“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast (Ephesians 2:8–9).
We “are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,” (Romans 3:24).
Let’s look at one more verse from Paul’s first letter; “I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose” (Galatians 2:21). We must be very careful in presenting the gospel just as Scripture presents it and not add what we feel will ‘channel’ new converts into thinking differently or less than how God presents in His gospel of pure grace. Adhering closely to Scripture will ensure that ALL THE GLORY for salvation is directed to Jesus, the “founder and perfecter” (Hebrews 12:2), and converts will walk in freedom in Christ.