It’s Not Enough to Believe
It’s more important to believe God than to believe in God.
It’s one thing to believe in God and quite another to believe God. Believing in God is no big deal. Everyone believes there is a God, because God has put that knowledge in every person’s heart (Romans 1:19). Why, even an atheist believes there is a God. Why else would he try so hard to prove that God doesn’t exist? If something doesn’t truly exist, you don’t spend all kinds of energy trying to prove it. It would be like someone expending a great amount of time and effort to prove that Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny don’t exist. If the thing doesn’t exist, it just isn’t necessary.
What everybody doesn’t believe–and this includes atheists–is God’s plan to bring us back to Himself through Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:5).
How many times have you heard someone say, “Oh, there are many ways to God. All that matters is that you believe in God”? Do you believe that? Then all you are doing is believing in God, and your belief won’t count for anything. On the other hand, when you believe that Jesus is God’s only plan for your salvation, your belief will count for eternity (Romans 10:9-10).
Do you believe in God? Great. You’re a member of the human family. Do you believe God? Then you’re a member of God’s family.
Do you still think it’s enough just to believe that there is one God? Well, even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror!