Belief or unbelief…Are you minding the Spirit?

The Bible teaches that Salvation to the human soul is eternally extended to all men that believe in the person of Christ. The gift of Salvation received into the soul of man comes through a believer’s trust and acceptance of the redemptive work of Christ for the forgiveness of sins. Belief provides a union between the heart of a believer and the personality of Christ. Minding the Spirit of God proves man’s belief in the person of Christ. Salvation of the human soul is received “When” man believes.

• Eph 1:13…the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise

• Heb 10:39… But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul

Man’s belief goes beyond understanding who Christ is and what Christ did at Calvary. Man’s belief is consent of the human will to a living Christ. Belief is man’s renunciation of sin and disobedience through acknowledgment of Christ. Belief is an every minute, every hour, consciousness and obedience to the omnipresence of a living Christ. Belief in Christ… and obedience to His Divine presence “Is not… a part time relationship”.

It must be understood God does not take away His Salvation from the soul of a believer. Men do however depart from Salvation through sin and disobedience. How? By unbelief… which is contempt of the human will?

• Heb 3:12…take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

Unbelief allows sin and disobedience to separate the soul of man from his union made with the Spirit of God. Separation from the presence of an Eternal Christ through unbelief is called, “Death”. This spiritual death is why the Bible teaches,

• James 1:15… when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

Rom 6:23… the wages of sin is death;

Death separates the unbeliever from an Eternal holiness found in the person of Christ. Unbelief is separation from the union made between the soul of man… and the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Belief in Christ allows a penitent man to receive the holiness and mercy of a living Christ. Holy living and mercy found in Christ allows the believer to be saved and preserved blameless until the coming of our Lord.

• 1 Thess 5:23…and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ

• Jude 1…to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ

Eternal Salvation of the human soul is everywhere present for those who believe in Christ. Salvation never departs from any believer that trusts and obeys Christ. Why? Belief keeps a believer conscious and in harmony to the Holy Spirits presence. Believing produces obedience to Christ because the believing will is subject to the power of Holy Ghost. A believer minds the Holy Spirit out of trust in Christ. Obedience keeps the believer in right standing with God. Salvation of the human soul is never lost if man obeys God. Men do however leave salvation … through unbelief which is disobedience to Christ.
You cannot separate unbelief and disobedience as they are one in the same. Likewise you cannot separate belief and obedience as they are one in the same.
A believer because of unbelief departs from the saving Grace of God because of a willful act of sin or disobedience to God. Through man’s unbelief in Christ the deceitfulness of sin will always manifest. Sin is a willful act of disobedience to God and is the product of an unbelieving heart.

• Heb 3:12…take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

• Heb. 10:26…For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

It’s important to note that mans faith can decrease. Mans faith can fail. Man can even believe in vain. Unbelief causes men to draw back from God. Unbelief allows man to fall back into sin. All these statements indicate that a man who once believed “can lose faith”. By losing faith man can thus separate himself from a union made with the person of Christ. The Eternal Mercy of a living Christ extended to the heart of believer is likewise separated from. Then, the wrath of God comes back upon these children of disobedience because they neglect the importance and greatness of Salvation to the human soul that comes through Christ.

• Heb 2:2-3…For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

• Eph 2:2-3…Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

Men weave in and out of Christ through contempt or consent which are acts of the human will. Why? Belief or unbelief is based on the action of man. Contempt or consent of the human will determines the stand of any man’s belief. An unbeliever is and unholy man in the eyes of God. A believer is a holy man in the eyes of God. An unbeliever has an impure heart. A believer in Christ has a pure heart. When God looks upon the heart of man He sees either the believer or an unbeliever; or a clean heart or an unclean heart. The will of a believer is obedient to Christ. The will of an unbeliever is disobedient to Christ. The human will can either believe in Christ or disbelieve Christ. No man can have two states of being at the same time. Here’s what the Bible says about unbelievers.

• Rev 21:8…But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone

Some denominations claim a believer can never lose his Salvation. The Bible does however say that man can depart from his faith.

• 1 Tim 4:1…that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

The Bible goes on to say without faith it’s impossible to please God. Is not unbelief the opposite of faith? So if faithful men please God would not unfaithful men displease him?

• Heb 11:6…But without faith it is impossible to please him:

The Bible indicates that men can fall away from enlightenment of Salvation.

• Heb 6:4-6…For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

It only takes belief in Christ to receive and to stand in Eternal Salvation. Why? Belief is consent of the human will to Christ. It only takes unbelief to depart from Grace. Why? Unbelief is contempt of the human will against Christ. Is your will controlled by the Holy Spirit? Are you minding the Spirit of God? That is why it’s so important to know where you stand with Christ every minute, every hour, every day. The Apostle Paul encouraged all believers to keep the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ fresh in their memory at all times. By doing so man would never believe in vain; or decrease in faith to the point of unbelief.

• 1 Cor 15:1-4…Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

About rickroehm

Since 1988 I’ve been writing and doing service for the Lord. It all began in 1987 after a personal walk began with the Lord. This personal walk with the Lord I speak of turned into extensive Bible studies and later evolved into blogging in early 2000. At present I write, author, and publish several different sites on the Internet. My Blogs contain a vast library of Theological writings, teaching videos, and preaching audios that currently go around the globe for the cause of Christ. I write at Christian Blessings on Wordpress, Holy Hubert Lindsey Group on Facebook, Churches on Trial at Google, publish You Tube videos, record sermons at holy.sermon.net, etc. I also pastor a Church called the Upper Room in Williamsburg, Ohio . My secular Blog called Southwestern Ohio Fishing on Wordpress is where I write about experiences with my son and fishing partner Chad where we together enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty mixed with Father God’s creation. At Southwestern Ohio Fishing Blog I also publish favorite recipes for those who enjoy eating and cooking as much as this writer does. Thanks for sharing your time and life with this writer at the Blogs. Here's more access to my ministry and fishing Blog if you'd care to check them out further. Bible Truth Christian Blessings Holy Hubert Group Facebook Churches on Trial Hubert Lindsey YouTube videos The Upper Room Southwestern Ohio Fishing Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it! God Bless!
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3 Responses to Belief or unbelief…Are you minding the Spirit?

  1. debradoo says:

    You gave just the right verses for those of us who think we can ‘do without’ God and His Word from time to time. Remaining in remembrance of what He has done for us, keeps us knowing that we must make time for Him. Time for prayer. Time for meditation. Time for study. Time for praise and worship. Time for seeking Him.
    There are times our flesh will rise up and we think we can relax or take a vacation from time with Him. However, this is dangerous thinking on our part. And there are times when our flesh will rise up and we feel as if we are going nowhere and we are turned off instead of on, to Him and His Word. But, it is our responsibility to push through and ‘get past’ the flesh, no matter what we are feeling or thinking. We are nothing without Him. We can do nothing without Him. We have got to have this indelibly etched into our hearts and minds!
    Loved this blog, brother.

  2. rickroehm says:

    Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost…if any man defile the Temple him shall God destroy…for the Temple of God is …HOLY..which you are.

  3. ptl2010 says:

    Praise the Lord, once we accept Him and continue after Him, He will never leave us. However, we have a choice to unbelieve and leave Him. Yes, it is still our choice if we will continue to believe in Him. Let us pray we do not sin against the Holy Spirit by grieving and leaving Him in disobedience.

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