“I’m glad that you know it to be true too,” he says. “There are many people with conflicting views on who God is and who Jesus is.”
“You are completely right,” you reply. “But Jesus is the one who saves us.”
“Of course. But you know, lots of people might say that without really meaning it.”
“How is that?”
“In other words,” he explains, “they might not take to heart that the Bible says: ‘It is by grace you are saved, through faith…Not by works so that no one can boast.1’ This means that we receive salvation as a free gift through faith – by simply believing the Good News and accepting Jesus’ death on the cross as enough to save us.”
What do you say?
a. “Well, I believe we must trust in God and do what the
Church says to be saved. I’m a Catholic.” Go to page 12.
b. “Well, I believe Jesus died for everyone, so we’ll all be
saved eventually, right?” Go to page 20.
c. “Well, I believe we must trust in Jesus and be baptized to
be saved. I belong to the Church of Christ.” Go to page 18.
d. “I completely agree. In fact, I think this is the turning point for many people who call themselves Christians.” Go to page 10.
e. “Well, I believe that we must trust in Jesus and do our best to follow God’s laws like the Sabbath to be saved. I’m a Seventh-day Adventist.” Go to page 15.
1 – Ephesians 2:8-9