This is in sharp contrast to the simple teaching from God's Word that eternal life is the gift of God.
A gift means something acquired without compensation, that is, you cannot earn. .
It cannot be earned, nor merited, nor are there any living requirements to obtain.Salvation is not partial faith in Christ plus human effort; but rather, it is completely resting in Christ, by total faith.Hebrews 12:2, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.Notice that Jesus is the savior OF ALL MEN (which includes women too).Romans 6:23 (NIV) 7th chapter, so, my brothers, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit to God.Or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
Romans 5:1-2 (NIV but God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for.
This is the demonic forked-tongue, double-talk, that satanic religious cults are notorious for using.
2nd Corinthians 11:3, But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
1st Peter 1:18-19, Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
Jesus paid for the sins of all unbelievers, including false prophets who refuse to receive God's free gift of salvation.In John 2:15 we find Jesus extremely angry because of greedy men who had turned the church into a money-making business.Our churches today are plagued with all sorts of false teachings on salvation that add human effort to faith, corrupting the simplicity that is in Christ (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4).Source: Michael Patrick Bowen, a" from the awesome book, I never NEW YOU (Page 114) Our evangelical churches are filled with Christians who commit and tolerate envy, hollandia gift and garden discord, hatred, gossip, lust and self-righteous hypocrisy (and much worse) in their personal lives.Romans 10:13 (NIV) 11th chapter, so too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.