Donald Grey Barnhouse was speaking about the cross and the need to believe on the Christ who died upon it said, “Imagine that the cross has a door in it. All you are asked to do is to go through. On the side facing you are the words “Whosoever will, may come”. You stand there with the burden of your sin upon you and wonder if you should enter in or not. Finally, you do and as you do the burden of your sin falls away, you are safe and free. Joyfully you turn around and see written on the other side of the cross through which you just now entered the words, “Chosen in Him before the foundation of the world”.
don't make salvation any more complicated than this. There is no key to
unlock the door it's already unlocked. There is no entrance fee you have
to pay, it's already been paid in full. There are no gifts you are
required to bring, there are no works you must preform. Walking through
the door is believing as the scripture says "believe on the Lord Jesus
Christ and you will be saved" Once you walk through the door a new world
opens up to you that you never knew existed. The word Jesus speaks to
you the new Christian is "Follow me"