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What does it mean to “believe” in Christ?


A:

The word “believe” in the Bible means more than simply agreeing in our minds that something might be true. It means “trust”—that we believe so strongly in God that we are willing to commit our lives to Him and live the way we know He wants us to live.

Suppose you were walking along a path and you came to a bridge which crossed a deep canyon. You might look at it and believe that it would hold you, and you might even see other people walking across it so you know it would hold your weight. But so far, your “belief” in the bridge is only in your head. When do you really believe the bridge will hold you? You only really believe it when you are willing to commit your life to it and actually walk across it.

It is the same way with Christ. Yes, we can believe that God exists, but God wants us to come to know Him personally. And He has bridged the gap between us by sending His Son to remove the barrier of sin and become that “bridge.” To believe in Christ is to commit our lives by faith to Christ—to trust Him personally as our Lord and Savior. Our prayer is that you will come to truly believe in Christ.

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121 Comments

  1. Clement says:

    God is so great and whosoever believes in Him through Jesus Christ shall never be lost

  2. Samuel Commey Malachi says:

    I am really excited and blessed this morning. This has made me come close to God and I have seen how great He is.

  3. Henry Kubheka says:

    I really enjoy your contribution. God bless you.

  4. Gordon Brown says:

    I am a new believer in Christ. Through reading the Bible and praying constantly, I thought I was on the right track. The more I study and pray, the more overwhelmed I get, especially when it comes to two words: believe and faith. Wanting to know if the rabbit hole has a bottom, or if I’m just not getting it.

    1. Jessica Price says:

      While learning, studying, and praying, don’t forget that satan is going after you constantly. Not only will he confuse you and turn the Bible’s truths into lies, he will make you feel lost and overwhelmed. He will do ANYTHING to discourage you and pull you away from God. Often times, we feel like the Word should be a challenge or we need to do more than believe and have faith to receive salvation. It’s hard for us to understand that it’s not our work or will, it’s God’s. The next time you feel overwhelmed, clear your mind and say “Ok God, teach me to hear You.” Many times, we work so hard to learn and understand that we can’t be still and listen. Be still and know that I am God. Just be still, know Me, dwell on Me the way I dwelt on you.

  5. Clinton says:

    Please, I want to know what I should do apart from the fact that I have repented, to build my faith in God.

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Clinton,

      Sure. You can take a free online course at and you’ll also have an online mentor.

      Here’s a link that may be helpful: GoingFarther

      God bless you!

    2. bm says:

      Talk with him about all things. Good things, bad things, big things, small things. Bring them all up in conversation to him and learn to communicate with him. Learn about him and create a relationship with him. Seek him out.

  6. Pastor George G. Williams says:

    The greatest thing in life is to live for God.

  7. Ron says:

    Let Billy Graham know that I love him and will see him in Heaven. I saw him in Shreveport, Louisiana when I was 6. I am now 73.

    1. Madge says:

      Franklin, I saw your Dad in 1983, in Sacramento, California. Thankful to God that I was invited by a co-worker, named Patricia, to see your evangelist Dad. That memory is etched in my mind. God keep you and yours safe and happy!

  8. Mosha Majhi says:

    God give me strength to believe in Jesus!