Many in ages of time have said, “I believe in God.” But it is not enough to believe in God. James, the brother of Jesus, put this into perspective when he said, “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble” (James 2:19).
To believe in God and not believe in the only begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ is to not believe God; the word of God *John 3:16-18).
King Jesus expressly said: “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me” (John 14:1).
“For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honoreth not the Son honoreth not the Father which hath sent him. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; and hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man” (John 5: 22–23, 26–27).
Jesus is a human, and God has given him authority over all humankind and angels. Therefore, only those called and chosen who do believe in Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, whom God has put all things under, will inherit the next world without an end in New Heavens and a New Earth (Isaiah 45:17, 65:17-18) (Ephesians 3:21) (Revelation 21:1-3).