John 1:12-13 New International Version (NIV)
12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
Jesus said that in order to be His disciple, you must give up your life. He says that you must lay it all down, carry your own cross and follow Him daily. The definition of believe defines a disciple. In order to believe, you must do the very thing that Jesus claims it takes to be a disciple. Only those who believe in Jesus Christ, according to John 3:16, will inherit eternal life; which is salvation. Jesus died on the cross to give us the right to have salvation (eternal life). So, if Jesus gave us the right, but it costs us our life to receive it, how then is it free? The right to become a child, the right to have salvation is free, salvation, costs you your life!!! Please don't be confused!!!
I believe there are churches in America who are deceiving and misleading people into a false salvation of words not a salvation of the heart. God looks at the heart. Selah. You confess with your mouth you believe with your heart.
The heart requires action. Words come from your head or mind. Believe is a verb; which requires action.