So, I’ve been studying out the book of Hebrews and I’ve found some pretty powerful stuff (which is to no surprise considering the whole bible is powerful beyond comparison). Specifically what I will be sharing about is the second section in Hebrews 3 (NIV), with a subhead titled “Warning Against Unbelief.”
We have this idea of what belief is. It’s a quite simple and somewhat universal understanding. According to Google, this is the definition of belief;
an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists.
synonyms: ideology, principle, ethic, tenet, canon;
Personally, for the majority of my life, this is exactly what I thought belief was. But what I’ve realized is that this is an extremely selfish description of the word, and only caters to our Americanized way of thinking. For those of us who claim to believe in God, shouldn’t we be conscious of what God considers true belief to be?
“Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt? And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies perished in the wilderness? And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed? So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.”
Hebrews 3:16–19 NIV
This scripture speaks volumes! Here we see that the people Moses led out of Egypt 1) rebelled, 2) sinned, and 3) disobeyed. And all of these things, together, we’re described as UNBELIEF. So now the question is, do you have a biblical belief in God? I can honestly say that up until about a year ago my belief system was completely invalid according to the scriptures. One thing that I’m gratefull for is the amount of clarity I’ve received since joining the International Christian Church Sold Out Discipling Movement. I was able to study out Christianity for myself and gain a true faith, completely rooted in the Word. Anyways, thanks for reading! Please leave comments and questions. (And I truly encourage you to study out Hebrews for even more insight on this topic.)