Believing

 

How does one know for sure that their beliefs are real?

How does one know - for sure - that their belief in God is real?  How do you know, before you are tested, that you truly and wholly believe in God?

Belief is relative - different people think of it in defferent levels.  What is a firm belief to one might be viewed only as a casual preference to another.

How do we know if we are true believers?

How do we know if we are sincere or are simply acting out of fear - the kind of fear that persuades us to act against our own conclusions , not the kind of fear that God promotes?

 

If one is not a true believer, can God forgive them?

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36-40, M
1 Response Mar 15, 2010

When a man of God puts genuine efforts into explaining their faith in the only true God with the only one true religion and only one true belief with only one true Spirit;<br />
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“The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:14<br />
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When a man of God takes the words of Jesus Christ very personal and direct that are written in John 15:18-19; its because that individual is not of this world.<br />
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“If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own; but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”<br />
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It is only when a person takes the words in Proverbs chapter 2 as their followed instructions for life that God becomes their only teacher. Please take very careful note of the words of God in this chapter because only He can be the one who supplies wisdom with knowledge and understanding. Next note Isaiah 28:9 on how God is always searching for students with the words in 33:6 that show that only wisdom and knowledge can make one stable. Now read Hebrews 5:14 to feel the results of a learned man of God.<br />
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When a man of God is mostly alone in life, not liked, not believed, not understood, judged, accused of heresy with condemnation; but still strives to love all with the love of Christ as the commandment in John 13:34; it is because he is being led in truth by the only true God.<br />
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When an individual goes through 39 months of seeking brethren and any little helps possible in unwavering faith while living in one very low and difficult form of life only to be ignored and judged with cruel words or had many a kind word spoken about love and care with not even a crumb in actions that God weighs [1 Samuel 2:3] Its because they are not of this world and only see Paul when he was being stoned, of hungry, or cold and naked; or Job who lost everything only to be left in horrible pain, or Jeremiah being let down into the mire to die, or Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego being thrown into the fiery furnace or all men of God through history that had hard lives while never blaming God or others but just accepting God’s cards of life in the way they have been dealt because just as the men in Hebrews chapter 11 we have the faith of things hoped for which is the evidence of things not seen.<br />
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In the lives of men of God; only God is looked to with absolutely no confidence in man. Psalms 118:8<br />
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And with those words only God and His words of truth are believed rather than all of the twisted doctrines and traditions of man that make the words of God of none effect.<br />
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Only submissive humble men of God know God by His Spirit of Truth rather than the spirit of error that leads this deceived world. 2 Corinthians 4:4, Ephesians 2:2, 1 John 4:1, 6, Revelation 12:9<br />
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Then the Holy Bible becomes our heartbeat with the words within as our blood-flow for life, only then do we have our assurance of the whole truth and nothing but the truth; so help me God!<br />
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And yes; God will forgive all in the 2nd resurrection at the great white throne if they choose repentance.<br />
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The greatest hate or dislike comes from church people because what a man of God tries to warn them all of is 100% opposite from what the father of lies has placed into their minds as the prince and power of the air. So what does that mean? Its all in the hands of God.<br />
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Romans 9:18, John 6:37, 39, 44, 65, 17:24.<br />
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Let God become your teacher; and the truth will set you free because you follow Christ while striving to be as he was in all of His ways and actions that were left as an example to follow in His steps. But man and buildings called churches prefer the ways of man that Christ had no part of. If you are the church you are a called out one as an active part of the body of Christ with His Head as your lead and not the ways of man that are not written which lead to only the darkness and suffering of the great tribulation.