How Is Belief on Jesus Connected with Salvation
This mediated message clarifies how is belief on Jesus connected with salvation. It shows that it is more important to focus on, and apply, what Jesus taught rather than just believing on him as a person. For related information, go to this page.
What Jesus Meant When He Said, “He That Liveth and Believeth on Me Shall Never Die.”
(August 15th, 1915 | Received by James Padgett)
I AM HERE. Jesus.
I was with you tonight at the meeting of the Christians and saw that you were thinking of several things that I had written. You wanted to tell the preacher of my Truths, but of course you could not. He took a text from the Bible which I am credited with having uttered, and I did, but it did not mean exactly what he explained it to mean. When I said, “He that liveth and believeth on me shall never die,” I was referring to the man whose soul was not dead in sin, and who believed the Truths that I declared—that is, God’s Divine Love was waiting to enter into and fill his soul with Its Essence and Substance, and, if that man by faith received that Divine Love, he should never die—that is, he would become immortal, as God is Immortal.
NO MERE BELIEF IN ME AS JESUS, THE MAN, OR AS THE SON OF GOD, IS SUFFICIENT TO GIVE A MAN ETERNAL LIFE. FOR WHILE HE MUST BELIEVE THAT I WAS SENT BY THE FATHER TO PROCLAIM THE GREAT TRUTH THAT HE HAD AGAIN BESTOWED ON MAN THE POSSIBILITY OF OBTAINING THIS DIVINE LOVE BY HIS PRAYERS AND FAITH, YET, UNLESS HE BELIEVED THIS AND BECAME THE POSSESSOR OF THIS DIVINE LOVE, HE COULD NEVER CLAIM ETERNAL LIFE.
I wish that the preacher would pay more attention to the Truths that I taught—that is, those Truths which showed men the Father’s Love waiting to be bestowed and the Way to obtain It—than to my personality.
I, JESUS, AS THE SON OF MAN OR OF GOD, DO NOT SAVE ANY MAN FROM HIS SINS AND MAKE HIM AT-ONE WITH THE FATHER. BUT THE TRUTHS WHICH I TAUGHT, AND WHICH WERE TAUGHT TO ME BY THE FATHER, ARE THE THINGS THAT SAVE.
I know the preacher’s attempt is to explain these things by the Bible, as he understands that light. But the Bible is so often obscured that, instead of preaching from light, preachers often preach from darkness.
FOR THESE REASONS, AMONG OTHERS, I AM SO ANXIOUS TO DELIVER MY TEACHINGS OF THESE TRUTHS TO YOU SO THAT THE WORLD MAY KNOW WHAT TRUTH IS AND WHAT THE INDIVIDUAL MUST DO IN ORDER TO OBTAIN ETERNAL LIFE OR IMMORTALITY.
I know that you are anxious to do this work, and that your soul is trying for the inflowing of this Great Love and the enjoyment of a close communion with the Father. So, keep up your courage, trust in the Father, and your worries will soon cease.
I will not write more tonight.
Believe in my love and desire for your success.
Your brother and friend,
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