The apostle John said that the purpose of his gospel was that we believe in Jesus as the Son of God,
John 20:31 “but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.
”What does it mean to “believe?” The word “believe” means trust. We are to trust that He is the Son of God and that he died four our sins.
John 5:24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.”
This means two things:
1. We must admit that we have violated a perfect God (no matter how small the sin).
2. We must trust or rely on the fact that Jesus paid fully for our sin by His death on the cross.
Will you right now pray this prayer?
“Father, I have sinned against you. I have no hope of eternal life other than Jesus dying for my sin. I trust His death for forgiveness of my sin. In Jesus name, Amen.”