5. What must I do to be saved?
"BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND THOU SHALT BE SAVED." (Acts 16:30,31)
Since you are a sinner, there is no work that you can do to be saved. However, Jesus Christ has done all the works necessary to provide complete salvation for you. Therefore, all that is left for you to do is to receive the gift of eternal life which is through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
That gift is yours "BY GRACE" (undeserved and unmerited favor of God) "THROUGH FAITH" in what God said Jesus has done for you. (Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:4,5,8 9; I Timothy 4:10)
The salvation of Jesus Christ becomes your salvation when you by faith believe in Jesus Christ--relying on or trusting in His blood alone--for your hope of eternal fife and favor with God. (Romans 1:16; 3:28; I Corinthians 1:18,21, 29-31; Galatians 2:16; 3:6,8,9,24,26)
Believing is not just all that you have to do to be saved it is all that you CAN do to be saved today. God requires us to in His Son alone for our salvation. To try to work for salvation in any way is to reject the truth that Jesus Christ has done it all. That's "unbelief." Salvation is either by "works" (something done to earn it and deserve it) or it is by "grace" (unearned and undeserved). God said: "FOR BY GRACE ARE YE SAVED THROUGH FAITH; AND THAT NOT OF YOURSELVES; IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD; NOT OF WORKS, LEST ANY MAN SHOULD BOAST." (Ephesians 2:8,9)
To try and work for your salvation is to reject God's grace and thereby to remain unsaved. (Romans 4:4,5; 10:1-4; Galatians 1:6-9; 2:21; 5:4; Philippians 3:3-9)