A Matter of Life or Death
return to the main player
Return to the Main Player

A Matter of Life or Death

John 3:31–36  (ID: 1162)

John’s Gospel confronts each of us with the question, “Am I a true believer of the Lord Jesus Christ?” Alistair Begg contrasts the blessings of belief in Christ, which brings life, against the reality of rejecting Him, which brings God’s wrath. True faith must involve both an assent to knowledge and a display of trust. We cannot remain neutral to Christianity’s claims.

31He who comes from above is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an earthly way. He who comes from heaven is above all. 32He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony. 33Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true. 34For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure. 35The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand. 36Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

Copyright © 2024, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.