As Bible-believing Christians, we are wary of those who have made the Way of salvation more broad than the Scriptures allow. From Pope Francis saying that atheists who perform good deeds go to Heaven (here) to President Obama saying that his mother is in Heaven because she was “the kindest, most decent, generous person that I have ever known” (here). We bristle at such un-Biblical theology about redemption.
But there is also a danger that we can make salvation narrower than the Bible does. We are not saved because we believe certain Biblical truths – like a particular view of the Lord’s Supper or the timing of Christ’s Second Coming. We are saved only because we trust in Christ alone to save us from sin and the Father’s wrath.
Once we are saved, certain fundamental truths will follow, but these doctrines are not our Saviour. Salvation comes down to answering who Jesus is, what He did at Calvary, and whether or not you trust the Biblical Jesus, apart from anything you can do or add to get you to Heaven.
I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me (John 14:6).