3 Bible Tips: Believers
Christians, the followers of Jesus Christ, are also called "believers" in the Bible. "God's Word has a good reason for calling them believers. In the New Testament the Greek word for faith is, in virtually every instance, the same word for belief" ("The Crucial Role of Faith").
1. We can ask God to strengthen our belief—our faith.
"Jesus said to him, 'If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.' Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, 'Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!'" (Mark 9:23-24).
2. Belief should lead to action.
"You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, 'Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.' And he was called the friend of God" (James 2:19-23; see Genesis 15:6 and 22:1-18 for the story of Abraham).
3. Those who believe and obey will receive the gift of eternal life.
"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?'" (John 11:25-26).
What Bible tips would you add?
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