The One & Only Requirement for Salvation

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The ONLY requirement for being born again/going to Heaven is genuinely believing the Gospel (that Christ died for your sins, was buried and rose again on the 3rd day for your justification).

It is NOT based on ANYTHING else. (Not based on how frequently you go to a church building, how much you read your bible, how you live your life after you are saved, how much you “set your heart on Jesus” or ANYTHING else!!!)

SHOULD a born again believer have regular fellowship with other believers? Yes!

SHOULD a born again believer read and study their Bibles? Yes!

SHOULD a born again believer grow spiritually and live lives of purity and holiness? Yes!

SHOULD a born again believer increasingly set their hearts on Jesus? Yes!

But the reality is that NONE of these things are REQUIRED for anyone to be saved.

The ONLY requirement to be saved is trusting in the finished redemptive work of Jesus Christ on The Cross ALONE. (His death, burial and ressurection) Period!!!

What MUST I do to be saved,” the Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas? “BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ and you WILL BE SAVED.” (Acts 16:31)

The ONLY “MUST” for anyone to be saved is to BELIEVE in the finished redemptive work of Jesus Christ ALONE. Period!

This is vital because each born again believer will grow spiritually at different rates.

Some will read/study their Bibles and attend Church more often than others. Some will live increasing lives of purity and others will struggle their entire lives with certain besetting sins. Some will dedicate more of their lives to Jesus than others. And all of these things will have certain earthly (temporal) consequences including potential loss of certain rewards in heaven.

But NONE of these things will result in loss of salvation/going to heaven or being left behind at The Rapture.

Being 100% rapture ready & heaven bound are NOT rewards for good behavior.

They are PROMISES for ALL who have trusted in the finished redemptive work of Jesus Christ ALONE for the remission of all their sins & eternal life. Period!

And if you are trusting in ANYTHING else other than Christ alone and His finished redemptive work on The Cross ALONE for the remission of ALL your sins past, present and future and eternal life, I pray you would repent (change your mind) & trust in Christ ALONE and be saved!