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Is Faith Different Than Belief

Is there a difference between faith and belief?

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 ---trey on 10/24/07
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Well I believe that Faith means in believing and trusting in your calling from God to fulfill his purpose. By nature we want to follow our own will and do to Gods will is a test. His will can be very uncomfortable.

Belief means to believe something in doctrine or something taught to us through generations. It can also mean that through our negative thought process we only "believe" what we feel. So, to believe can also be to put our trust in God even though we may feel he is not there. Believe in his WORD....ect...Bless you
---Renee on 3/6/18

No really they work hand in hand. When I want and need God to move for me, I believe in my heart that he hears me, and I have faith that he will do it. Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1. Read Hebrews chapter 11, it talks all about faith and belief.
---Rebecca_D on 10/19/08

Faith and belief are separate.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

A belief is a doctrine or theology that you follow. Beliefs are assumed truths.
A belief can be confused for the truth if it is error.
---Michelle on 11/12/07

Faith to belief ? Faith that god will answer your prayers and believe that he wont cause he's just playing us for a fool by giving us false hopes, cause nothing ever happens.
---pato on 11/11/07

Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen. Hebrew word for belief is Pistis which strongs defines as:persuasion,ie credence, moral conviction especially related to religious truth, salvation. Personally, I sometimes use the words interchangably. To have faith, you need to simply believe in the thing that you do not see as if it will be.
---jody on 11/8/07

Faith is something you put your heart into. Belief is something that you put in your heart. When we give or put our hearts in Christ, it is done in faith. All that we receive of Gods Word and able to understand, goes into our hearts as our beliefs.

So think of the two like this, our Beliefs will always be inside of where ever our Faith is. If you put your faith in muddy waters your beliefs will end up dirty, but if you put your faith in clean waters your beliefs will come out clean.
---Shawn.M.T on 11/8/07

the only truth is God,his son,,his spirit,his word. so there is only one truth, and one thing to believe.scripture tells us you absolutely can not trust the is living and following and believing in obidience, the things that Gods word says ,about himself, and his son, and the comforter that jesus would send.
---tom2 on 11/8/07

Blessings Trey, to believe is to accept something or someone as true or real. Faith is confidence in or dependence on a person, statement , or thing as trustworthy, and as far as Faith and Jesus Christ, We walk by Faith, not by sight. Just thought I would add a little to my previous answer. God Bless Trey!
---Cynthia on 11/3/07

Oops, I meant Faith is the confidence is something without proof, not trust, but hopefully you understood. Faith does not need proof, Belief does.
---Allie on 11/2/07

Belief is having confidence in something that has proof or is provable. Trust is having confidence in something that does not have proof.
---Allie on 11/2/07

Faith is about seeking and knowing Jesus with all facets of the human character. It's a "calculated faith" based on a preponderance of the evidence.
Intellectual belief without actionable faith is hollow and meaningless. A belief is an assumed truth.Thus, everything is a belief including this statement,any cognitive content held as true.We create beliefs to anchor our understanding of the world around us and thus, once we have formed a belief, we will tend to persevere with that belief.
---Lisa on 11/2/07

My opinion: Belief is actually believeing in something (easy), Faith is believeing in something without ever seeing it (not so easy).
---sue on 10/30/07

First of all, thanks for all the good answers.

My thoughts on faith and belief are as follows:

Faith is a fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22).

Belief is a work.
John 6:28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

Faith makes it possible for us to believe in God.

Bless you all in your studies.
---trey on 10/30/07

One Faith.Eph 4:4 [There is] ONE BODY, and ONE SPIRIT, even as ye are called in ONE hope of your calling,
---doug7835 on 10/30/07

These two words can be taken out of all proportions, that is why I prefer to use the words trust and complete trust. and belief, is faith. Something to ponder about I am sure.
---Janette on 10/30/07

Another way to define faith: If God is pushing a wheelbarrow across Niagara Falls, FAITH believes He can do it, TRUST means I will get in the wheelbarrow.
---Geraldine on 10/27/07

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Blessings to you Trey, Faith and belief go hand in hand. You cannot have faith and not believe, and you cannot believe and not have faith. They are identical twins so to speak. God Bless Trey!
---Cynthia on 10/26/07

I think there is an important distenction between the two. A belief is something one believes, that is not a provable fact but is believed absolutely. It could be about the nature of the universe, how one should behave, or how the universe treats one in some particular regard.

One's faith is the total perspective one has of the universe based on the sum of one's beliefs. For instance one could change his view on the death penalty and still have faith in God.
---matthew on 10/25/07

you can believe and dont have faith, but you cant have faith without believing. juist like you can have bricks and not a house but you cant have a house without a brick. faith keeps expectation alive while believing you are expecting from the right source, you believe without proof but with faith 1 need to depend on something
---tim on 10/24/07

Looks like faith and belief are the same word in the New Testament Greek.
---John1944 on 10/24/07

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well for a christian probably not.they go together.if your faith is strong you will believe,if you believe God then your faith may be is believing something that you cant see or touch,
---tom2 on 10/24/07

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