1st Corinthians 15:1-6, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.”
“But we've so muddied the Gospel, that when men want to make a decision to trust Christ, we've made it so complicated that they can't make a simple decision to 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.' We'll say, 'If you don't do this' or 'You don't do that' or 'You haven't done that,' you're not saved'; but the truth of the matter is that when asked in the Bible, 'Sirs, what must I do to be saved?,' one clear simple answer was given to him — 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.'” — Pastor Curtis Hutson, “Things That Are Different Are Not The Same” (preached at Southwide Baptist Fellowship on October 3, 1994)
Faith in Christ's righteousness: how that Christ DIED FOR OUR SINS, was buried and the third day resurrected = salvation (1st Corinthians 15:1-4)
Faith in Our Own righteousness: how that we died IN OUR SINS, will be buried one day and burn in Hell to the Lake of Fire forever = damnation (Matthew 7:21-23)Salvation = Sealed with the Holy Spirit of God (Ephesians 1:13-15).
Service = Holy Spirit working inside us unto good works (Philippians 2:13)
It’s all done by faith in Christ crucified alone. Never us! (Galatians 2:20).