Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Paul wrote once 2 Thess 2:13 13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Belief of the Truth is a Salvation experience God has chosen the Elect to,His Beloved ! But , here is the question to carefully ponder, are those who believe, saved because they believed, or do they believe because they are / were saved ? If we agree with the former "saved because they believed" that is Salvation by Works, that is a claim that God saved me based upon what I did in the flesh. Believing is a work because this is what defines a work, the Greek word used commonly is ergon and means: érgon (from ergō, "to work, accomplish") – a work or worker who accomplishes something. 2041 /érgon ("work") is a deed (action) that carries out (completes) an inner desire (intension, purpose). Notice that a work is that action or deed that carries out an inner desire , intention, purpose. Now what is it to seek the Lord ? Is that not an inner desire ? For instance the Word Seek in Heb 11:6 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Its the greek word and verb : ekzēteō and means: I.to seek out, search for II.to seek out, i.e. investigate, scrutinise III.to seek out for one's self, beg, crave IV.to demand back, require I.to seek in order to find A.to seek a thing B.to seek [in order to find out] by thinking, meditating, reasoning, to enquire into C.to seek after, seek for, aim at, strive after II.to seek i.e. require, demand A.to crave, demand something from someone The word is translated desire as in inner desire Lk 9:9 9 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him. Now according to the definition of ergon, thats a work, an inner desire ! And this Seeking of Heb 11:6 is an intricate part of what Faith is , and what Believing is. But now if we agree with the latter , that is "they believe because they are / were saved " Then thats Salvation by Grace , because we believe through Grace Acts 18:27 ! I recommend a article to be read that will give some understanding on what it means to believe and be saved, which is scriptural, versus the deceptive lie, to believe and get saved which translates into works salvation : http://www.oldschoolbaptist.org/articles/MustOneBelieveToBeSaved.htm I challenge anyone to review what this article states, and to provide refutation if they can, because if this point isnt grasped, we are in Eternal Peril !