The Least Talked About Requirement for Salvation
To be saved you must believe the gospel, that Christ died for our sins, he was buried, he rose again on the third day and was seen by many for 40 days after.
That's the 'only' requirement for salvation per se.
Most pastors don't want to touch the other requirement... which has nothing to do with the person choosing to believe and yet has everything to do with somebody believing and being saved.
Matthew 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
The simple fact is ONLY a good tree, a true believer, can produce a new believer. Corrupt trees, ie false converts, can only produce evil fruit.
Only a believer can give the gospel to somebody and get them saved. Unbelievers can only give an imitation gospel and they will only produce more unbelievers.
That's why a Calvinist cannot get anybody saved. They have another gospel, a false gospel, and therefore can only produce evil fruit, false converts.
Catholics cannot get anybody saved because they have another gospel, a false gospel. Therefore they can only produce evil fruit. Protestants are "Catholic-lite". They came from the Catholic church. And, what does the Catholic church produce? Evil fruit.
A Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Atheist, etc don't even claim to have the gospel. They only produce evil fruit.
That's why Matthew 7:21-23 is so scary. It's not the Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, etc that will be in heaven saying Lord, Lord... did we not do many wonderful WORKS in THY name! It will be the other so-called 'Christian' religions that have another gospel that is not the gospel.
Everybody in the world today has been conditioned to accept and promote a happy, non-offensive, non-judgmental feel good gospel that is not the gospel.
The majority of the people in the world are going to hell.