If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
There was a time when I had no idea what it meant to be saved. Granted I was young, but still, no one took the time to explain it to me. I remember eavesdropping on adults when visiting friends and being saved was never central to their conversations. It was a different time, with denominations staying in their lanes, rarely venturing across the bustling religious highway. We didn’t ask many questions, tried to do what we were told, and played outside till the streetlights came on. Thirsty? Grab the garden hose. Hungry? Pick a few crab apples off the crabby neighbor’s tree.
In my good old days, there were denominations who believed they were the only folks going to heaven. Seriously, can you imagine my thought process? It’s like being a Kentucky or Louisville fan. Am I supposed to root against my neighbor getting to heaven? But…