believing in Jesus saves
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Then opened he their understanding [minds], that they might understand the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved [was necessary for the] Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission [forgiveness WU] of sins should [will WU] be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I [am going to WU] send the promise of [what was promised by WU] my Father upon you: but tarry ye [wait] in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued [clothed] with power from on high. Lk 24:45-49
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead [dies], yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? She saith unto him, Yea [yes], Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should [was to WU] come into the world. Jh 11:25-27 (Click gold Scripture references for Principle Interrelations)
When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught [catch] of the fishes which they had taken: And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth [now on] thou shalt catch men. Lk 5:8-10 (Peter, after Jesus provided a miraculous catch of fish.) Believe that God wants to and can purify us to the point where we can live in His presence and join Him in His work. As the harmful ways are purged out, we find we like it Gods way. You may never suspect it to be so until it happens, but it's true. Perhaps it's because God created us for good in the first place.
And there came a leper to him, beseeching [begging] him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt [are willing WU], thou canst make me clean. And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed. Mk 1:40-42, Mat 8:2-3, Lk 5:12-13 Jesus makes us clean on the inside too.
Verily, verily [most assuredly], 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. Jh 5:24
And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth [looks to WU] the Son, and believeth on [in] him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. Jh 6:40
I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he [the one I claim to be WU], ye shall die in your sins. Jh 8:24
Verily, verily [most assuredly], I say unto you, He that believeth on [in] me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. ........ It is the spirit that quickeneth [gives life]; the flesh profiteth [counts for WU] nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. Jh 6:47-51..63 The spiritual meaning of eating bread is accepting, internalizing, and making your own the full teaching and way of life, and The Life, God offers through belief in Jesus Christ; believing His way is The Way.
Do not think that I will accuse you to [before WU] the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust [have set your hope]. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? Jh 5:45-47 You may think you belong to God, but yet not really believe.
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