Salvation is not free, at least not how you think.
Salvation is a treasure beyond value found hidden in a field. You can buy the field and have the treasure as your own but the field price will require you to sell everything you have.
Salvation is citizenship in the kingdom of heaven. The abandonment of your citizenship in this earthly kingdom and your living as if to make your life and home here is the price.
You see it in Baptism as well, the first act of faith a new believer is called to. It is a public act of faith to demonstrate your choice to give your all, to embrace the death of your citizenship in this earthly kingdom. You enter into death with Christ Jesus in choosing to die to this life and all it has to offer so that you may have the other. This is how you get saved, how you become a Christian.
The treasure of the salvation of God comes for free hidden in that new life for you to discover and its yours the day you choose to give your all to buy it. If you look you will see Jesus repeatedly describing the price. It is a price that everyone can afford to pay but few are willing to part with. Only those who really believe in the promise of God through Jesus Christ choose to sell their old life to buy the new one.
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field” (Mt. 13:44).
We all understand how salvation works because how it works exists all around us. God gave us the context of creation so we would be able to understand Him. Jesus gave us this simple story about how you get your salvation, your citizenship in heaven.
Whats Next? Have you been told that the Holy Spirit is called the Sperm of God and that Salvation is getting spiritually pregnant? .