Have you ever had any of the following thoughts? “I know in my head that God is close to me, but in my heart it seems like He’s far away.” “I know in my head that God is merciful, but in my heart I see Him standing with a big stick, ready to punish any mistake I make.” “I know in my head that God will take care of my needs, but in my heart it’s hard to believe that when there are so many bills to pay.” “I know in my head that ‘all things work together for good to those who love God’ (Romans 8:28, NASB), but in my heart I find it hard to believe that things will ever work out.” Who hasn’t prayed something like, “I do believe; help my unbelief” (Mark 9: 24, NASB)? Obviously, your heart doesn’t always believe everything your mind believes! That is why we say that we must “evangelize the unbelieving heart of the believer.”

But is this biblically correct? Let’s look at the meaning of the word, “believer.” Today’s culture regards belief as merely giving mental assent to factual data. This is not how ancient Hebrews viewed belief! Romans 10:10 (NASB) says, “For with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness” (emphasis added)

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