People who have been saved, have been saved through grace, which is a gift of God. Our works have nothing to do with it. It is what Jesus did for us that saves us.
Many of us were brought up in a religion that our parents followed. That may or may not be a good thing. Most religions are so loaded with man-made rules, that it becomes an almost impossible burden to the followers. When you are taught that way, people either stop following that religion and find another, or they give up altogether and don't follow any.
Christianity seems too simple for most people to comprehend. No works to be saved? There must be a catch. If you want to call it a catch, we must accept Jesus as our personal Savior. When we do, we enter into a relationship with Jesus, and not a religion.
The Bible gives hundreds of examples of what that means in the form of blessings, grace, behavior. Faith is a growing process, and each of us grows at a different speed into a different level. It really all depends on each individual and where he ranks God in his life, as to how far he progresses.
Don't get me wrong, everyone who is truly saved, is saved. We are all equal to each other in God's eyes. The closer we get to God however, the easier it is to hear His voice in our hearts.
As you can expect the closer you are to God, or the closer He is to you, the more blessings you receive and a more satisfying life follows. So you see, at whatever level you are in your own mind depends on you. If you put God and the kingdom as number one in your life you will be as happy as you can possibly be on this earth. Listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit, and don't try to imitate someone else. Do the best you can and follow as you are led. In any case, your salvation is assured when you follow the Lord with all your heart. Have a blessed day.
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Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord