According to scriptures, all born into the human race are born spiritually dead, condemned, separated from God by sin, and if they die without Christ will experience the “second death” which is the lake of fire. Also, being that God has declared that all of our righteous deeds are like filthy rags, man is totally unable to do anything to save himself and is completely helpless and without hope. However, God in mercy sent Jesus Christ into the world to die and pay for our sins. He was buried, rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven. As the one mediator who gave himself a ransom for all, Jesus Christ is the only way for dead, condemned, sinners, to be saved. He promises life after death, no condemnation, and that we will no longer be dead spiritually, but alive in our spirit in this physical life. What must a man do in order to receive this everlasting life and be born again in our spirit?
Believe On Him
“Then said they unto Him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered, and said unto them, this is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent.” John 6:28-29
When these men asked Jesus what they had to do in order to satisfy God, the answer was very clear…BELIEVE ON HIM!
Please consider the following scriptures:
“…that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
“He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed…” John 3:18
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” John 6:47
“…Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Acts 16:31
“And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ…” 1 John 3:23
Hear My Word And Believe On Him
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” John 5:24
Looking at this verse again, please notice the two criteria listed in order to receive the promises: “He that HEARETH my word, and BELIEVETH on him that sent me…”. God has promised everlasting life, no condemnation, but it is promised only to those who will HEAR and BELIEVE.
Believe Him And Receive Him
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12-13
What did these people do to become “born … of God?” According to this Scripture, they RECEIVED him by BELIEVING on his name. All who RECEIVE him today, by BELIEVING on his name, shall also be born of God.
All That Believe Are Justified
“Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)… whom they slew and hanged on a tree: Him God raised up the third day…To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.” Acts 10:36,40,43
“…Jesus…slain…God raised him from the dead… …through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins; And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.” Acts 13:23,28,30,38-39
Both Peter in Acts 10 and Paul in Acts 13 preached that “remission of sins” or “forgiveness of sins” would be to those who believed on Jesus Christ who is the Lord.
Believe With Your Heart
“…believe in thine heart” “…with the heart man believeth unto righteousness…” Romans 10:9-10
According to this Scripture, those who believe in their heart will be made right in God’s sight.
“Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)… whom they slew and hanged on a tree: Him God raised up the third day… that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.; …through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins;” Acts 10:36,40,43,13:23,28,30,38-39
we beg you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:17