The Bible is like a large box that could be called the Book of BELIEVE. Inside the box are components that, assembled, build out our belief in Jesus.
Many claim to believe in Jesus Christ, but according to the Bible, they really don’t. How can you know that your belief is genuine?
The New Testament urges us throughout to believe in Jesus Christ. The well-known scripture John 3:16 explains that God loved the world and gave His Son so “that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Other passages promise that those who believe in Jesus receive forgiveness of their sins (Acts 10:43) and salvation (Romans 1:16).
BELIEVING IN JESUS IS OBVIOUSLY VERY IMPORTANT
In recognition of this instruction, many have been told that all they need to do is believe on Jesus to receive the benefit of all His promised blessings.
But what many do not understand is what Jesus and the New Testament writers actually meant by the directive to “believe.”
The vast majority of those claiming to be Christians today assume that this word simply means to recognize Jesus as Savior.
Its impossible to do more than believe until we believe. BELIEVE IN A BOX is a study of the components of believing.