Rich Schmidt

I’m not satisfied when somebody tells me, ‘I just know in my heart that this is the right answer.’ We have to line up our beliefs with what the Bible actually says. If the Bible says I’m supposed to do something, then I’m supposed to do it. If the Bible says, I’m supposed to believe something, I’m supposed to believe it. If the Bible says act or think this way, then that’s how I should act and think. And so, I will not write off verses because I don’t like them, or they don’t suit the way I see the world.

Lisa Bevere

Dare to believe when you cannot see or understand. Decide to trust God instead of dwelling on your fears. This is the powerful force that separates the believers from the unbelievers. Complete knowledge does not require faith. God challenges us simply to trust Him and His word.

Os Guiness

When you believe, you are in one mind and accept something as true. Unbelief is to be of one mind and reject that something is true. To doubt is to waver between the two, to believe and disbelieve at the same time, and so to be in “two minds.” That is what James calls, in Chapter 1, a ‘”double minded man,” or as the Chinese say, “Doubt is standing in two boats, with one foot in each.”

C. S. Lewis

You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you. It is easy to say you believe a rope to be strong and sound as long as you are merely using it to cord a box. But suppose you had to hang by a rope over the precipice. Wouldn’t you then first discover how much you really trusted it?…Only a real risk tests the reality of a belief.