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Belief in Jesus

Jesus’ teachings about belief in Him are central to Christian faith, highlighting the importance of faith, trust, and commitment to His teachings. Here are several relevant verses from the New Testament:

  1. John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
  2. John 14:1 – “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.”
  3. John 11:25-26 – Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
  4. Mark 16:16 – “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”
  5. John 6:35 – Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”
  6. John 20:29 – Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

From these verses, we can derive three key takeaways about believing in Jesus:

  1. Belief as the Foundation for Eternal Life: The cornerstone of Jesus’ message about belief is the promise of eternal life. Belief in Jesus is not just an intellectual assent but a trust in Him as the Son of God who offers salvation and eternal life to believers (John 3:16).
  2. Belief Transforms Fear and Doubt: Jesus encourages His followers to believe in Him as a means of overcoming fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. Trusting in Jesus and God provides a foundation of peace and assurance in the midst of life’s challenges (John 14:1).
  3. Belief Without Seeing: Jesus places a special emphasis on the blessedness of those who believe without having seen Him physically. This underscores the importance of faith and trust in Jesus’ presence, promises, and power, even when we cannot physically see Him (John 20:29). This aspect of belief highlights the value of faith based on the testimony of Scripture and the experience of the Christian community, rather than solely on physical evidence.

These teachings emphasize belief in Jesus as central to Christian faith, involving trust in His identity, reliance on His promises, and commitment to living according to His teachings.

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  • Greg Gaines

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