Unbelief

  • Is sin.

    John 16:9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;

  • Defilement inseparable from.

    Titus 1:15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

  • All, by nature, concluded in.

    Romans 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

  • unbelief (KJV Dictionary)

  • PROCEEDS FROM
    • An evil heart.

      Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

    • Slowness of heart.

      Luke 24:25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:

    • See UNBELIEF in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

    • Hardness of heart.

      Mark 16:14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.

      Acts 19:9 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

    • Disinclination to the truth.

      John 8:45-46 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. 46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?

    • Judicial blindness.

      John 12:39-40 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, 40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

    • Bible concordance for UNBELIEF

    • Not being Christ's sheep.

      John 10:26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

    • The devil blinding the mind.

      2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

    • The devil taking away the word out of the heart.

      Luke 8:12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

    • See Unbelief in McClintock and Strong.

    • Seeking honor from men.

      John 5:44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

  • Impugns the veracity of God.

    1 John 5:10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

  • EXHIBITED IN
    • Rejecting Christ.

      John 16:9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;

    • Rejecting the word of God.

      Psalms 106:24 Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:

    • Rejecting the gospel.

      Isaiah 53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

      John 12:38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?

    • Rejecting evidence of miracles.

      John 12:37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:

    • Departing from God.

      Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

    • Questioning the power of God.

      2 Kings 7:2 Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, and said, Behold, if the LORD would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.

      Psalms 78:19-20 Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness? 20 Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh for his people?

    • Not believing the works of God.

      Psalms 78:32 For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.

    • Staggering at the promise of God.

      Romans 4:20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

  • Rebuked by Christ.

    Matthew 17:17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.

    John 20:27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

  • Was an impediment to the performance of miracles.

    Matthew 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

    Mark 6:5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.

  • Miracles designed to convince those in.

    John 10:37-38 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. 38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

    1 Corinthians 14:22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.

  • The Jews rejected for.

    Romans 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:

  • Believers should hold no communion with those in.

    2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

  • THEY WHO ARE GUILTY OF
    • Have not the word of God in them.

      John 5:38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.

    • Cannot please God.

      Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

    • Malign the gospel.

      Acts 19:9 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

    • Persecute the ministers of God.

      Romans 15:31 That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;

    • Excite others against saints.

      Acts 14:2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren.

    • Persevere in it.

      John 12:37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:

    • Harden their necks.

      2 Kings 17:14 Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God.

    • Are condemned already.

      John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

    • Have the wrath of God abiding upon.

      John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

    • Shall not be established.

      Isaiah 7:9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.

    • Shall die in their sins.

      John 8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

    • Shall not enter rest.

      Hebrews 3:19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

      Hebrews 4:11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

    • Shall be condemned.

      Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

      2 Thessalonians 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

    • Shall be destroyed.

      Jude 1:5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

    • Shall be cast into the lake of five.

      Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

  • Warnings against.

    Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

    Hebrews 4:11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

  • Pray for help against.

    Mark 9:24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

  • The portion of, awarded to all unfaithful servants.

    Luke 12:46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.

  • Exemplified.

    Eve,

    Genesis 3:4-6 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

    Moses and Aaron,

    Numbers 20:12 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

    Israelites,

    Deuteronomy 9:23 Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadeshbarnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you; then ye rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God, and ye believed him not, nor hearkened to his voice.

    Naaman,

    2 Kings 5:12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

    Samaritan lord,

    2 Kings 7:2 Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, and said, Behold, if the LORD would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.

    Disciples,

    Matthew 17:17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.

    Luke 24:11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.

    Luke 24:25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:

    Zacharias,

    Luke 1:20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.

    Chief Priests,

    Luke 22:67 Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe:

    The Jews,

    John 5:38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.

    Brethren of Christ,

    John 7:5 For neither did his brethren believe in him.

    Thomas,

    John 20:25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

    Jews of Iconium,

    Acts 14:2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren.

    Thessalonian Jews,

    Acts 17:5 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.

    Ephesians,

    Acts 19:9 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

    Saul,

    1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

    People of Jericho,

    Hebrews 11:31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.

 
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