What Is Unbelief?

Unbelief is a state of the will. If the will is not changed by the gospel and Spirit, unbelief is the heart status. Many think they believe but don't. Many don't know they don't believe.

The Spirit overcomes the will. He shows the elect the misery of unbelief.  The elect believe in Christ, the Savior due to this spiritual circumcision because they have been confronted with their unbelief in a Savior by the Holy Spirit who helps and comforts the elect. (John 14:26, John 15:36)

The Holy Spirit is God as are the Father and the Son. He is the Parakletos, meaning Advocate/Comforter. This word is in the masculine. 

I believe a chair will support me. But that faith is not Godly faith, from God above. More people have chair faith, or blind faith, than have Godly faith. Chair faith in Christ will result in God saying he never knew you. 

Christ said He would send the Spirit because the world does not believe. The conviction of unbelief is the Spirit's primary role in the plan of redemption.

He told the Pharisees that they would die in their sins if they did not believe in Him. (John 8:24) But the Pharisees Christ spoke to could not believe because they were not predestined sheep. (John 10.)

I was saved at age 21, 50 years ago. I was not looking for God when I was overshadowed by the force of the Spirit from above. The heart and will were cut and changed and I was compelled to turn from my unbelief!

Once true repentance is granted, faith in Jesus Christ grows. There is a filling from the Holy Spirit that follows true repentance. Then there is a filling that comes with immersion baptism. 

But, the Spirit is in the believer from very first repentance, however.


I cannot emphasis enough that the Lord is sovereign, and He chooses a few from all of us who deserve eternal damnation. (Rom 9:16) The Apostle Peter said in 2 Peter 1:1 that the believers and himself obtained or received faith itself! Faith does not originate in the free will of man.

This is serious business, folks. Please do not be fooled by the Protestant/Augustinian doctrine of a pregospel law work in the heart. The gospel does not rely on the law in any way! The gospel is not of human origin! (Acts 15:10, Heb 7:19, Galatians 1:11-12)

Remember friends, the Old Covenant believers had a special God given faith that was evidence of a spiritual kingdom! Heb 11:1. This faith is only given to the sheep, those Christ died for. John 10.

Mary Magdeline had great faith as she went to Christ's tomb first and was rewarded with seeing two angels and Christ Himself! We must stand with the men and women of old who received the sovereign power of the gospel of Christ in their lives. 

In a nutshell:

This is what the gospel does. It cuts the heart, as Paul said. The spiritual circumcision must take place. Jesus preached the exact same gospel. He told Nicodemus that he had to be born again, that the wind blows where it wills. The gospel gives regeneration/rebirth. Then comes repentance which is only granted to the elect. If you are saved you will understand this. Few are saved. Few have their hearts cut as in Acts 2:37.

See also:

Summary of Crucial Christian Doctine

Chosen Before the Foundation of the World

My Fellowship Is With the 1646 First Baptists

New Covenant Theology

1646 First London Confession

Luther and Menno: A Failure of Protestant and Anabaptist Doctrine

How to Go to Hell: Believe in the Three Uses of the Law

Charles Spurgeon Prince of Law Preaching

My Christian View of Israel's Purpose

Sephardic Bnei Anusim Hear This!

Why Was the Old Law Abolished?

and my DNA:

Sephardic Roots, Belmonte Jewish and More!


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