True belief that lives by faith knows that peace with God comes only through Jesus.
True belief that lives by faith follows in the steps of Abraham.
True belief that lives by faith recognizes their sinful state.
True belief that lives by faith repents.
But is belief all there is? It depends on what you think the definition of belief is.
IF. That’s a small word that has big meaning.
Does the Holy Spirit dwell in you? If I asked you that question, how would you answer?
The point is, Peter is writing to Christians who were being terribly persecuted by evil, disobedient men and they needed encouragement and confidence in enduring these trials. What could give them that?
You try and you try yet you keep failing. You're a Christian. You're not supposed to be struggling with this any more. Think again.
Can it happen, The thing that I most fear? Could I lose my freedom, When it is so near?