One night a young man came into a Gospel meeting earnestly inquiring, "What must I do to be saved?"
"You are too late," said a friend to the anxious inquirer.
"Oh, do not say that," exclaimed the young man, "for I earnestly desire salvation; I would do anything or go anywhere to obtain it."
"I cannot help it," said the other; "you are too late, for your salvation was completed many hundred years ago in the person of Jesus Christ & it is a finished work. All you have to do is simply to accept it; for you have done nothing & can do nothing, to merit salvation. It is a free gift to all who will accept it."
- The King's Business (moreillustrations.com)
“A man can accept what Christ has done without knowing how it works: indeed, he certainly would not know how it works until he has accepted it.” - C.S. Lewis.
Heb 2:3 (CEV): “So if we refuse this great way of being saved, how can we hope to escape? The Lord himself was the first to tell about it, and people who heard the message proved to us that it was true.”