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Faith Versus Belief

What is the difference between faith and belief?

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---Elena9555 on 5/6/14

Faith can also look back to what has happened, but we did not witness

Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

Belief would be:
Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Psalms 19:2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

Psalms 19:3 [There is] no speech nor language, [where] their voice is not heard.

I can see the heavens, I believe that God created it
---francis on 12/8/12

What is the difference between faith and belief?
---trey on 8/23/12

Belief MAY be in what you see, FAITH is ALWAYS in what you do not yet see

2 Peter 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were EYEWITNESSES of his majesty.

2 Peter 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

2 Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
---francis on 12/8/12

Perhaps as different as "lamp" and "light".

A lamp can be seen during the day. A light can be seen at night.

I have no idea why I wrote that.

Faith and belief and believe all depends on the grammar structure of the sentence.
---jan4378 on 12/8/12

Bro.Mark you are so right! I really know because not long after I went out today.The Lord began I feel talk to my heart...she is not ready & like I felt it exactamente asi mismo usted me diga aqui con Rrazon hermano! Yes I say exact the same way you tell me here! I am very gratefull to all, thankyou bro.Mark
I have been so worried because.for the children.Today she.move with her family so I am glad about that.You are right. I ask the lord able to do what nobody can do.She alot of my mom. God bless you!
---ELENA on 12/7/12

Sis. Elena, you do not need another man. Some woman do, others don't. Second, you've done nothing wrong concerning your friends. For this reason I speak of God's work everyday. You cannot make anyone believe what you believe, or see what you see or feel. Salvation is the work of God not man. We give the gospel and God does the work. A passage concerng God's Work.
"Then they said to Him, "What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?" Jesus said to them,
"This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent" (John 6:28,29).
This people like you wanted to know what more could they do. You've done what you can do. Leave it to God. Move on to others who will hear the gospel Truth.
---Mark_V. on 12/7/12

This for bro.MarkV. May the.lord bless you, hope you when ever give me some true spiritual & scriptural advice. I spent some days a mom & kids.long story short she eventually new apt.praying, talk bout God/ did not talk alot bout me, she & been 2 other women say same "ELENA you live God, I want to let them know yes, I been through some things similar but I am nothing to put on a pedastal. My point IT is possible to live for God without a man. Concern about they turn a way ( had dreams all nite )I feel like how can be better witness help ...they need the lord.They all tend to shy away now.where did I go wrong?
---ELENA on 12/6/12

Mere assent to God's truth is not saving faith, according to the Bible [John 8:31-46, Acts 8:13-24, James 2:14-26]. Neither is total commitment of oneself to Jesus as Lord a form of saving faith. Such a view places too much emphasis on the act of belief, as opposed to the object of belief----Jesus Christ. In Hebrews 11, faith was already present in the experience of many people in the Old Testament as a key element of their spiritual lives. The prophet Habakkuk taught that "The just shall live by His faith" [Hab. 2:4]. Believe, believer: To place one's trust in God's truth, one who takes God at His word and trusts in Him for salvation. Faith: A belief in or confident attitude toward God, involving commitment to His will for one's life.
---pat on 10/29/12

scripture teaches scripture

Romans 4:5
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Galatians 2:16
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
---kathr4453 on 10/28/12

No difference at all! I rather use the word knowing rather that believe. You see, There is a demonic type of faith, for even demons believes. And then, there is salvation type of faith, the kind that will get you to heaven.
---pat on 10/24/12

Believe all you can,but it takes blind faith to truly believe that no matter how it might look. GOD is there! some will say "walk away"! try best give faith real chance to work! Get self out of the way! stay focus and watch God do much more than you ever have to make room for your miracle! Love is one example, so great JESUS died for us,with god all things are possible.Heb.11:1,John 3:16 .
---ELENA on 10/23/12

Belief means to accept something that one thinks is true. Faith, as being translated from the greek word Pistis (Strongs 4102,) means pursuasion, and implies a guarantee. In the Bible, it is used to show that God pursuades us, rather than we convince ourselves only. When the Bible uses the terms your faith, it is not refering to the faith one produces, but God operating in one.
---Glenn on 9/20/12

Faith and Belief - Difference
Faith has no definition in life or dictionary except that of,
Hebrews 11: 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Faith then is a substance that comes from God which enables us to believe, belief requires visible recognition to function,
John 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
---spinter on 9/20/12

There are many beliefs we can have over the course of our life. Some of these come through upbringing, and others through association. There are many wrong beliefs taught in schools, work, and religion. Beliefs can change over time because many have beliefs that have no support and when confronted by other people who have more support for their belief adults can change beliefs over time. Faith is different. Faith has two parts, human faith and spiritual faith. Spiritual faith is given by Gods Holy ghost and it is for things hoped for yet not seen. faith by the holy spirit abiding in us, of knowing God will deliver on his promises.
---Follower_of_Christ on 9/20/12

Phl 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

Col 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself, by him, [I say], whether [they be] things in earth, or things in heaven.

Creedalism has confined and limited the grace and purpose of God.

Scripture does not confine salvation to the religious ones only.

There is a Power greater than the creeds of Chrisendom.
---Phil on 8/29/12

OK, next question for you bible scholars:
1) belief required to go to heaven?

2) What about the countless millions who've died and never heard the name Christ? Did they all go to hell?
---trey on 8/28/12

Belief/faith of Christ is required for life in the next age, beyond this present wicked age, or eon. (Gal 1:4, Luk 18:30).

Only the Body of Christ obtains heavenly celestial benefits.

Israel is later resurrected to flesh and age-lasting life on earth, provided they keep the law as outlined in the Lord's testimony on the Mount.

Everyone goes to"hell" (sheol) at death, as did the Lord. No one is changed til He returns. (Dn 12:13)
---Phil on 8/29/12

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\\1) If faith and belief are the same thing, then is belief required to go to heaven?\\

SINCE they are the same thing. The Greek word *pistis* means trust, faith, and belief. *pistos* means trustworthy, faithful, and believable. *pisteuo* means trust, believe, and have faith

\\2) What about the countless millions who've died and never heard the name Christ? Did they all go to hell?\\

Yes. Emotional appeals don't go very far when compared with scripture. Whoever does not believe is concemned already, because he has not believed in the Name of the Only Son of God - John 3:18
---James_L on 8/28/12

OK, next question for you bible scholars:
1) If faith and belief are the same thing, then is belief required to go to heaven?
2) What about the countless millions who've died and never heard the name Christ? Did they all go to hell?
---trey on 8/28/12


The words in the Greek are interchangable.
---Phil on 8/28/12

\\Then my thought is that one could have faith from the Holy Spirit, but not believe.\\
---trey on 8/27/12

Huh ? ! ?

Maybe you don't understand the nature of faith, that it IS belief.

Maybe you've been influenced by the camps which erroneously think that faith is something active, and which is "placed" or "directed"

Faith, according to Romans 4:21-25, is assurance, or confidence. To be convinced.

When you become convinced of God's promise, you have faith. In other words, you believe the promise.

Faith is belief. To believe is to have faith, and to have faith is to believe.
---James_L on 8/28/12

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If faith is an attribute of the fruit brought forth in us by the Holy Ghost:
Gal5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

and then I read Romans 3:3
Rom3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

Then my thought is that one could have faith from the Holy Spirit, but not believe. If I did not believe in Christ, would that change the fact that he came and died for me? If then he paid the price for my sins and due to my unbelief I went to hell, wouldn't that mean that Christ paid for my sins and yet I still had to pay eternally for my sins? Let me ask this, "did Christ die for the sin of unbelief?"
---trey on 8/27/12

FAITH is the practice of what you believe.
---Adetunji on 8/25/12

there are at least four ways "believe" is used:

1) believe that something or someone exists.

2) Believe things "about" someone or something

3) believe what someone says, that they are trustworthy.

4) Believe "in" someone, to have confidence in, and hope in, someone's abilities and intentions.

We are called to (2) believe that Jesus actually came in the flesh, died and was raised, etc (3) believe what God's promises are trustworthy (4) believe "IN" God and His Son, that God will count righteous anyone who has confidence in Jesus' death as their only hope of eternal life.

Scripture says the devil (1) believes God exists
---James_L on 8/25/12

Jas2:19 Thou believest that there is one God, thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

Does this mean the devils have faith?
---trey on 8/24/12

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Belief is known by the mind. Faith is known by the heart. More distinct is the difference between faith and TRUST. If God is walking across Niagara Falls on a wire, yor faith knows He can get across. Your TRUST lets him carry YOU across!
---Geraldine on 8/24/12

No difference!
---1st_cliff on 8/24/12

Faith and belief can both mean trust in Jesus. If you have faith in Jesus or have real belief in Jesus, You trust and obey Him.

But belief can be only accepting an idea or information, but not doing anything about it.

So, it depends on what you mean by faith and belief.

If my house is on fire and you tell me this and I really believe you, I am not going to only believe what you say and thank you for the information > I am going to be acting to get out of the house! Like this, if I have faith in you, I am acting on what you say.
---willie_c: on 8/24/12

faith - from the greek word pistis.

belief - from the greek word pistis.

believe - to have faith

swallow the camel, strain on the gnat.
---aka on 8/24/12

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Belief says something is real/there/present.
Faith says something is real/there/present so that I can do this action.
---Scott1 on 8/24/12

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