Believing Doesn’t Make You a Believer

Posted: August 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

The fact is, not everyone who “believes” is truly, biblically, a believer.  For instance, I like to minister to people I’ve never met when I’m out, in town, at a store, wherever.  Whenever I ask them about Jesus, or if they know Jesus, almost every time I get the same answer…  “O ya man, I believe…I believe in Jesus.  I believe in God.  I believe all that stuff.”  And that’s about as far as it goes for them.  They “believe”.  Their belief doesn’t affect their life, it doesn’t have to, it’s just a belief. And from what they’ve heard, thats all you have to do, believe. However, to biblically be a believer, means that you are faithful, reliable to Jesus.  It means, that at salvation you trusted Christ, and now as a follower, He can begin to trust you.  Because you are showing Him that you are indeed faithful.

This has huge implications for those who call themselves believers simply because they hold a religious belief , thinking that is all that is required to be a “believer”.  And it even has huge implications for those who truly do follow Jesus but preach this concept as the truth.  If this applies to you, I pray you consider these things and let the Lord help you, let him reveal his word to you, personally. If this does not apply to you, great! Now you have the knowledge and understanding to teach others!

So here’s the conclusion, you can hold a religious belief that says Jesus is alive and is who He says He is for the rest of your life, but it isn’t until you entrust your life to and become a faithful follower of, Jesus, that you can be called a believer, biblically.

The truth is, the bible teaches this concept over and over again, but in different ways, therefore I could point you to many other scriptures that support this same truth.  However, I don’t want you to take my word for it.  As a matter of fact I want to show you how you can test the concepts that I am teaching.  This brings me to Part 2 of this blog.  In my next blog I will show you how I personally discovered this truth, and why I believe every Christ follower should use these same tools to discover this truth and others on your own.  I believe that Part 2 will be of much more value to you (and not quite as long) so please, check back here soon and join me in part 2 of “Believing Doesn’t Make You a Believer”

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