What does it mean to “believe in Jesus”? It means more than believing that some man deserves to be called the Son of God.
It means more than saying a few prayers every day asking God to bless you and your family. It more than paying tithes, obeying commandments and offering sacrifice—and all the
other customs the Jews practiced in the Old Testament.
To believe in Jesus means more than trying to be a good person, paying your debts, refusing bribes and telling the truth. It means more than loving God and loving neighbour the way
the Jews were supposed to obey the two great commandments. To do all these things is wonderful and even necessary. But believing in Jesus demands something that goes beyond all this.