As the body we’ve got to make sure what our belief is. Does our belief line up with the Word of God?
Understanding what the Word of God says and not just assuming what it says is very important. Some people say, well I’ve been taught this way or that way. Being taught is good as long as it lines up with the Word of God.
Belief in the Greek: ; persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself: – assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.
The Webster Dictionary definition of belief:
: a feeling of being sure that someone or something exists or that something is true
: a feeling that something is good, right, or valuable
: a feeling of trust in the worth or ability of someone
Belief of the Truth!
But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
2 Thessalonians 2:13 (KJV)
For God so loved the world!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 (KJV)
In this verse believeth in Greek meaning: to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), that is, credit; by implication to entrust (especially one’s spiritual well being to Christ): – believe (-r), commit (to trust), put in trust with.
I encourage us all to make sure what we believe and have faith in God! (Mark 11:22)