Belief vs Faith

Many maybe asking what is faith?  As we seek the definition of faith, we find it difficult to grasp the true meaning behind faith.  In the dictionary the definition of “faith” is “believing that is not based on proof”, “confidence or trust in a person or thing”, “faith in others ability”.

I believe that there are two types of faith.  The first one is the one that we are born with which evolves as “Intellectual faith”.  Is the faith that grows with you since birth and everyone has this faith and it is one of the most used attribute in our day to day life activities.  However, the second faith that exist is the “Spiritual Faith”.  The definition of Spiritual Faith is “Our relationship with God and Lord and Savior Christ”, “Believing in God, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Now some may argue that they don’t believe in Spiritual Faith, but the truth is that each one of us have the ability to tap into the Spiritual Faith realm.  Not everyone will tap into the Spiritual Faith realm.  Christian faith is not purely based on evidence; but again many times we actually see the evidence through miracles, historical findings and testimonies.

I believe there is a time for everything in life; Christian or non Christian we will encounter in our life time a huge crisis which may lead us to tap into the Spiritual Faith realm and establish a one on one communication and relationship with God; in return establish a bridge which leads us to Christ as our Savior.

Let’s refer to one simple verse in the Holy Bible Hebrews 11:1 and it reads as follow “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”.

What is belief?  Here are a few definitions:

  • Something believed; an opinion or conviction
  • Mental acceptance of something as true
  • The mental act, condition or habit of placing trust or confidence in another

 Belief is an attribute that we are born with as well.  As we grow our belief expands and builds a database in your mind archiving events, ideas and facts.  Belief also allows us to apply logic, knowledge and experience to make an intellectual decision. Let’s use the example of a simple small, medium or large complex bridge.  Observe the bridge closely, examine it’s design and structure.  You see that the bridge is sufficiently engineered and material chosen was the best quality to withstand huge weight, weather and appealing design.  Most likely you choose this bridge to go over the other side believing it will support you and others driving across the bridge.   I am sure we have crossed many bridges in our lifetime…….. Now that is FAITH!

May God keep you safe always,

Johnny Rodriguez


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Ray Barbier

I am just an average man who loves writing, thinking and trying to inspire kindness, love, understanding and Compassion in others and try to find them within myself.

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