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Choice - Belief in Jesus as God

The same Jesus who preached repentance also preached:

" ... whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?" (John 11:26)

"... The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!" (Mark 1:15)

" ... Then Jesus cried out, 'When a man believes in me, he does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. When he looks at me, he sees the one who sent me. I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. As for the person who hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge him. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save it. There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; that very word which I spoke will condemn him at the last day. For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it. I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say'." (John 12:44-50)

"If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me." (John 14:23-24)

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16)

"Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age'." (Matthew 28:18-20)

We were created in the likeness of God, given the ability to make choices, and told to work. We have also seen prophecies and their fulfillment. We have seen how God provided a way, a method, and a plan for man to be reconciled unto Him. Jesus preached repentance, a turning away from sin and all ungodliness. He taught us love, goodness and righteousness. He also preached belief that He was the Messiah, the Christ, who came to Earth as the perfect sacrifice for our sins and that obedience to His commands proves our faith in Him.

His teachings were with authority, in fact, all authority was given unto Him following His resurrection. His teachings were different from anything seen or taught, requiring a change in attitude toward fellow man and God. His message was of love of God rather than self, a change in lifestyle.

"This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome," (I John 5:3). "And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love." (II John 1:6). "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." (John 13:34)

"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched-this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us." (1 John 1:1-2)

1. Jesus has all authority.

2. A person can believe Jesus but does not have to do what Jesus requires; i. e., obey.

3. Jesus preached
      Only believe on Me
      Believe and change lifestyle, repent.
      Make disciples and baptize them.
      All the above.
      Both A & B.
      Both B & C.

4. Jesus requires a change in attitude toward
      All the above

 5. As a witness of Jesus what did the apostle John say?
      I saw Him
      I Heard Him
      I touched Him
      He is Eternal Life
      All the above
      None of the above

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