Some think that salvation is by works, or maybe it’s a mixing of God’s grace with our good deeds. But these assume that we are good and that we have something to offer.
But salvation is completely God’s work of undeserved grace. With love and power, He raises us from our spiritual death and grants us new life. We receive this remarkable gift by faith, with knowledge, assent, and trust. Yet God alone is the Savior—there is nothing we can do to add to the redeeming work of Christ.
Substitutes for the Gospel - ONE WAY JESUS