius who was a believer, but his household as well: "A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house..."

However, we are told in 1 Corinthians 7 that our witness can lead others in our household to salvation (v 15), also in 1 Peter 3:1 "Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear."

Also, if someone who has a spouse and family becomes saved, their family is considered "clean"; that is, it has God's blessing as a unit, but that does not mean each individual is saved, for that requires the choice of their own will. "For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the (believing) wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the (believing) husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy." 1 Cor. 7:14. The family is not saved, but is accepted by God, and therefore would be under His protection. Believing in God, however, is not something others can do for us.

Ezekiel 18 provides some good verses on the subject:

"But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, ... If he beget a son that is a robber, a shedder of blood, and that doeth the like to any one of these things. ... Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die, his blood shall be upon him." verses 5, 10, 13.

Now this is what I had always believed. I KNOW that my house (family) is sanctified through my relationship with Christ but that each person is resonsible for their OWN salvation. We have to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. However, I do believe that my walk with Christ is a witness to my house and through the Holy Ghost it can open hearts and minds to the overwhelming love of God motivating them to take a closer look at Christ as a whole. :D

theBelovedDisciple
Jul 9th 2008, 09:13 PM
Trusting and believing by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ that He alone 'will' save them... each individually, is the PROMISE given in that verse.. We can't save them.. for we were not crucified.. for the sins of men and the sins of the world.... but He was..

We can't work enough to save them... or buy their salavation....


God can use you thru your witness whether it be thru prayer.. or teaching them or witnessing to them... when He calls u to do that..

most of the time your walk with Him and how your go about your daily routine is enough to make them stand up and take notice.

He must draw them in and He alone does the saving.. He calls you as a saved family member to trust and believe as a child would, that He will do what He has promised... and finish it.

Partaker of Christ
Jul 9th 2008, 09:28 PM
I believed that God would take care of all that He had given me, and all that I had given Him.

First my mother, then one by one my three children, then my wife, and then my father.

karenoka27
Jul 9th 2008, 09:54 PM
Now this is what I had always believed. I KNOW that my house (family) is sanctified through my relationship with Christ but that each person is resonsible for their OWN salvation. We have to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. However, I do believe that my walk with Christ is a witness to my house and through the Holy Ghost it can open hearts and minds to the overwhelming love of God motivating them to take a closer look at Christ as a whole. :D

Excellent post!

Tanja you shared: " If one walks the walk it will have an effect on those around him or her."

That is an unfair statement. If you go to the Unequally Yoked forum you will find some of us who struggle in prayer and in being a witness to loved ones yet to see them saved.

I believe the home is sanctified by one saved. I also believe that when that saved one is taken home, the unbeliever will then see the fruit of what they once were partaken of has now dried up and gone. Hopefully, even that will bring them to their knees.

Jesusinmyheart
Jul 9th 2008, 10:44 PM
That is an unfair statement. If you go to the Unequally Yoked forum you will find some of us who struggle in prayer and in being a witness to loved ones yet to see them saved.

How are they being a witness? I do not propose to know! But we do know that many profess to be Christian and yet still walk a life not at all distinguishable from the world.
Someone like that will not incite a change in a loved one, nor will someone like that shine a light which can be seen to where they will stop and consider things.

Also i'm not saying with that statement that everyone who is being witnessed to will actually change, i appologize and should clarify that there will be those who will never see or repent even when the light is set before them.

In those cases i believe that one is not to be unequally yoked.

I again apologize if my statement seemed unfair, as i should have clarified my thoughts. :hug:

Tanja

John146
Jul 11th 2008, 04:04 PM
Can your belief in Jesus as the savior of the world also save members of your household? I really hope so but I'd like to know if there is more scripture for or against it:confused

Acts 11:14 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&verse=14&version=31&context=verse)
He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.'
Acts 11:13-15 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&verse=13&end_verse=15&version=31&context=context) (in Context) Acts 11 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=11&version=31&context=chapter) (Whole Chapter)
Acts 16:31 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=51&chapter=16&verse=31&version=31&context=verse)
They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household."

No, my faith in Jesus cannot save other members of my household. That is not what those verses are teaching. What those verses are actually teaching is that the person specifically being talked to would be saved by believing in the Lord Jesus. Likewise, anyone in the household who also believes in Jesus would be saved. If anyone in the household did not believe in Jesus they would not be saved. Nowhere does scripture teach that someone can be saved by someone else's faith. Certainly, your faith in Christ can have a big impact on your family, but it does not guarantee salvation for anyone in your family. Everyone is individually responsible to repent and put their faith and trust in Christ.