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Subject: Faith and Belief


q.gif (1639 bytes)   What is the difference between "faith" and "belief?"


a.gif (1659 bytes)   The words faith and belief are synonyms, that is, they are used interchangeably in Scripture.


Acts 16:31 says, "And they said, BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”  Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through FAITH; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.”   You have to “believe” on the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved.  You have to have “faith” to be saved.  Believe and faith are synonyms. 


Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt BELIEVE in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”  Luke 7:50 says, "And he said to the woman, Thy FAITH hath saved thee; go in peace.”  You have to “believe” to be saved.  You have to have “faith” to be saved.”  Believe and faith are synonyms.


In many verses of Scripture, the words are both used in the same verses. 


Romans 3:22 says, "Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference.”


Romans 4:11 says, “And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also.”


2 Corinthians 4:13 says, “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.”


Hebrews 11:6 says, "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”


The New Testament was written in Greek, and the words faith and believe are from the same root word.                         


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