What does it mean to believe in Jesus?
Rick Brentlinger Answers -
Excellent question Sajal. Many people have no idea how to believe in Jesus to get saved. The Bible says, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved"
But how does one believe on Jesus? How can we know we have believed on Him the right way? Do you know:
What it means to believe in Jesus?
Some people say, "I've always believed in Jesus. I've always believed the Bible yet I don't know for sure that I'm saved."
The little word "faith" sometimes confuses people - yet it is faith that makes salvation so simple and so easy that we have a hard time accepting it.
God does not want us to live in uncertainty. God wants us to know and understand what "believing" means. Therefore I want to tell you, as simply as I know how, what it means to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.
John 1:12 says, "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."
You know that Jesus is the Savior and that according to Romans 3:23, "all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
Everyone on earth is born a sinner. In plainer words, even little babies have a sin nature though they are not constantly sinning.
Everyone is born in sin and destined for hell
until God intervenes. But how does God intervene?
God intervenes in the person of Jesus Christ. You know that when Jesus died on the Cross, He was taking your place. He died for you as your substitute, your Savior - IF you will trust Him.
Romans 10:13 says, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
In other words, God says, "I have given you the record of how I love you, and I have sent Jesus into the world to die for you. I have told you that if you will receive Jesus, I will make you My child.
I have told you all of this in the Bible. Now when you are ready to repent
and receive My Son, just ask and I will save you."
We are saved:"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God, not of works..."
by grace alone
through faith alone
in Christ alone
Faith is believing what God said and then acting on it. Notice, I did not say "believing IN God," but believing God.
God says, "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
God wants you to BELIEVE Him. God wants you to KNOW you are saved because He said He would save you. That is believing God. He wants you to trust Him to do exactly what He said He would do - and He said He would save you if you call on Him.
Have you sincerely asked God to save you? Have you believed God? It does not matter how you FEEL about it - God wants you to believe Him and what He says in His Word.
Faith is believing what God said
He said if I would call upon Him, He would save me. I have sincerely called - and I know He saved me because He said He would.
You can pray right now and
trust Jesus as your Savior
"Lord Jesus, I need You.
Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins.
I admit that I am a sinner. I'm sorry for my sins. I repent and ask forgiveness.
I believe that Jesus shed His blood on the cross to pay for my sins.
I believe that you raised Jesus from the dead to prove that you accepted His payment for my sins.
I open the door of my heart and receive You as my Savior. I'm trusting you alone to save me.
Lord Jesus, please help me live for you all the days of my life.
Thank you for saving me from my sins.
In Jesus' Name, Amen."
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