Originally Posted by mikesova
Its a claim of the religion, not a reason to believe, as far as I can tell. Telling me that belief is all I need to reap the reward, doesn't make a claim any easier to believe.
It's the easiest religion to follow because it requires one step. Any other reason would fall under "I can't really tell you because you think the bible is hokum".
The reason to believe is because you are sinful man. Welcome to the club, we are all sinners. We have absoulty no way to get rid of all our sin so we deserve death. Christ lived a perfect life, died on a cross (in so many ways fulfilling OT laws), allowing us to be sanctified (cleaned) and have full fellowship with God.
You will never experience Grace or mercy from God intill you accept how much we all have fallen from his standards. From that understanding Christ can come show God's mercy to you and that Mercy and Grace will change your life forever.
It all starts with realizing your standing with God.