"And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent... I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world... For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me... I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world... Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word" (John 17:3,6,8,14,20).
"The Lord Jesus Christ tells us in this passage how people are saved--through hearing and believing the Word of God. There is simply no other way to be saved. It matters not how much we might think it unfair. It matters not what man thinks about the subject. It is God and not man who makes the decisions about life and death, heaven and hell. It is man's part to accept the Truth as God gives it in Holy Scripture. And the truth about salvation is this: All men are lost sinners because of Adam's rebellion, and only those who hear and believe the Gospel will be saved. The endless philosophying, fretting and questioning of the ecumenists will not change these solemn truths. Their questioning is a clever subterfuge to hide the stubbornness and unbelief of their hearts."