This famous one verse, John 3:16, shown by itself over and over has DECEIVED MANY into thinking all we have to do is believe. But please read further what Jesus fully said. I also include what Jesus clearly says later in John 15 — which is usually, today, read (and sung) backwards — twisted into “never let go”:
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God didn’t send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. 18 He who believes in him is not judged. He who doesn’t believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God. 19 This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does evil hates the light, and doesn’t come to the light, lest his works would be exposed. 21 But HE WHO DOES THE TRUTH comes to the light, that his WORKS may be revealed, that they have been DONE IN GOD.”
5 I am the vine. You are the branches. He who REMAINS IN ME, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 6 IF A MAN DOESN’T REMAIN IN ME, he is THROWN OUT as a branch, and is withered; and they gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned.
“Never let go” is a myth.
We must abide “in Him” — “that the world will know” (John 17)!
“Only believe” + “never let go” = DISASTER
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”