The Importance Of Belief In God

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How is this possible? That whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:15, 16
Yeah, so? Well, here 's the thing: Believing leads to everlasting life. But only believing is not enough. If one believes in God, they would believe what Jesus said when He stated, I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. Believing that Jesus is the Son of the living God and the Messiah (Matthew 16:18) means believing, trusting and doing His every Word. Jesus is not the Messiah without being the Son of God and Jesus
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What 's your point? All baptisms are not from above. Baptism is essential to salvation, it is NOT optional. Jesus said do it, therefore it is required for one to be saved. When a sinner is converted to Christianity, he is not only following the commandment to be baptized, but he is being baptized into the doctrine of Christ, that is, doing what is commanded regarding the Christian-to-Christian relationships, husband and wife relationship, Christian-to-non-Christian relationship, parent and child relationship, child and parent relationship, Christian-to-Christ relationship, Christian-to-God relationship, how to worship, what to believe, what to tolerate, manner of living. When one is baptized, he is added to the Lord 's church, the church of Christ, just as the Christians were added on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:47). When one is baptized in the Lord’s church, it is at that point that he becomes a child of …show more content…
He has not returned to call His saints home yet because He is patiently waiting on more sinners to become saints. God does not desire for anyone to go to Hell, but He knows there will be some who will (Luke 17:22ff). He desires repentance, therefore repent and turn to Him while we are blessed to live to see this day because tomorrow is not promised to anyone. Whatever state we are in spiritually when we die is the indication of where we will spend our eternity. The author of Hebrews is saying the same thing: while we still have time, repent today. God is patient and His patience will eventually run its course. One word that will never be heard again in Hell is ‘repent.’ Perhaps those in Hell would long to hear that word just one last time; however, it would be too late. That being said, God’s patience and mercy is a blessing. And this is the reason many in the world are blessed but not

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