Do You Believe God or Merely Believe in Him? 7


Do You Believe God or Merely Believe in Him?

By Beth Moore

Do you take God at His word, believing what He has told us, or do you just believe in His existence and the salvation He offers?

Beth Moor came face-to-face with this question well into adulthood. At first, her response to God was, “Lord, of course I believe in You. I’ve believed in in You all my life.” Over time, the Holy Spirit led her to understand He was saying, “I didn’t ask you to believe in Me. I asked you to believe Me.” Beth’s study of the issue led her to write “Believing God,” first published as an Internet-only study. The groundbreaking Internet Study proved so popular that people requested it in print/video format.


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7 thoughts on “Do You Believe God or Merely Believe in Him?

  • Clark Walker

    Chum:

    We’re all sinners but the Good News is that Jesus Christ died for our sins on the Cross and said IT IS FINISHED!(meaning that He accomplished what He came to do as Savior of the entire world past, present and future).
    NOTHING can separate us from that love and Jesus Christ Himself has promised us that He will never leave us nor forsake us.
    We all have sinful natures and inherited traits that are less than admirable but when we realize through the seed faith that God has given us of what God has done for us through the work of Christ on the Cross we repent out of gratitude(i.e. we change course; we turn from darkness and move toward the light; we change our minds and move toward God instead of away from Him) and work out our salvation through the doing of good works to the glory of God.

  • Gary Amirault Post author

    The Rich man and Lazarus story is a parable. Visit http://www.tentmaker.org, key word “Rich Man and Lazarus” and you will find several good examples of what the parable means. It’s NOT about a place of everlasting punishment.

  • Gary Amirault Post author

    I’ve found that every person who said they went to Hell came back to testify of it. And they all believe they are going to heaven. So if YOU went to Hell, it obviously wasn’t eternal, was it? So whatever you think you experienced, you escaped it. You said you “woke up.” People wake up from dreams. If you really went to Hell, you wouldn’t “wake up,” would you?

  • marlene72owl@gmail.com

    if u remember the rich man who weny to hell,and begged God to let him go back to warn his brothers ,but god said they wouldnt believe.He,was suffering.And,he to could see the other side and hear,but have no part.U can feel the seperation.

  • marlene72owl@gmail.com

    I know the truth And I should warn u and others who u lead astray ,Ive died and crossed over and much more,and its nothing to brag about .God loved me first and has revealed to me,there is a hell.Its more like a seperation ,an never ending seperation in a dark grey gloomy place.At least thats my experience,and I was in a feild with a white piket fence around me,and I was only a grey shadowy figure with no mobilty,up in the air.I saw the most amazing light on the other side,and i wanted to cross over but i couldnt move.And,i saw my body sleeping,on the other side,then a man with long reddish hair and beard,and a petite women with short black hair came out of light.he looked at my sleeping body and said wake-up three times.I woke up.

  • Gary Amirault Post author

    This is a complicated subject, too much for a blog reply. There are verses that can be used to justify any of the positions. Ultimately I rely on verses like James 2:13 to bring it all home. “Mercy shall triumph over judgment.” Peace, Gary

  • chum khuvung

    Can the sins of the past -committed by fore fathers bear on the present generation?Or is it heriditary? and cannot be condoned?