Monday, January 11, 2010

Why Don't I Feel Anything

Growing up in church I saw lots of emotions surrounding those who followed Christ.  During services there were tears, shouting, lifted arms, and all that stuff.  When I became a Christian I expected this great outpouring of emotion that I'd seen but it never came.  So I didn't feel like a Christian for a long time, but in my Bible I read repeatedly that belief is what is required.
Belief and Feeling are not the same thing.
Feeling (noun): an emotional state or reaction
Belief (noun): conviction of truth or some statement or the reality of some being or phenomenon especially when based on examination of evidence
or another definition - a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing.
Mark 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Romans 10:10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved

So with that information I now know that I'm a Christian because I believe!