I started thinking about this post while lying in bed. The question, are we what we believe or how we believe was on my mind and I decided to research the question on the internet. I know who we are in Christ and will speak about my belief later in this post. CNN did a study on the topic, we are what we believe. There are close to 8 billion on earth and according to CNN nothing distinguishes us more then what we believe. Here is the link address.
They have had over 600 responses and some of them I found to be extremly enlightening and others raised further questions. Many strengthened my faith and some led me to prayer.
There are quotes from atheists, a Buddhist, Faithful Christians, a Humanist, a Wiccan believer, Ifa (Yoruba religion), a Norse Pagan, a Hindu, a Multi-Faith believer plus many more. CNN concluded, for many who responded, that it doesn’t matter what we believe but how we react to what we believe.
Below are a few selected bible verses or us to consider for further study.
James 2:19- You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that–and shudder.
John20:31- but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.
John 20:29- Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.”
1 John 3:23- This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us
John 14:1- “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. (Jesus)
Romans 10:9- that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;
John 3:36- “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
John 3:16- For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
I am a Born Again Christian and I believe that I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, My sins have been forgiven and it is my desire to live a life that is acceptable to God. I may not do it perfectly but I trust In the faithfulness of God. I believe in Jesus.
This is one of my favorite scripture verses.
John1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.