NO charge, it is all on the house. GOD (Romans 8:32 tells us)
did not spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shallow he not with him also freely give us all things?
Gift or merchandising
So why are there strings attached to the gift of salvation in some churches? Maybe they are not churches but are Satan’s synagogues. People are shamelessly trying to make everything reflect the transactions of the law of Moses/God and the patriarchal age. In most cases that practice results in waste.
And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. Luke 5:37-38
The part of gift people do not want to accept is that part that says no creature can pay for the life of another. In the kindergarten games perishable things are precious. Gold, silver, flour, spices, and animal blood were at the centre, now they are useless. So are any work of righteousness – the filthy rags we dare to imagine God is interested in.
God’s Son is not a loan. What an amazing generosity! Shall we not give Him everything?