What the scriptures say about
Also see Faith, Assurance

Also see Doubt
and some results of not believing - Cannot

BELIEVE in scriptures [BibleGateway Search]

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Genesis 15:6 - Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.
Isaiah 43:10 - "You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.
Matthew 21:32 - (how to believe)
John 16:27,30 - No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
1 John 3:23 - And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.
1 John 5:1 - Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.
1 John 5:5 - Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
1 John 5:13 - I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
Jude 1:5 - Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.

DISBELIEVE in scriptures [BibleGateway Search]
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Genesis 45:26 - They (Jacob's sons) told him, saying, “Joseph is still alive, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt.” His heart fainted, for he didn’t believe them.
Exodus 4:1,5,8-9,31 - What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, 'The LORD did not appear to you'?"
Numbers 14:11 - The LORD said to Moses, "How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the miraculous signs I have performed among them?
1 Kings 10:7 - But I did not believe these things until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, not even half was told me; in wisdom and wealth you have far exceeded the report I heard.
Mark 16:14 - Afterward he was revealed to the eleven themselves as they sat at the table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they didn’t believe those who had seen him after he had risen.
Romans 1:18 ff (how some people are blinded by ungodliness and unrighteousness)
1 Corinthians 2:14
2 Corinthians 4:4: The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
1 John 4:1 - Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

BELIEF [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

See Faith

UNBELIEF [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

un-be-lef': The word (the King James Version) represents two Greek words, apeitheia, "disobedience" (only in Romans 11:30,32; Hebrews 4:6,11), and apistia, "distrust," the antithesis to "faith". (which see). The two words are not only akin etymologically but run into one another by mental connection, certainly where spiritual relations are concerned, as between man and God. For when God has spoken, in precept and yet more in promise, distrust involves, at least potentially, an element of disobedience. His supreme claim is to be trusted to command only what is right, and to promise only what is true. He is infinitely sympathetic in His insight, and infallibly knows where distrust comes only of the dim perceptions and weak mis-givings of our mortal nature, and where, on the other hand, a moral resistance lies at the back of the non-confidence. But the presence of that darker element is always to be suspected, at least, and searched for in serious self-examination.

We may remark that it is a loss in our language that "unbelief" is the only word we can use as the antithesis to "faith"; for "faith" and "belief" (which see) are not exactly synonyms. "Unfaith" would be a welcome word for such use, if it were generally so understood.

Handley Dunelm

BELIEVERS [Thompson Chain Reference]
# Believers, General References to

    * John 2:22
    * John 4:53
    * John 7:31
    * John 8:30
    * John 10:42
    * John 12:42
    * John 17:8
    * Acts 9:42
    * Acts 16:34
    * Acts 17:12
    * Acts 19:18
    * Acts 24:14
    * Romans 4:18
    * 2 Timothy 1:12
    * SEE Faith

# Kept

    * (John, Chapter 17)
    * Kept in the Father's Name
          o John 17:11
    * Kept in Safety
          o John 17:12
    * Kept in Joyfulness
          o John 17:13
    * Kept in Purity
          o John 17:15
    * Kept Separated from the World
          o John 17:16
    * Kept in Process of Sanctification
          o John 17:17
    * Kept in Active Service
          o John 17:18
    * Kept in Perfect Unity
          o John 17:20
          o John 17:21
    * Kept for the Coming Glory
          o John 17:22-24
          o SEE Divine 

# Promises to

    * Bodily Supplies
          o Psalms 37:3
    * Unlimited Blessings
          o Mark 9:23
    * Answers to Prayer
          o Mark 11:24
    * Removal of Obstacles
          o Luke 17:6
    * Divine Sonship
          o John 1:12
    * Eternal Life
          o John 3:14
          o John 3:15
          o John 5:24
    * Spiritual Fulness
          o John 6:35
          o John 11:26
    * Spiritual Light
          o John 12:46
    * Power for Service
          o John 14:12
    * Salvation
          o Romans 1:16
          o 1 Peter 2:6
    * SEE Faith
    * SEE Salvation
    * SEE Trust in God

# Walk

    * (Characteristics of)
    * New Life
          o Romans 6:4
          o Romans 8:1
    * Faith
          o 2 Corinthians 5:7
    * Spirituality
          o Galatians 5:16
    * Consistency
          o Ephesians 4:1
    * Love
          o Ephesians 5:2
    * Caution
          o Ephesians 5:15
          o Colossians 2:6
    * Illumination
          o 1 John 1:7
    * Christlikeness
          o 1 John 2:6 

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