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What does it mean to “believe” in Christ?


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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  1. Javier says:

    I believe Jesus. I trust that his commandments are true. And I believe that he would not tell a lie. I read the Bible and obey his commandments predominantly. However, I don’t believe that all of the accounts written of him are true. 1 +1 = 2. I believe this because it makes sense. I believe that Jesus commandments are true because I’ve seen people suffer, myself included, by not obeying him. However, it does not make sense for a man to heal the blind, walk on water, etc… the way he did. Therefore, I believe in Jesus Christ, however I do not accept all of the accounts written on him as true. God would not tell a lie, but a man will tell a story.

    1. Javier says:

      I cannot prove the miracles he performed within the New Testament. However, I can attest to the changes he has brought forth within my own life. Prove that Jesus Christ is real and true? I’m not who I was and that’s the only proof I need.

  2. Penny Goodchild says:

    I found this comment about belief, and the story attached, very helpful.
    Thank you.

  3. Willie Mason says:

    This site helps me alot when i study GOD word .

  4. vanlalrema says:

    I am satisfied by your words

  5. labani phiri says:

    Truly believing simply means to trust in something given onto you for a given purpose

  6. Pace says:

    I’m at a very difficult crossroad. I am (currently) a lukewarm christian but I want to change. I have accepted Jesus as my lord and savior and I truly believe in him and trust that he will not forget me but I’m not sure if that’s all I have to do to be saved and taken in the coming rapture. please ease my stress and help me follow the right path in Christ.

    1. BGEA says:

      That’s wonderful that you want to follow the path of Christ! Here’s an article on salvation that may help:

      If you’d like, you can also connect with someone from our team online. Just look for the chat button on this page:

    2. Curt A says:

      Pace, thank you for your sharing and your question. Here is an answer for you from God’s Word. First, salvation comes only by the blood of Jesus. He died for you to save and forgive you of your sin. Acts 2:38-40 tells mankind how to have their sins forgiven. You must repent. This means turn your life to God and live for him. See Luke 9:23, Luke 14:28, Matt. 28:18 and John 8:31. Jesus calls you to be his disciple (student, pupil, follower). If you have true faith in Him, (which means: knowledge, agreement, trust, and commitment) then you can be baptized (baptizo-Greek, fully submerged in water) for the forgiveness of your sins. This is what it means to “accept” Jesus as Lord. Followed by a life living for and following Him.

  7. Humberto Cantu says:

    Very well put! Thank you for clearing that up.

  8. Devon Henry says:

    Well said. Thank you so much

  9. Bongani says:

    i really need help….i’m a christian but still committing more sin and I don’t have more clarity and open mind about christ. i love God so much and need to grow in understand word of God….i do believe that christ is my lord n saviour. please give me update

    1. Tim says:

      Remember that your sin does not make you who you are and that God does not know you according to it. God knows you as the person He has delivered from sin and you must learn to see yourself the same way. Don’t be discouraged when you fall, it is part of the process of learning to depend on God entirely. Continue to believe in Him and His reality will be manifested within you for the whole world to see!

  10. james Brockett says: