banner
 
  Home >> Blogs >> SOME BELIEVE AND HAVE FAITH... OTHERS BELIEVE AND LIVE BY FAITH !!!

this user is offline now  gacaputo
Send message

Subscribe
Gender: Male
Status:
Age: 76 Years

City:
State:
Country: United States


Signup Date: 03/03/2009

Categories:
  Religion & Philosophy
  Life

Archive:
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
April 2003
March 2003
February 2003
January 2003
December 2002
November 2002
October 2002
September 2002
August 2002
July 2002
June 2002
May 2002
April 2002
March 2002
February 2002
January 2002

Who Gives Kudos:
alexmason (2)





 

12:58 PM   [14 Oct 2012 | Sunday]

SOME BELIEVE AND HAVE FAITH... OTHERS BELIEVE AND LIVE BY FAITH !!!

Faith is the essence of the Christian belief. The entire principle of our religion is based purely on faith and it is the most importance aspect of being a true believer. If we examine the doctrine given to us from within the Bible, there is absolutely no evidence that any of it is, in fact, true. We do know certain events took place because both the Jews and the Romans were extremely accurate with their record keeping and kept voluminous reports of almost everything that occurred during these times, but the rest of the information that we get is from stories that may or may not be true. We know that there was a person named Jesus born to Mary and Joseph and we know that the records tell us that a man named Jesus was crucified. But, with the exception of those few events, we really know nothing to be absolutely true as the Bible tells us. So, we need to find a reason to believe that the rest of the information is true and that would be very difficult. It all comes down to faith…

But, there are different kinds of faith. There is the faith that we believe everything in the Bible is true and accurate and this is the kind of faith that Satan attacks constantly. Because there is no real evidence of many of the biblical events, he attempts to create doubt in our minds about certain claims that the Bible makes. Scientists are always coming up with various natural reasons why certain things happened on the earth, but after examination, they find a flaw in their theories and have no real evidence other than Divine intervention, but will never admit to that. So, we believe that everything occurred as the Bible tells us through faith. However, there are many individuals that have experienced certain events in their lives that cannot have happened without Divine intervention and their faith becomes very strong as a result. But, this faith is about things and events and is necessary to claim Christianity.

However, there is another kind of faith that requires more than just believing that certain events took place as the Bible tells us. This other faith is what makes us a Christian and not just claiming to be one. And, that is living in faith in accordance with the doctrine and principles given to us from within the stories and lessons… Saying that we believe is much different than living by what we say that we believe, and few actually do this. Jesus tells us many things that we should do and if we did, our lives would be without stress and we would find a sense of peace and contentment. But, obviously, few take the advice of Jesus because most people live with increasing stress as the world becomes more complicated and we cannot understand what we should do. But, the answer is simple and that is to have faith. As the world around us becomes more unstable, the importance of faith in the words of Jesus become more important because He tells us that no matter what happens, that we will be fine…

The world is upside down and it most likely is not going to get any better. The leaders of the world are totally unqualified to run their countries and create problems from which there is no recovery. But, a true believer need not be concerned with these problems because we have the promises of Jesus. Many people are finding that they cannot afford the life style that they would like to have or their entitlement checks are getting smaller and they become very worried as to how they will cope. The answer is very simple and that is to have faith. Not the faith that tells us that the Bible is accurate, but the faith that Jesus will always keep His promises that we will be fine no matter what happens to everyone else. Worrying never solved a problem nor changed it, in fact, it makes it more difficult to relax and calm down and believe in the words of our Lord, Jesus. He will never let us down, but we can create circumstances for ourselves with worry that cause us to miss the miracle that Jesus will give to solve all of our problems … So do not just claim faith, but live in faith and the more that you do, the easier life becomes because Jesus told us that and believing Him is called faith !!!

Mood:
- 2 Comments - 4 Kudos - Add comment 

  Comments
alexmason | Sun Oct 14, 2012, 16:10

this user is offline now

Home run! What you wrote is just what Ive been needing to read! My life has just recently been turned aroung by God and through His Grace I want to stay with him forever until he takes me home!

Alex


midnightmum | Mon Oct 15, 2012, 20:10

this user is offline now

I agree! These are the very words I needed to read on the very day I needed to read them!


 
|
|
|
|
|
 
Copyright © 2009 - 2012 True2ourselves. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission is prohibited.