Belief is different than faith. Even the demons believe, and it doesn’t help them a whole lot. Pastor Foley says that faith is a whole life orientation toward belief in Christ. This is why it is impossible to have faith that doesn’t turn your life upside down. Unlike the early Gnostics, who taught that belief is the means of salvation, the Bible teaches that we are not saved by belief but by grace through faith.
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The Reverend Dr. Eric Foley is CEO and Co-Founder, with his wife Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, of Voice of the Martyrs Korea, supporting the work of persecuted Christians in North Korea and around the world and spreading their discipleship practices worldwide. He is the former International Ambassador for the International Christian Association, the global fellowship of Voice of the Martyrs sister ministries. Pastor Foley is a much sought after speaker, analyst, and project consultant on the North Korean underground church, North Korean defectors, and underground church discipleship. He and Dr. Foley oversee a far-flung staff across Asia that is working to help North Koreans and Christians everywhere grow to fullness in Christ. He earned the Doctor of Management at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio.
Well articulated. Faith is much bigger than belief – it’s what changes our lives.
Well put, Alison!