There are people who complicate salvation. Salvation can be summed up in these three scriptures.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
*John 3:16 provides a reason why God decided to save us. God’s motivation to save us was based on love. Also, this scripture tells us Who saved us.

Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
*This scripture is the crux of Christianity. It gives us step by step instructions on how to be saved. Declare Jesus is Lord, believe God raised Him from the dead, and receive salvation.

Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.
*This scripture lets us know salvation is not anything we’ve earned or deserve. It’s God’s free gift to us.

By combining these scriptures regarding salvation we can say:
God loved us enough to send and sacrifice His Only Son on our behalf and if we declare “Jesus is Lord” and believe God raised Him from the dead, we’ll receive the free gift of salvation.

That’s it. It’s not living a holy life for a year, being baptized, or speaking in tongues. If we understand why we’re saved and how to be saved, we can enjoy an abundant, liberating life.

*Share this scripture with those who have not accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and with those who lack understanding of salvation through Jesus Christ.