I'm amazed how many preachers that have complicated salvation. They ridicule those who believe that salvation is simple and easy. Now, I'm not advocating that anyone who prays a prayer is saved, and to be honest with you I don't know anyone who does believe that.
It saddens me to see these Pharisees ridicule those who believe that salvation is simple! I've heard them judge their motives, by saying they only want to see more numbers. Like they can see into the heart of a man and know why he believes what he believes. It could be that those who preach a simple salvation, simply believe the Bible; they don't want to see folks die and go to hell so they tell more people about Jesus, and because of this they see more saved!
How easy is Salvation?
Well brother, it's as easy as walking through a door! Jesus said in John 10:9 "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture."
It's as easy as taking a drink of water! Jesus said in John 4:10 "Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water." John 4:13-14 "Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life."
It's as easy as eating bread! Jesus said in John 6:35 "And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst."
It's as easy as believing! Jesus said in John 3:15-16 "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
John 3:18 "He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."
Salvation is so easy that little children can get a hold of it! Salvation is so easy that people that live in the jungle can get a hold of it! Salvation is so easy that Gypsies in Croatia can get a hold of it!
Jesus said in John 12:32 "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me."
Let's stop trying to complicate God's simple plan of salvation and let's get out more and lift up Jesus!