We are all given the opportunity to worship God in eternity, the goal of every believer (Revelation 5:11-12; 19:5-7). We demonstrate our faith in Him by following His commands for rendering obedience to His gospel in all of the following ways:
Faith in the Gospel (Hearing & Believing)
Romans 10:17 tells us, ". . . faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ." Mark 16:16 tells us we cannot be saved without believing the gospel of Christ.
In Acts 2:38, Luke records that "Peter said unto them, 'Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'" Paul (Acts 17:30) says that "all men everywhere should repent."
To the Romans Paul declared, "For with the heart one believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation" (Romans 10:10). Acts 8:37 tells us the words the Ethiopian eunuch used to confess that Jesus was the Son of God.
Jesus said, in Mark 16:16, "Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned." Colossians 2:12-13 tells us through baptism we are "buried with Christ" and Romans 6:4 tells us that following baptism we are "raised to walk in newness of life."
Through John, Jesus tells His followers, "You may be tested and . . . you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life" (Revelation 2:10). James (1:12, 20) tells us that he who perseveres under trial will receive the crown of life and that we must be "doers" of the word.