"The inner question of men's hearts for centuries has been, 'What must I do to be saved?'
Some think by attainment; God says by atonement.
Some declare by character; God says by the Cross.
Some maintain by courage; God says by Christ.
Some assert by trying; God says by trusting.
Christ's answer is crystal clear: 'You must be born again’ (John 3:3).”
“If I was to ask you tonight if you were saved. Do you say 'Yes, I am saved'. When? 'Oh so and so preached, I got baptized and...' Are you saved? What are you saved from, hell? Are you saved from bitterness? Are you saved from lust? Are you saved from cheating? Are you saved from lying? Are you saved from bad manners? Are you saved from rebellion against your parents? Come on, what are you saved from?” - Leonard Ravenhill.