I have a story to explain the difference: There was a man, I believe during the 80's that would walk on rope over Niagra Falls. Their was a crowd watching and the man would carry all sorts of things as he walked on the rope. He even took a wheel barrow over. He then asked the crowd, "Do you guys believe I can carry a man as I walk this tipe rope?" The people enthusiastically yelled, "Yes!!" He then said, "Who will be the man...?" You can believe that this man can do it but real saving faith requires putting your trust IN him.
3 months ago
Last edited at 12:32AM on 12/4/2013
Many people have heard and know of Jesus Christ (head knowledge), but it is only those who have had a revelation of Him in their hearts or spirits, who have been moved to accept Him as Savior.
In the same way, faith, which every person has, is not fully activated until it moves from the head to the heart of an individual. Intellectual understanding of God's Word does nothing more than fill a person with knowledge. The Word is truth for the soul and the more of the Word that you get into your spirit, the more faith grows.
The bible says, "It is impossible to please God without faith". If you're serious about wanting to know God more or to have a closer relationship with Him, begin to "seek His face" and put Him first in your life. This will move you from "head faith" to a "heart faith" that can move mountains.
Hard to answer without hearing the sermon but id say yes and no. Faith may not be the right word. 'Belief' may be better. There is a difference in people who just claim faith and show all the outward signs on sunday but dont follow up during the week and clearly dont really have true faith in a relationship with God. Lots of people may believe in God and go to church but have no personal relationship with Him. True Christianity isnt just knowing ABOUT God and following denominational rules, its knowing God personally, and loving Him enough to follow His wishes for our lives. So there is a difference between 'head faith' and true Christianity. Id like to hear how he differentiated 'heart faith' because to me thats seems the same as true Christianity. We know God in our heart and try to follow Him, that is true Faith.
3 months ago
Last edited at 4:58AM on 12/4/2013
Well, he must have explained it to you. I think he meant living by true faith or by what your head tells you. We need to hear the voice of the Lord, and what we do must line up with Scripture. Some Christians (or so-called) will advise revenge, but the Bible clearly tells us to not retaliate. Read the words of Jesus and Romans 12, etc. The NT clearly tells us many things about forgiveness, and love. Hearing the voice of the Lord is in John 10:4, 27. The righteous shall live by faith.