What it means to believe in Jesus

Apostle Paul outlined what it means to believe the gospel (the good news about Jesus) in a letter written to Christians in Rome about 2,000 years ago. You can find these verses in the New Testament of your Bible.  

We hope this page will be  helpful as you wrestle with understanding faith in Jesus.

The Problem

Romans 3:23
All have sinned and fall short of God’s glory.
Romans 3:10
As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one.”

The Consequences

Romans 5:12
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned.
Romans 6:23a
For the wages of sin is death.

The Scope

Romans 1:20
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

The Solution

Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

The Response

Romans 10:9-10
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

The Assurance

Romans 10:13
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Romans 6:23b
But the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The Result

Romans 5:1
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ
Romans 8:1
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus
Romans 8:38-39
I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.