I believe that it is only by faith in Jesus Christ that we can attain salvation (eternal life).
By faith in the grace and promise of God, I believe that I am a Saint who sometimes sins, rather than a Sinner saved by grace.
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Faith in Christ is the only way to be saved.
Acts 4:10 “let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole.
11 “This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’
12 “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.“
Salvation is obtained by faith in Christ alone because all of our good works are not enough for us to deserve salvation. Therefore, there is nothing we can do to obtain it, we must trust in what God has done through the person and work of Jesus.
Salvation is being delivered, “saved” from the righteous judgment of God. All of us have sinned (Romans 3:23) and are under judgment from God. Jesus equated sin with a legal debt when He said in Luke 11:4, “forgive us our sins,” and in the book of Matthew 6:12, He said, “forgive us our debts.” Jesus equates sin with debt. So when we sin, we have broken God’s law and have incurred a legal debt. The payment for breaking the law is death (Romans 6:23) and separation from God (Isaiah 59:2). Therefore, in order to be saved from God’s judgment, we need to be saved by the way God has provided for us in the sacrifice of Christ on the cross. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).
Jesus did it all if we will accept him as our Savior by faith. Therefore, all we have left is our faith in what God does through his son Jesus. This is why the Bible says that we are justified by faith (Romans 5:1) apart from the works of the law (Romans 3:28).