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Q:

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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95 Comments

  1. Olivia says:

    This is like totally right.

  2. vitaliy says:

    I was born in a christian family , but I just dont know if I am a believer. I want to believe but I feel like there is just something holding me and not letting . I feel like I just cant.

  3. Tashonda Slover says:

    I love evangelist Billy Graham and his teachings and the captivating and powerful way God uses him every time he speaks.Although I believe that the answer does not go in depth enough for the question.