Many Christians think that they will have salvation if they believe in Jesus and confess their faith. They quote selected verses from the Bible like John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” and John 11:25,26: “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies. 26And everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die.“ However, those were not the only words that Jesus spoke.
He also said to His disciples: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe ALL that I have commanded you.”Matthew 28:18-20. He commanded His disciples to make disciples who OBEY ALL His commandments, not just some of them. He said:”teaching them to observe ALL that I have commanded you.”
Jesus did not just command His disciples to tell them to believe or to teach others just to believe in Him. He said:“Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. 16WHOEVER BELIEVES AND IS BAPTIZED will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” Mark 16:15,16.
The words of Jesus, are the words of eternal life, His commandments, His teachings, as also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The only way to have the HOPE of eternal life is to OBEY Jesus. Believe, repent, be baptized in water and OBSERVE/OBEY ALL that He commanded, or else you will not have eternal life.
May Jesus bless you.