TruthSeeker wrote: ↑Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:25 pmTruth seeker wrote
"One can doubt in their head and believe in their heart."
After writing that statement, I had a check on the inside. Jesus said in Luke 12:29 "..neither be ye of doubtful mind".
I'm not sure if one can have faith in their heart but yet doubt in their mind. It is a statement I've heard more than once in church but I'm not sure if it is backed up by scripture.
TruthSeeker wrote: ↑Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:45 amThanks for your response. I agree having both is best. Based on Galatians 3:22-25 I'm not sure for those in the O.T. if it was possible for them to have the same heart faith as those after Pentecost. Even if it was only head faith they had in the O.T., based on Hebrews 11 they did more mighty things with the faith they had then many of us Christians do in the new covenant. That needs to change and I believe it is going to.
You're welcome, Truthseeker.
I believe that it was possible for those in the Old Testament to have the same heart faith as those after Pentecost. I agree with Dake that many received the new birth prior to Pentecost. And, there were several that had much greater measures of the Spirit than those that (in my opinion, falsely) claim to be baptized with the Spirit, today.
I agree with you that folks need to do better under the New Covenant. After all, how shall they escape if they do not?