We have to have Jesus’ teachings and obey to be saved. When one hears the message that saves, if you believe the message but do not believe you are a sinner that needs to be forgiven, then you are not saved, even though you believe. Why is there such a misunderstanding about how we are saved. We are saved by faith and obeying Jesus. We are not saved by works of the law, like circumcision. People think that obeying Jesus is a work, but that is not so. It is not a work to confess sin and repent. It is not a work to do good. We are supposed to do good. It is not a work to stop stealing or cheating on your wife. The law does not just mean not to steal, commit adultery, etc., the works of the law were circumcision, it is a written code with regulations, for worship, and an earthly sanctuary. Gifts and sacrifices were required for worship and the earthly sanctuary. They are only a matter of food and drink and various ceremonial washing---external regulations. God forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. Therefore, we are not to let anyone judge us by what we eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration, or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of what were to come; the reality, however, we find in Christ. On the Sabbath day, the law said that no one could work, not to even lift objects. Do you see the correlation from Sabbath day no works to no works for being saved? Jesus is our Sabbath rest, we are saved by faith, and not of by works. A NO WORK rule was in place for the Sabbath day. Just like we are saved by faith and NO WORKS; however, Jesus says it is UNLAWFUL to do evil on the NO WORK day of the Sabbath, and Jesus said it was LAWFUL to do good on the NO WORK day of the Sabbath, see Luke 6:9. For people to misconstrue that no work means we do not have to repent from doing evil before Jesus saves us is absurd. Jesus tells us to believe and repent, Matthew 4:17. God knows are hearts and if we are truly contrite, Acts 15:8. The message that saves is a message that says Jesus died for sinners, Acts 11:14. If we hear the message that saves, yet do not believe we are sinners and need to stop sinning, then God will know this.