Salvation is only by grace through faith. Thus the faith we have is the key to salvation; being saved.
Grace: God’s Riches At Christ Expense, is a gift from God (Jesus Christ) not from man.
Eph 2:8: For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.
God grace is not for few or for chosen but for all men. Tim 2:11: For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. Let no man lie to you that you cannot be saved or you are not covered by the blood of Jesus Christ.
The faith God wants
I have talked much about faith because it is the basic principle of the gospel and salvation.
To be saved, only believe in Jesus Christ. Total believe in God is only found on men with great faith not doubters.
Salvation only by grace through faith
The road to salvation is simple; believe in your heart and confess.
That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved Rom 10:9-10, 13.
The jailer guarding jails doors where Paul and Silas where asked them …Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved, and your house. Acts 16:30-31.
It is only through faith that man is justified (just as though s/he never sinned). …a man is justified by faith and the just shall live by faith Rom 1:17, 3:28.
And this is only by grace in the finished work of the cross. Rom 3:24: Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
Works don’t save
Works don’t save. Nothing you can do to get saved but only by grace through faith.
Everything was done by Jesus on the cross and He confirmed it by crying loudly, ‘It is finished’ (John 19:30).
Reason one of the thieves hanging with Him on the cross was saved that instance and Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto you, To day shall you be with me in paradise Lk 23:43. That thieve only believed in Jesus.
All the works we had to do were finished on the cross by Jesus Christ. And He had finished this even before the foundation of the world. Heb 4:3 The works were finished from the foundation of the world.
It is only through faith that we talk of grace i.e. without faith there is no grace. Rom 4:16: Therefore it is of faith that it might be by grace (faith comes first then grace). If a person lacks faith s/he is not under the grace of Jesus Christ but living under a different dispensation. See the dispensations.
Grace is about Jesus Christ and the finished work on the cross. His blood poured on the cross washes away all sins. Rom 5:9: Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
Grace makes us focus only on Jesus not on ourselves. Law, legalism, traditions, religion and work hinder man from having a relationship with God because they focus on what man can do to God not on the finished work of the cross (what God has done to man).
Cults deny salvation by grace through faith
All Antichrists and cults deny that salvation is only by grace through faith. They add religious structures, laws, legalism, religion, tradition and works and say salvation is not by grace through faith alone.
They deny that the price (ransom) has already being paid on the cross by Jesus (1 Tim 2:6) and they tell their followers to carry their ‘crosses’. See the law.
Salvation is only by grace through faith and there is no ‘but’.
Many today world preachers are adding or perverting this gospel. After accepting Jesus Christ they tell you that you are saved ‘but’ join the choir, work, tithe, plant a seed and so on and so on.
They deny the power of the finished work of the cross and this prevent people from experiencing and having a relationship with God. If you hear any preacher or church preaching another gospel except that salvation is only by grace through faith run away!
For if he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, you might well bear with him 2 Cor:11:4.
Your works will neither save you nor take you to heaven. Salvation is only by Grace through faith, no ‘but’. It is only the blood of Jesus Christ and he finished work on cross that saves not you trying to save yourself through your works.