Here is the thirteenth of fourteen main doctrines that are taught by La Luz Del Mundo. When you see me post more than one doctrine it is because these doctrines are very similar in subject and therefore are covered by the same scripture references.
After each doctrine(s), I have listed scripture verses that address the particular doctrine(s) in question. Please read the doctrine(s) and the verses with your Bible so that you my fully appreciate the the scripture in context, and read out loud even if you are by yourself.
(Romans 10:17) - "Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ."
#13 - “It is not enough to believe in just Jesus Christ. We must believe in the one sent of God, the man Samuel Joaquin.”
Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."
Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.
By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;"
Then Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?"
Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him.
Then Jesus cried out, "When a man believes in me, he does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me.
"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,
Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
But when they believed Philip as he preached the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
So if God gave them the same gift as he gave us, who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could oppose God?"
No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are."
They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household."
Paul said, "John's baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus."
This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference,
but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.
But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.
My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don't show favoritism.
And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.
Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.1
THIS LIST IS A DIRECT WORD SEARCH OF "BELIEVE" IN THE NEW TESTAMENT. AS YOU CAN SEE NO WHERE IN THE SCRIPTURES DOES THE ORIGINAL APOSTLES RECORD, AT ANY TIME, THAT WE MUST ALSO BELIEVE IN THEM IN ORDER TO RECEIVE SALVATION.
MUST YOU BELIEVE THAT THE MESSENGER IS A TRUE AND AUTHORIZED BEARER OF THE MESSAGE? YES.
BUT THE POWER IS NOT IN THE MESSENGER, BUT THE MESSAGE!
God's blessings through our Lord Jesus Christ as powered by the Holy Spirit, Amen.