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believe and do ?

 
 
Reply Wed 25 Jul, 2012 09:03 am
Would it be true that when one believes, he agrees that something is true? For example a theist may believe that there is a God as in “Creator and Judge”, but this belief is not necessarily do to first hand knowledge, or experience. If it is so that one agrees that something is true is the essence of what belief is, then what are the possible cases? Could it be the following?

Case where those who believe and do (agree and do according to what is agreed as true)

Case where those who believe and don’t do (agree, but don’t do according to what is agreed as true)

Case where those who don’t believe and do (don’t agree, but do according to what is considered the agreement)

Case where those who don’t believe and don’t do (don’t agree and don’t do according to the agreement)

The reason for the posting in the Christianity section is it is stated by the Lord Jesus:

Jn:6:29: Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

And it would seem that without question, belief is not only essential to living, but could be the difference between that which lives, and does not live.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jul, 2012 10:20 am
@dpmartin,
To clarify, when you wrote ". . . but this belief is not necessarily do to first hand knowledge, or experience," did you mean to write "due"?

What do you mean by doing or not doing what is agreed as true? Doing what, exactly, apart from believing?

What do you mean by, "and it would seem that without question, belief is not only essential to living, but could be the difference between that which lives, and does not live"? Surely you're not saying that belief is necessary to live, because there are those that don't believe and are alive.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jul, 2012 11:32 am
@dpmartin,
You really have to do a re-write to make clear whatever it is you were trying to say here, because you certainly did not make it very clear.

Give it another shot.

Take the major point you were trying to make...and actually make it.

We can then agree with it or disagree with it...and explain why we do.
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