The book of John is one of my favorite books. John 6:28-29 is a go to verse for me when I get tempted to help God along as he ministers to the this lost world. I will post it here with the comment that it was Michael Ramsden who drove home the truth of this verse.
28 So they said to him, “What shall we do that we can accomplish the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God: that you believe in the one whom that one sent.”
It was during this study that I found out that the word faith is not used in the book of John. I found that amazing that the Holy Spirit would inspire a book that described Jesus in all his glory and only use the word believe as it pertained to the deity of Messiah.
Just as a reminded if you do a word lookup for faith:
Same search with believe:
If you contrast this to Paul’s emphasis on faith it causes you to wonder why the difference?
I am certainly not setting up some theological show down here I am just wondering why? Has anyone else ever wonder why?