I am reading a book by Katherine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal church. She said something that has stuck with me. The word believe in Greek doesn't mean having confidence is the rightness of something. It literally means belove. It is keeping something close to one's heart. Believing isn't a matter of facts but of devotion. I think knowledge is important, but it is not the essence of belief
Originally Posted by koneill08
You can learn much about God in scripture, but that is all you will have, knowledge. And as someone else on this thread said, someone who has knowledge in hand without the Spirit that goes with it is dangerous.
For I am convinced that neither life nor death...neither the present nor the future nor anything in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39