19 Go [c]therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” [d]Amen. – Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV
Notice the words, “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them…”, Jesus didn’t say, once they have accepted Me as their Savior, leave them and go on. No, He said “make disciples”, this is a process sometimes referred to as sanctification. It is teaching them by word and deed to follow the example set by Jesus, to live a life totally sold out to Jesus and doing whatever it takes to build up His Kingdom here on earth. Remember the model prayer that Jesus taught His disciples, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Now, don’t get me wrong here and please pay attention to this. No, I am not adding anything to salvation. That message is simple and straightforward.
Romans 10:8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Once you have done that, you are saved, your ticket to heaven is paid in full by the blood of Jesus and nothing else is required. But if you want to please God and really enjoy your journey, you need to learn to participate in activities that build up the Kingdom here on earth. There is nothing on earth to compare to the joy and peace you can have when you are walking arm in arm with Jesus.