A very popular Bible passage is John 3:16. We see it every where, t-shirts, tattoos, bumper stickers...art work...
John 3:15-16: "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
-- I am wondering, why is it that people can take just this one passage and assume that if we "believe" in Jesus Christ we will be saved?
It seems that when people are introduced to today's Christianity they are brought to this passage and suddenly an entire church is built upon it, without as much attention to the rest of the Bible and what it says about being saved.
And then people ask, "Are you saved?" "Have you let Jesus into your heart?"
-- What does it mean, "...whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." ?
-- Is this passage interpreted literally when it is not meant to be so, like the Adam and Eve story and so much more within the Bible?
-- When I read this after having gained some knowledge from Gnosis about the real Path, what is this passage saying?