But one of the Twelve, Thomas (called “Twin”), was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples kept telling him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “If I don’t see the mark of the nails in His hands, put my finger into the mark of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will never believe!” After eight days His disciples were indoors again, and Thomas was with them. Even though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them. He said, “Peace to you!” Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and observe My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side. Don’t be an unbeliever, but a believer.” Thomas responded to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said, “Because you have seen Me, you have believed. Those who believe without seeing are blessed.” John 20:24-29
I believe the FACTS in the BIBLE but they do not impact my DAILY LIFE
You believe that God is one; you do well. The demons also believe—and they shudder. James 2:19
I believe in Jesus as long as my EXPERIENCES and CIRCUMSTANCES match my PLANS and PRAYERS
I believe that God is who He SAYS He is and that He will do what He PROMISES to do.
Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen. Hebrews 11:1
By faith we understand that the universe was created by God’s command, so that what is seen has been made from things that are not visible. Hebrews 11:3
These all died in faith without having received the promises, but they saw them from a distance,
greeted them, and confessed that they were foreigners and temporary residents on the earth.
For we walk by faith, not by sight, 2 Corinthians 5:7