September 25, 2009

Everyone Believes in Jesus

I mean, historians believe in the existence of a historical Jesus. So, why does "belief" seem to be the outward profession we often look to when separating the religious from the not? I think it's another flaw of Americanized Christianity that reads scripture in translated English, and without a 1st Century Jewish perspective. Now, if you've ever been to a sporting event, you're probably familiar with the scripture verse, John 3:16. "For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." The problem is, that "belief" in Greek, is "pistos", which really means trust. Trusting in Christ, that he is who he said he is. That his victory over death ensures the atonement of sins for those who believe. Everyone believes in Jesus. But, do you believe what he did?