- How would you define faith?
- How would you describe belief?
Reading: Hebrews 11: 1-3
I ask you the question "what is the difference between believing in something and having faith in something?" Often times the words "belief" and "faith" are interchanged. But are they the same?
A member of my family gave a good interpretation of these words. He too was asked the question I have posed and his answer was this: "I believe we have a government in Washington, D.C., but I have no faith in it." I thought that was a pretty good interpretation of the two words.
In Hebrews, we are told that faith is believing in things we do not see. By faith, we understand how the world was created. By faith, we can get through the trying times in our lives, knowing we have hope and strength through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
How strong is your faith? How much would you stand up for what you believe in? Is there a difference? --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Reflect upon this quote by Edith Hamilton. "Faith is not belief. Belief is not passive. Faith is active."