Blog: Guest post by Pastor Kevin Brown, The Perfecting Church, Sewell, New Jersey
The foundation of every faith is its beliefs. Everybody believes something and most of us can articulate our beliefs well. With the introduction of the internet and the forms of information-sharing it has birthed, our pulpits, meeting houses and places of worship, are filled with knowledgeable people. We’ve all encountered people who can discuss doctrine, theology, history, Greek, Hebrew etc…, at astounding levels.
But we have to admit with all that is going on in our country and around the world, belief is simply not enough! Most of us think belief secures our place in God’s will and we may even spend hours arguing that fact. But the simple truth is God has never been interested in our beliefs alone. In actuality, beliefs mean very little. Everybody has them and all too often they don’t affect the decisions we make and the direction we take in life.
We typically use our beliefs to justify our positions and focus on what others should or shouldn’t do, giving ourselves a false sense of security. We debate our beliefs, stick our chests out about our beliefs and even invite others to listen to our beliefs, but by and large, the day to day activities of our lives don’t look much different than those who don’t share our beliefs. Read more