24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
There is always only ONE action on our part necessary to receive salvation. It is not an action of accomplishment, nor is it even possible without the inceptional inspiration of God in that causation. The only thing we can offer is Belief, the act of trusting and acknowledging that it is Gods work, it is accepting His Son as our Lord. Its the knowledge that His life and blood paid the price for the sin debt placed over our heads.
God is a very just, loving and fair creator. He never forces anything upon us, There had to be some element of our free will, our choosing, our selection, reserved for the closing of the circle in communion with Him. This is surely that bit. Believe and you shall receive.
How fortunate mankind is to have this opportunity. It is mind boggling to think so many walk around in utter oblivion. It is assuredly the deceptional haze brought about by generations of willful disobedience. Sodom and Gomorrah were cities, now its as if its a condition, migrating and permeating the heart of man, into a way of life and a culture of consumption, conceit and carelessness.
It is not wise to reject or discredit something unless one has thoroughly thought it out, researched, meditated and persued the option. Thank GOoDness that God accepts us just as we are but never leaves us that way! If a person is on the fence about God but truly wants an answer, He will give it. Whether or not they concede and repent is their own choice. It has to be this way.
What a person believes, their convictions, whether by default or on purpose, can either serve them or trap them. Allow the Holy Spirit to reveal false convictions. Allow for the emergence of thought that leads to personal communication with our Creator. No matter what the scholars of this world and all their scientific hypothesis may conjure, nothing of the sort overrides His master plan for His creation.
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He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.
Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.
Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life.
But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die.
I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world."
This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever."
Then Jesus cried out, "Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me.
But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
1 John 3:14
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death.
1 John 5:13
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.