What about believing. Another of the “gospel” messages. Well believing is part of it. But some churches say just believe and you will be saved. They get this from Acts 16:25-32 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors opened, and everyone’s bonds were unfastened. When the jailer awoke and saw the prison doors open, and everyone’s bonds were unfastened he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul cried with a loud voice,”Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.” And the jailer called for lights and rushed in, and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. Then he brought them out and said,”Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said,”Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household. And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house.
Well we seem to get from that that you have to believe in order to be saved. Right? But even the demons believe and they shudder. Jas 2:19 Belief IS important. I am only pointing out that it is not just belief. It is about the one gospel message, repenting and trusting Christ as Savior. People are so flippant and say oh I believe. If they really believed the whole gospel it would change the way you look at everything. But it doesn’t save you. Repent and Trust!