In American culture we usually associate faith with belief. For many it isn’t even just belief, but specifically belief without evidence. To be a person of faith means to believe things without evidence, or even,contrary to evidence.
That is not how the Bible talks about faith.
Belief and faith are connected. Belief is the starting point of faith. The writer of Hebrews wrote; “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6; NLT)
Without belief faith could not exist.
That is because belief is the seed of faith. Belief needs to be planted and watered for the plant of faith to emerge.
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