Faith Is Believing
Salvation Bible Basics
John 3:16 – ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’ How does a person get everlasting life? It is by believing, by faith. We find this truth all through the Word of God. It is by faith, it is by believing, that a person is delivered from perishing, from eternal Hell, and translated to a relationship with God which gives him everlasting life. That is God’s way of salvation.
But you can’t be convinced that you need to believe God until you are first convinced that your way of looking at things has been all wrong. Most people see themselves as pretty good people. They are doing the best they can, and they think that when they get to heaven they will be able to work out a deal with God. But the Bible says in Proverbs 14:12, ‘There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.’ That way which seemeth right unto a man is trying to get to Heaven by good works, by doing the best you can, and thinking God will overlook your sin. But the end of that way is death, eternity in Hell. You can’t be saved until you first admit that your way is wrong. You must admit you are a sinner and in need of a Saviour. A lot of folks try to skip repentance. But you can’t skip it and get genuine faith. It is impossible.