I would like to know the specific meaning of the word "believe" in John 3:16 when it says whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
Many people that I know say that they believe in Jesus but they are not Christians but they think that they are going to Heaven because they have a head knowledge or at least believe in a Creator God that created all things. Please tell me what the deeper meaning is of this incredible word. Is there a Hebrew or Greek meaning of this word that differs from what most people are thinking that this word means? The passage in John 3:16 sounds like if you just believe that there is a Jesus that this is all that you need to get to Heaven