It would seem that the gospel can be boiled down to four statements - God loved. God gave. We believe. We receive. (based on John 3:16). It this making things TOO simple? What would you all say is more that you would HAVE to know before becoming a Christian. What would you have to DO beyond this to become a Christian? As for me, I would say that these four things are all that a person would have to know and do to become saved.