Based on everything that Scripture says about “faith”, the assertion may sound absurd to many evangelicals with good intentions. Hear me out. There are many sources out there that seek to apologetically support the concept of the title of this article. One such source that has garnered the attention of the masses is Josh McDowell’s book “Beyond Belief to Convictions.”
In the book section titled “Why believing is not enough” Mr. McDowell suspects that many will question the assertion that believing is not enough. After all, didn’t the Lord say “whoever believes in me will never go thirsty?” (John 6:35) Yup, sure did! In the very next sentence He says “but as I have told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.” Hmm? In that very chapter not only did they not believe, they deserted Jesus saying simply His teaching was too hard – remember, this is after witnessing a miraculous feeding!
In a Gay/Christian Debate article the writer states “I have come to believe, from a Biblical perspective, that God does not condemn gay relationships within biblical standards. From my study of scripture, theologians, sociology, church history, medical information, etc., I have come to the conclusion that the homosexual orientation is not something intrinsically condemned by God.” In her online autobiography Becki Jayne Harrelson says “After all, we’re talking about mythologies. It’s not like we can tune into ABC’s Nightline, get the definitive scoop on God or see an interview with Jesus.” Mythologies? Is that what Scripture has believingly been deduced to?
You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.
Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”( VS. 67-69)
Beyond Belief to Convictions. Is this the kind of belief that is true?