Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed. But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.
For all of the complexities of trying to understand Heaven, the universe, evolution, and on and on, Eternal salvation comes down to a very simple “yes or no”. We can kick and scream all that we want. We can be confused, perplexed, vexed, and so on. It just doesn’t have to make complete sense for us to Believe in Christ. A simple “yes” will do. There are many things in this life that we believe in that don’t make complete sense to us. If you have ever been on the receiving end of the countless barrages of “why’s” from a Kindergartner trying to understand something, you know what I mean. At some point with the Child, you often end-up saying, “because that’s just the way it is.” Everything doesn’t require a full-explanation in order for us to believe in it. The universe was created by our Creator and science just can’t explain everything. We end-up believing in our universe without understanding it fully. The same holds “True” for Christ. Most of the Apostles and many Disciples were brutally-murdered for refusing to turn from Jesus. They had to have seen Him resurrected and/or knew someone who had. And, Saul (the Osama Bin Laden against early Christianity) did a 180 degree turn to become Saint Paul. The persecuting Pharisee became the martyred Saint that wrote most of the New Testament via the Holy Spirit. He must have seen and heard Jesus. Now, I can’t rightly say that I understand all that happened 2,000+ years ago, but I can Trust that Something pretty incredible happened that so inspired the world that it’s estimated that by 313 A.D. over 2 million Christians were martyred for believing in Christ. That’s enough to help anyone to Believe.