SALVATION IS A GIFT FROM GOD
Salvation is a gift from God through grace and received solely by faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-10). The greatest stumbling blocks to salvation has always been the simplicity and the “freeness” of salvation. Man has always wanted to “do” something to earn salvation, but God says it is a “gift” that Jesus Christ bought and paid for at the Cross. He paid the price of salvation for every man.
However, the gift of salvation must be received by faith and faith alone. The Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” To which they replied “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved.” (Acts 16:30-31). Saving faith is trusting in Christ rather than self or works for salvation.
The object of faith is the Lord Jesus Christ and His work on the Cross as revealed in the Word of God. It really is that simple! In the final analysis, it all comes down to the question in the above passage, “Do you believe this?” Your response will determine your eternal destiny; either heaven or hell. Don't stumble over the simplicity or the freeness of the Gospel!
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”
John 3:36 “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not trust the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”