Anyone can believe something and some people believe anything. Perhaps this is because believing takes little effort and involves no risk. Santa Claus. An imaginary friend. Real change. Or a hope or a wish -- which is oftentimes the case.
When it comes to our relationship with Jesus, however, are we called to just “believe” in Him? Is that enough? James 2:19 (NIV) addresses this,“19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that — and shudder.”
James teaches us that believing and having Faith are NOT the same thing.