“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). We are saved by God’s grace, which is recieved when we respond in faith (our obedient response to God’s will or divine instructions).
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (Matthew 7:21).
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek” (Romans 1:16).
Jesus commanded His disciples to: “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:15-16).
The jailer asked Paul and Silas, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30). The New Testament reveals what the sinner “must” do to be saved.
- Hear and come to a knowledge of the truth (Romans 10:17; 1 Timothy 2:3-4; John 8:32).
- Believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God (John 3:16; 8:24; 20:30-31).
- Confess our faith in the Lord Jesus and believe that God raised Him from the dead (Romans 10:9-10).
- Repent of our sins against God (Acts 2:38; 17:30; 2 Corinthians 7:10).
- Be baptized into Christ for the remission of our sins (Acts 2:38; 22:16).
- Live a life of faithfulness to Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:58; Revelation 2:10).
Jesus Christ is “the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him” (Hebrews 5:9).