Some people wonder why it is necessary to believe in Jesus in order to be absolved of your sins. Does it really matter if you accept Him as the Son of God? Isn’t it just good enough to believe that there is one God who created the universe?
No, it’s not good enough. God demands that you believe in Jesus specifically for salvation. Here’s the reason:
“The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands.” (John 3:35)
As usual, it’s all about love. God will not allow sinners to ignore what His Son did for them, because He loves His son. It would be dishonoring to Jesus if God the Father were to forgive sinners for willingly ignoring Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.
Yes, God loves the whole world, but He also loves His son. Those who truly love God will love the Son as well.