Faith, Part 2

Salvation Bible Basics

James 2:19, ‘Thou believest that there is one God, thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. The next kind of faith is devilish faith. We have seen dead faith, which is seen in a person that says he believes but his life isn’t any different.

A lot of folks have that kind of faith. The next kind of faith is demonic faith, devilish faith. This is the kind of faith the devils have. The devils know that Jesus is God. They don’t doubt it. They know it beyond any doubt. The devils look at Jesus and they tremble, knowing that one day they will bow before His throne and be judged and cast into the lake of fire for all of eternity.

Some people know the Bible is true. They don’t just kind of believe it. They know it. When they sit and hear the Word of God preached, they tremble. They know one day they will stand before God, and they are not ready. One day they will have to give an answer for the deeds done in their body, and they are not ready. What will they answer? What will they do? They know these things are true, and it bothers them. But they walk away and don’t do anything about it. They walk away, turn their back and say, ‘I don’t know if I want to go back there for awhile. I have to get away from that for a while. It unnerves me a bit to be around that kind of preaching and teaching. I know I’m going to face God one day. I just don’t like thinking about it.’

It is kind of like a lot of people when they think about death. They don’t like a cemetery salesman calling them at home. They don’t want to talk to him. It is not so much that they aren’t interested in talking to a salesman, but they don’t want to think about the uncomfortable subject of death that is ultimately going to overtake them. They know it is going to happen. They just don’t want to even think about or acknowledge it.

James 2:20 – ‘But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?’ doesn’t matter whether you have a dead faith or a demonic faith. Neither one is of any value to you. Faith that doesn’t change your life is of no value at all.