The Book of Acts gives us a consistent message regarding how a person can be saved. It was given by God himself and reiterated at the Council of Jerusalem. What is that consistent message? That we are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. For example…
Acts 15:8-9 – God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted [the Gentiles] by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did us. He made no distinction between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith. (Peter said this)Acts 16:30-31 – [The Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas], “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household.”
Verse 32 continues by saying that Paul and Silas then spoke the word of the Lord to them and to all the others in the house. The jailer and his whole family believed and were baptized (v. 34).
There were no extra “good works” required for salvation, though, without a doubt, the joy-filled jailer (v. 34) performed many good works ever after.
Grace Alone – Faith Alone – Christ Alone – For God’s Glory Alone.
May this always and consistently be my message and my creed. Amen.