Theologies have a MASSIVE problem in the pages of what they incorrectly call the “new testament”.
The problem is what does the Bible state and teach is the definition of TRUE BELIEF…
The masses of people like to proudly say since they believe in Jesus they will be saved.
But is there any truth to that conclusion at all?
To understand John 3:16 one has to know what how the Scriptures define the word BELIEVE.
Thank God this puzzle is solved for us in many, many places in the Bible but in no place more conclusively, and for all time, that the 3rd chapter of Hebrews!
Belief is unchangeably connected to OBEDIENCE in Hebrews 3:18-19
There is not even a remote argument against this as the wording shows us people who disobeyed could not enter into God’s rest because of UNBELIEF.
Disobedience = UNBELIEF.
That is settled and not in question.
But, the writer of Hebrews has been very careful to state UNBELIEF = Disobedience in regard to the Israelite’s who came out of Egypt and died in The Wilderness because they did not obey God’s Commandments.
Thus, Hebrews 3 makes it unquestionably clear TRUE BELIEF did NOT change over thousands of years.
But, the writer does not stop merely with the discussion of what is True Belief…
Just a few words later in Hebrews 4:2 the writer of Hebrews makes it unquestionably clear that the Gospel which God’s Son preached and The Gospel the Apostles preached was the same, exact, Everlasting Gospel that Moses preached to the Israelite’s in The Wilderness.
There is absolutely no question about what is being communicated here:
What was preached in The Wilderness? THE LAW.
What is The Gospel of God’s Son? THE LAW.
What is The Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven? THE LAW.
What was Paul’s Gospel? THE LAW.
What was Peter’s Gospel? THE LAW.
What was John the Baptist’s Gospel? THE LAW.
If you do not keep The Sabbath and all THE LAW of God the Father then you neither love God or His Son because you are not living TRUE BELIEF as defined in all The Scriptures and most exactly in Hebrews 3 & 4.
People trapped in false theologies are imprisoned and made slaves in a place where they cannot truly believe in God or His Son.
They have substituted false belief for true belief and now say the false thing is good:
Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Romans 1:25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
Those who do not keep The Sabbath and all THE LAW have exchanged the truth of God for a lie.
If a person does not keep The Sabbath of YHVH God then they worship “the creature” otherwise known as theology which caters to self desires.