Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” John 6:47-51
When we are witnessing to unbelievers we love to use Paul. We take the seeker down the Roman’s road or show them Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Don’t get me wrong, Paul is a great source to help the seeker, but why not go directly to the source? In today’s verses Jesus tells us what we need to do to be saved. He says “whoever believes has eternal life. Believe in what, believe in Him?
It really is just that simple, believe. God could have made it more complex and I think most of us wish that He would have. Believe, that just seems too good to be true. There must be a catch, nothing that great can be that simple. So we add things. You have to be baptized in order to be saved or you have to be baptized in just this way. You have to follow this or that rule or tradition in order to be saved. You have to confess at just the right time to be saved. Maybe you need to attend church on this special day to be saved or attend at least this many times. It seems there is no end to our conditions for salvation. If you drink alcohol, dance, play cards or gamble you can’t be saved.
Some have formed whole new religions because what the Bible teaches is just too simple. So they add rules so you have to travel to this particular spot on earth to be saved. Maybe if you follow all the rules you will not only be saved but become like God. But why stop at rules, just let everyone be saved just add different levels of salvation? Read this tract and be saved or this particular translation of the Bible or this additional holy book or writing and be saved.
We try so hard for something that is so easy. Believe and have eternal life. Jesus gave us one condition for eternal life, believe in Him. Nothing more and nothing less. God makes it so simple, it is man that tries to make it complex. Believe.
Have a blessed day,