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The Two Parts of “Believe”

A while back I asked what it is to be a believer.

Same idea, for Christians, what does it mean to “believe?”

Years back, John Fichtner of Liberty Church in Marietta, GA dug into what it is to believe, across many sermons and handouts and such. Our English word doesn’t really address all it means.

My super-short summary. There are two parts to ‘believe.’ Believe is like breathing, an exhale and an inhale:

    Exhale: accept that selfish wants will never satisfy (die to the lie)
    
    Inhale: receive God's Purpose, Power, and Spirit


Of course, this doesn't mention Christ's work, so that has to be part of the meaning

Many theologians would also say that believing, or more specifically being a disciple, has a cost.

If you are a Christian, how does that match your understanding of “believe?”

Old question revisited, how is ‘believe’ different from ‘faith’ or ‘trust?’

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