All professing Christians confess that they believe in Jesus, but very few do. Their works prove that they do not really believe in Jesus, and that is why they will not have eternal life. They will perish in their sins and deception if they do not repent and prove by their works that they truly believe in Jesus.
Salvation is through faith in Jesus alone. There is no other way to be saved, but faith without works is dead. Our faith in Jesus is proven by our obedience to Him. Jesus gives eternal life to those who follow and obey Him. Those who disobey Him will perish. Jesus said:”Why do you call Me Lord, Lord and do not what I say?”
Jesus commands that we follow Him, that we turn away from sin and from doing our own desires and ambitions, to follow His ways, His commands and His guidance.
Without faith it is impossible to please God. To follow Jesus means to act in faith, to walk in faith, grow in faith and to live by faith. “But My righteous one will live by faith; and if he might shrink back, My soul does not take pleasure in him.”Hebrews 10:38.
To follow Jesus is a journey of faith, day by day, obeying and following Him. It starts with repenting from our own ways, abruptly turning, changing direction, turning from sin, evil and self gratification, living righteously, holy. Be baptized in water, in obedience to Jesus. Seeking Him, His guidance and His approval, and Jesus will reveal Himself to you. He will speak to you, teach and guide you.
Many professing believers never take the first steps of obedience, never repent, never stop sinning, never be baptized in water. They never get on in their walk with Jesus because of UNBELIEF. They never really believed.
Do you follow and obey Jesus every day in faith? Do you live by faith, or is your confession of faith just empty words?
May Jesus bless you.
As you say “All professing Christians confess that they believe in Jesus, but very few do. ” The majority of those who call themselves Christian do not believe Jesus is the son of god but have made them in their god. The majority does not want to accept that Jesus is a human being sent and authorised by God to be a saviour, mediator between God and man and to be a high priest before God, him now sitting at the right hand of God.
The majority in Christendom does not want to become part of the body of Christ in Christianity where lovers of God accept Christ as their Messiah. There in Christianity we find those Christians who acknowledge that Jesus is the way to God (and not to himself) and the way to salvation (through faith in Jesus alone). “There is no other way to be saved” as you rightly say and like many name Christians forget that even when believing that there is a God or a god (what the satan or adversary of God also believes) such faith without works is dead. Like you rightly say “Our faith in Jesus is proven by our obedience to Him.” Jesus shall return to judge the living and the dead and to give eternal life to those who followed and obeyed him and his heavenly Father, the Only One True God. Without obedience to the commandments of God a person shall not be able to enter the Kingdom of God.
I just found you and really appreciate your exhortations. Bless you dear brother!