What is Belief? John 12:44-50
Authentic belief in Jesus is a life transforming trust, a reliance, a dependence upon, a confident hope in God. In this sermon Pastor David explains how Jesus ended His public ministry with a call for such belief, a call to trust His word. To trust in Jesus, is to trust in the triune God as revealed in the Bible. If you trust God, you take Him at His word.
And Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me. 45 And whoever sees Me sees Him who sent Me.
46 I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in Me may not remain in darkness. 47 If anyone hears My words and does not keep them, I do not judge him;
for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.
48 The one who rejects Me and does not receive My words has a judge;
the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day.
49 For I have not spoken on My own authority, but the Father who sent Me has Himself given Me a commandment, what to say and what to speak.
50 And I know that His commandment is eternal life.
What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told Me.” John 12:44-50