Hey, "Alumni," I am glad you are educating "Norton," who has his own short checklist.<quoted text>
Yes, we are no longer under the old covenant (the law of Moses). We are now under the New Covenant which was established on Mt Calvary when Jesus died for our sins.
We are now under the Grace of God. Yes, it is by the grace of God we that are now saved - but, this saving grace of God (although it is free) does not come without any effort from us.
1. HEAR, 2. BELIEVE, 3. REPENT, 4. CONFESS, 5. BAPTIZED, 6. Then we must live faithful to God the remainder of our lives - and follow God/Christ's teachings which are found in the Bible -and we must never renounce God & return to a life of sin...
Why, "Norton" says the only thing one has to do is believe!
Clearly, salvation is not "free"!