EVEN THAT SWEET LITTLE OLD GRANDMOTHER WHO NEVER HURT ANYONE IN HER WHOLE LIFE IS LOST AND GOING TO HELL IF SHE HAS NOT RECEIVED JESUS AS HER SAVIOR. BEING BORN AGAIN IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE SAVED. JESUS, HIMSELF, SAID THAT MANY WILL SEEK TO ENTER SALVATION AND WON'T BE ABLE TO. THERE ARE MANY REASONS FOR THIS BUT NOT BECAUSE GOD REFUSES SALVATION TO ANYONE.
LET ME GIVE YOU A FEW SCRIPTURES ON SALVATION. TITUS 2:11 SAYS "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men". 2ND PETER 3:9 SAYS "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." AND JOHN 6:44 SAYS "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day."
THERE IS AN EFFORT INVOLVED IN GETTING SAVED BUT IT IS NOT TO EARN IT BECAUSE SALVATION IS A FREE GIFT AS IT SAYS IN ROMANS 5:15 "But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many."
THE EFFORT IS TO FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH AS IT SAYS IN AND 1ST TIMOTHY 6:12 SAYS "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses." FAITH IN JESUS IS WHAT SAVES US AND SATAN IS TRYING TO DESTROY OUR FAITH AND DECEIVE US. RECEIVING SALVATION IS NOT RECEIVING IT IN OUR MINDS BUT RECEIVING IT WITH OUR HEARTS AND BELIEVING THAT JESUS DIED FOR OUR SINS, WAS BURIED AND ROSE FROM THE DEAD. IT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU WILL EVER GET AND IT KEEPS ON GIVING FOR ETERNITY.