We believe that men are saved by obeying to the commandment of God given at their respective dispensations. Accordingly, during the Christian Age, Christ has laid down a very plain and simple plan of salvation to the whole of mankind.
a) HEARING: Paul asked, “How shall they believe in Him of whom they have not HEARD?” (Rom. 10:14). We need to HEAR something in order to believe. In order for our salvation, we need to be very careful with “what” we hear. Jesus cautioned us saying, “Therefore, take heed WHAT YOU HEAR” (Lk. 8:18). Paul clarified further what comprise of the HEARING that brought to salvation saying, “Faith comes by HEARING, and HEARING by the WORD OF GOD” (Rom. 10:17). God declared from heaven saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. HEAR YE HIM” (Mt. 17:5). We are supposed to HEAR the WORD OF GOD (the Word of our Lord Jesus Christ) for our salvation.
b) BELIEVING: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever BELIEVES in Him should not perish but have EVERLASTING LIFE” (Jn. 3:16). When the Philippian Jailer asked Paul what he had to do in order to be saved, Paul replied, “BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved” (Acts 16:30-31). We have to HEAR the word of God spoken through His beloved Son Jesus Christ and BELIEVE in it in order to be saved.
c) REPENTANCE: Paul emphatically declared, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23). Therefore “God now commands all men everywhere TO REPENT” (Acts. 16:30). When the multitudes on the day of Pentecost asked Peter what to do for their salvation, Peter replied “REPENT and let everyone of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins…” (Acts 2:38). Peter further stated during his preaching in Solomon’s Portico, “REPENT therefore and BE CONVERTED that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of Refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19). Repentance is essential for one’s salvation during the Christian age.
d) CONFESSION: One need to confess Jesus as “the Son of the Living God” in order to receive salvation. Paul plainly stated “that if you CONFESS with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Rom. 10:9). Before the Ethiopian eunuch was baptized by Philip, he confessed with his own mouth saying “I believe that JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD” (Acts 8:37). Confession is essential for one’s salvation during the Christian age.
e) BAPTISM: Jesus put the plan of salvation very plainly saying, “He who believes and is BAPTIZED shall be saved…” (Mk. 16:16). The multitudes in the day of Pentecost asked Peter and the apostles what they had to do in order to be saved. Peter replied, “Repent and let every one of you be BAPTIZED in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins…” (Acts 2:38). Baptism is given for the remission of Sins. Ananias commanded Saul saying, “And now why are you waiting? Arise and be BAPTIZED, and WASH AWAY YOUR SINS calling on the name of the Lord” (Acts 22:16). All the cases of conversion recorded in the book of Acts of the Apostles show Baptism as essential item for salvation of mankind.
One has to HEAR the word of God (the commandment of Christ). He has to BELIEVE the word of God that he HEARD. He needs to REPENT of his sins and CONFESS Jesus Christ as the Son of God. He then has to take BAPTISM in the name of Jesus FOR THE REMISSION OF HIS SINS. Once a person is baptized into Christ (Rom 6:3), he/she has been added unto the church that Jesus built (Acts 2:47).
f) FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH: After Baptism, a person has become a child of God. He has received the indwelling Holy Spirit within Him (Acts 2:38). Therefore he is also called “The Temple of God” (1 Cor. 3:16). As a child of God, we are commanded to “be obedient” (Heb.4:11) and to “remain faithful unto death” (Rev. 2:10). The book of Hebrews chapter 4 & 10 emphasizes the need to remain faithful until death and warns us the danger of falling away if a child of God disobeys wilfully.