“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death unto life.” John 5:24 (NASB)
What is “My word?” “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:16-18 (NASB)
There is enough Gospel in those three verses to save the whole wide world if the world would hear and believe. Jesus left the bosom of the Father and came to man’s abode. He took upon Himself a body, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death–even the death of the cross; but before He died He finished the work the Father sent Him to do. He announced God’s love, He made plain the way of salvation. He taught in the streets, in the synagogues, from the mountains–and proved His ministry by the things He did. Nicodemus said, “No one can do these signs You do unless God is with him” (John 3:2). Even the officers who were sent to arrest Him declared, “Never has a man spoken the way this Man speaks” (John 7:46).
Why? Jesus gave the answer in John 6:33: “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.”