Let me start this discussion by making a statement that may startle some, “we didn’t get saved by what Christ did alone.”
We actually got saved by responding to what Christ alone did. The point here is this, what Christ did, He did for all, every single human being on the earth.
However, the only ones who benefit from his work are those who act upon it. They first heard about it then accept it to be true, believe it, and then act upon it.