If you will believe that Jesus is God’s unique Son who died and now lives for your salvation (Romans 5:9-10), you can find rescue from eternal death (John 3:16), for “as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name,” John 1:12. One the other hand, Jesus said the consequence of not believing is to die in sin (John 8:24). If we believe that He is the Christ, the Son of God, we also believe that He is Lord, having been given “all authority in heaven and on earth,” Matthew 28:18. Do you believe?
An important thing to understand about the gospel of Jesus Christ is that it is something believed, and in that belief, obeyed (Romans 1:5, 16; 10:16; 16:26; 1 Thessalonians 1:8). Jesus said in Luke 6:46, “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do the things which I say?”
We are told about a sad situation in John 12:42-43, “Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.” We become fully aware just how sad this is once we understand that Jesus said, “whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven,” Matt 10:32-33. Truly, “with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation,” Romans 10:10. Have you confessed the name of Jesus? Click here to continue