I have a question for you. Do you think there is an important difference between:
1) “Believing the Gospel,” or “believing in/on Jesus,” that Jesus is God and man, and that He died for the forgiveness of all my sins on the cross, was buried, and rose again from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, and
2) “Really” “trusting” and “relying” on Jesus and the Gospel?
I do not. In fact, I think those other expressions might actually be improper. If there is an important difference, what would that be?
I think the “faith is like sitting in a chair and trusting it to hold you” analogy is horrible. That is a metaphor for a more practical trust.
Saving faith is believing in Jesus, who died for my sins, and was resurrected.
What are your thoughts on this? Thanks.