At Brazos, we believe that the message of the Bible is that God loves us more than we can fathom, and because of His love for us, He provided the offer of eternal life and forgiveness of sin to everyone. Although surveys from all sources say that 90% of Americans believe in God, the sad reality is that most do not seek God’s Son Jesus as Savior.
Jesus said in John 14.6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." From His own mouth, Jesus says that He is not the best way to God...He is the only way!
So what does it mean to believe in Jesus?
- It means that we own up to our sin (sin is breaking God's law). We don't excuse it or justify. We admit it.
- It means to trust in Jesus' promise that He came to forgive our sin, if we will believe. Jesus died on the cross to forgive our sin – taking our punishment and taking our place. But the story doesn’t end there: Jesus rose from the dead, and in His rising, He gives us eternal life.
- It means turning from our ways and turning to God's ways. We believe Jesus’ promise for a new life to the point that we adjust to Him. We become followers of Jesus.