John 6:40 reads;
(NASB): For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.
St. John stated two things for a Christian to be worthy to be raise up on the last day and merit the entrance to God's Kingdom in Heaven.
- First condition is a Christian must "Behold the Son".
- Second condition is a Christian must "believe in Christ".
This two condition is the Will of the Father, and Jesus teaches us that only His followers who are doing the Will of the Father can enter God's Kingdom in Heaven.
Matthew 7:21-23 (ESV): Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
The second condition, believing or having faith in Christ can be done thru knowing Christ by reading and meditating the Sacred Word of the bible.
How about the first condition of "Beholding the Son"?
The meaning of the word "behold" is;
In both the Online Dictionary and in Merriam Webster dictionary the definition of BEHOLD is a transitive verb meaning:https://blog.catholicwritersguild.com/2011/12/behold.html
1: to perceive through sight or apprehension : see
2: to gaze upon : observe
The specific question is focus on the first condition, "Behold the Son".
What is the understanding of Christian denomination on John 6:40 who only espouses "Faith in Christ alone saves"?
John 6:40 clearly teaches, Faith in Christ alone is not enough, a Christian must also "Behold the Son" to follow the Will of the Father.
This question is specifically address to all Christian denominations who embraced "Jesus alone saves".