Do we believe Jesus?

Of course, all Christians believe Jesus. Right? Sorry, but that’s wrong. Actually, do we even realize what “believe” actually means? Once again, I’m sorry to say that not every Christian does know.

Do we believe is Jesus?Seriously.  Today, believe doesn’t portray the same image as it did when Jesus was alive.

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There’s one article in this category that really sets the tone for Do we believe in Jesus?   It’s Are we supposed to Believe in God, Believe God or Follow God?

As the name implies, the answer to this all important question isn’t quite as simple as we might think. Or hope.

Do we believe Jesus?

If we go by today’s meanings of believe, believe in, and follow – most of us would have something different to say about all three terms.

But if Jesus meant something different from what we think about these terms, that difference could be, literally, life and death.  Not life and death here on this earth.  Rather, life and death for eternity.  All because we think believing Jesus means one thing – but Jesus thinks it means something very different.

For example, if we get it wrong, we could end up hearing the words as the end of this passage from Matthew’s Gospel:

Mt 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

Honestly, I don’t want to hear the words I never knew you from Jesus.  I pray that you don’t either.

This category, do we believe Jesus, goes into depth on those three important terms – believe, believe in, and follow.

Here are the articles in Do we really believe in Jesus?

Are we supposed to Believe God, Believe in God or Follow God?

Are we supposed to Believe God, Believe in God or Follow God?

Are we supposed to believe God - believe in God - or follow God?  Are those three sets of words all different?  Or do they ...
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children - brothers and sisters

Whoever loves God must also love his brother and sister. No exceptions.

Whoever loves God must also love his brother and sister.  That's not from me.  It's from 1 John 4:21.   And it's a command from God.  ...
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Can I trust what I think I know?

Can I trust what I think I know?

Is what I know real knowledge or just knowledge?  Well, that depends.  Knowledge has a dictionary definition.  But there's also a social component related to ...
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We believe in God. Or do we?

We believe in God. Or do we? (Part 1)

We believe in God.  That's a common answer when someone is asked, "Do you believe in God?"  But, is that really true?  I've been amazed ...
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I'm gonna be like you dad

I’m gonna be like you dad

Just in case you didn't catch the difference there - besides the answer changing from "probably not" to "no" - two of the words were ...
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Do you need to know "why?"

Do you need to know “why?”

With our culture today - with our mindset today - if we had really been there - would we have behaved like they did? Or ...
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Is God really on your side?

Is God really on your side?

OK - the passage does say if God is for us. However, does that mean God is on our side? I'd say - far from ...
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Nobody ever went away from an encounter with Jesus saying, “That was a good talk.”

Nobody ever went away from an encounter with Jesus saying, “That was a good talk.”

... if you're thinking something like Jesus is good to talk to - or a good moral teacher - or the same as other religions ...
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Maybe it’s not up to you to fix what’s broken

Maybe it’s not up to you to fix what’s broken

I, for one, am glad I don't have to fix all those eggs. I'm really happy that I don't have to fix the world's problems ...
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Needs and Wants

Needs and Wants

... as Christians - we learn the God will give us what we need - whether we want it or not, but not necessarily the ...
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