He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. [John 9v38]
It’s taken about 2000 years but “belief” has relocated. It went uptown!
The understanding of belief in the scriptures is something that emerges from the heart. But in the years since that age, modern people think of belief as a function of the mind.
In our contemporary understanding, someone is presented The Story and ultimately are convinced by the evidence that they concede in their minds the claims of scripture are generally true. The challenge with this kind of critical approach is that it creates critically-minded “believers” who then struggle with owning it in a way that lead to transformation.
Biblically speaking, belief emerges, not just from the mind, but also from the heart.
This is why believers would often respond to their new faith with worship… They were in love! And that’s more fully the process that people in the new testament would understand as believing. What they understood (mind) created the response of worship (love).
Love the Lord your God will all your heart, mind and strength. And love others.
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