1st John 2:22-23
1 John 2:22-23 “Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist—he denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.”
Here’s where we get back to all the religions that say, “But, we’re all praying to the same God, there’s just different ways to get to Him.”
First you have to believe Jesus is who He said He is: the Divine Son of God. He fulfilled all the scriptures. If you believe He who He said He is then the rest is easy. Because He also said He is the way and the only way.
God chose sending His Son to earth as His means of revealing Himself to us and also a way of opening the barrier between man and God caused by sin and if we refuse Jesus and everything He said as truth – then we refuse God.
It is our reaction to Jesus that our relationship with God depends. Earlier in this study we learned about the animal sacrifices in the Old Testament and that God forgave the people because they had faith that what He told them about the sacrifices was true. Same thing here. God says He forgives our sins if we confess them and believe in Christ.