“…that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
God has given to us not only an affirmation and expression of his love, but also, to anyone and everyone, the opportunity to experience his love and a quality of life that is eternal in nature. To believe is a wonderful present tense participle that is characterized by a continuing pursuit of the life of faith that is to be found in Christ Jesus. Belief is never qualified with adverbs or adjectives such as completely, sincerely, deeply, etc. Doing so would make the possibility of salvation the result of human effort instead of the exclusive working of God’s grace and mercy.