Many people in ages of time even have said, “I believe in God.” But it is not enough to believe in God. James, the brother of Jesus, put this into perspective when he said, “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble” (James 2:19).
To believe in God and not believe in the Only Begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ is to not believe God and the word of God (John 3:16-18).
Jesus is a human, and God has given him authority over all humankind and angels. Therefore, only those called and chosen who do believe in Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, whom God has put all things under, will inherit the next world without an end in New Heavens and a New Earth (Isaiah 45:17, 65:17-18) (Ephesians 3:21) (Revelation 21:1-3).
“GOD, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, [HATH IN THESE LAST DAYS SPOKEN UNTO US BY HIS SON, WHOM HE HATH APPOINTED HEIR OF ALL THINGS, BY WHOM ALSO HE MADE THE WORLDS]; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high” (Hebrews 1:1-3).
“[FOR THERE IS ONE GOD, AND ONE MEDIATOR] between God and men, the man Christ Jesus: who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:5–6).
“[JESUS CHRIST THE SAME YESTERDAY, AND TODAY, AND FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8). “Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, [WORLD WITHOUT END]. Amen” (Ephesians 3:21).
JESUS says: “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for [IF YE BELIEVE NOT THAT I AM HE, YE SHALL DIE IN YOUR SINS]” (John 8:24).
“For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me” (John 6:38).
“Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father” (John 6:46).
“All things that the Father hath are mine” (John 16:15).
“[THE FATHER LOVETH THE SON, AND HATH GIVEN ALL THINGS INTO HIS HAND]” (John 3:35).
“I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE]” (John 10:30).
“[I AM COME A LIGHT INTO THE WORLD, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH ON ME SHOULD NOT ABIDE IN DARKNESS]’” (John 12:46).
“[I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: HE THAT FOLLOWETH ME SHAL]L not walk in darkness, but shall have the [LIGHT OF LIFE]” (John 8:12).
“[IF ANY MAN WILL COME AFTER ME], [LET HIM DENY HIMSELF], and [TAKE UP HIS CROSS DAILY], and [FOLLOW ME]” (Luke 9:23).
“[AS LONG AS I AM IN THE WORLD, I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD]” (John 9:5).
“[NO MAN CAN COME TO ME], except the Father which hath sent me draw him: [AND I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY]” (John 6:44).
“[FOR AS THE FATHER RAISETH UP THE DEAD, AND QUICKENETH THEM; EVEN SO THE SON QUICKENETH WHOM HE WILL]. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: [THAT ALL MEN SHOULD HONOUR THE SON, EVEN AS THEY HONOUR THE FATHER]. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and [BELIEVETH ON HIM THAT SENT ME, HATH EVERLASTING LIFE, AND SHALL NOT COME INTO CONDEMNATION; BUT IS PASSED FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE]” (John 5:21-24).
“[HE THAT REJECTETH ME, AND RECEIVETH NOT MY WORDS], hath one that judgeth him: [THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN, THE SAME SHALL JUDGE HIM IN THE LAST DAY]” (John 12:48).
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but [MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY]” (Matthew 24:35).
“[I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD; AND, BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE], Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).