God is Holy and will not have sin in His presence. Without a sacrifice, the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin. (Hebrews 9:22) In the Old Testament we read that God called for the offering of an unblemished lamb as an atoning sacrifice for the forgiveness of the sins of the people. Jesus was the perfect “lamb of God” (John 1:29, 35) slain in God’s plan of salvation from the foundation of the world.
God’s plan all along was to send His son Jesus to die for us so that by placing our trust in Him as Savior we could be forgiven and gain eternal life. There was no better way for us to be brought into right relationship with God. There is nothing we can do ourselves to earn salvation. Salvation is by God’s Grace alone, by Faith alone in Christ alone. There is no forgiveness of sin in any other. There was no other way but God’s way.
You can learn more at our blog post: How does one become a Christian?
The real question seems to be, “Good enough for what?” To believe in Jesus is to believe that God was present in a particular human life–and if that is true, that life is of supreme importance for all of us. If Jesus is God, then learning about God and God’s ways, following Christ in everyday life and a host of things called, “Discipleship” become very important. Believing in Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord of your life is enough, and ought to motivate you to follow Jesus and live like Jesus. Simply passively believing is not enough, as even the devil knows about Jesus.
To become a faithful follower of Jesus requires spending time in God’s word, the Bible, learning about his life, his teachings, his character, his cause, his reliance on the Father, his commandments, and his perseverance in the face of many challenges. When you trust and believe in him intimately and imitate his life, that will be good enough. Ultimately, Jesus wants you to know him as your best friend now and for eternity.
If you would like to learn more about the gift of life that God offers, we encourage you to read our blogpost: How does one become a Christian?