"...Except ye believe that I AM, ye shall die in your sins."
–Jesus (John 8:24)
...Does This Even Matter?
What's the big deal?
Does it really matter what we believe about Jesus Christ?
Yes – it is extremely important.
It's literally an issue of life or death...of salvation or damnation – of Heaven or Hell.
"I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I AM, ye shall die in your sins." (John 8:24)
"He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath fo God abideth on him." (John 3:36)
"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven, given among men, whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)
Believing in only one God – not one God in three "persons" – is essential for salvation; it is the FIRST (main) commandment.
"...The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; the Lord our God is one Lord...this is the first commandment." (Mark 12:29-30)
"Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble." (James 2:19)