God, through the sacrifice of His Son, offers salvation and life to anyone who believes in Him. Salvation is a gift of grace not by works. Christians are people who believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when a person places their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for their sin. Believing in Christ for salvation involves:
FAITH For by grace I am saved through faith.
TRUST Letting go of my self-directed life to Christ's life.
REPENTANCE Changing my mind and life direction.
LORDSHIP Confessing Christ as my savior and lord.