How to use Believer in a sentence
I wasn't a strong believer in coincidences.
Every believer may be assured of his own salvation.
I don't profess to be a believer, but I'd like to think I have an open mind.
He ultimately became a devout believer in demoniacal and spiritual possession; and his later writings are all strongly impregnated with the lower supernaturalism.
Every young believer in Mazda, after having been received into the religious community by being girt with the holy lace, had to choose a confessor and a spiritual guide (ratu).Advertisement
Arndt here dwells upon the mystical union between the believer and Christ, and endeavours, by drawing attention to Christ's life in His people, to correct the purely forensic side of the Reformation theology, which paid almost exclusive attention to Christ's death for His people.
He was always enthusiastically fond of swimming, and was a great believer in fresh air, taking a cold air bath regularly in the morning, when he sat naked in his bedroom beguiling himself with a book or with writing for a half-hour or more.
He was a firm believer in the efficacy of culture.
The believer who belongs to God's kingdom must not fill any office, nor hold any rank under government, which is to be passively obeyed.
Had this not been the case he could scarcely have remained a firm believer in the phlogistic doctrine.Advertisement
But the greatest success was attained when St Bernard - no great believer in pilgrimages, and naturally disposed to doubt the policy of a second Crusade - was induced by the pope to become the preacher of the new movement.
Thus, for the first time in the world's history, the ultimate problem of faith is based on the relation of God to the individual believer; and this problem Jeremiah is compelled to face mainly in relation to his own personality, to assure himself that his own faith is a trLic, possession and lifts him above all the calamities that assail him, in spite of the hopeless ruin of his nation.
I need concrete evidence before I'm a believer and I don't see that on the horizon.
George Sand, who was a firm believer in the doctrine of heredity, devotes a whole volume of her autobiography (Histoire de ma vie, 1857 seq.) to the elaboration of this strange pedigree.
In the very earliest centuries we find the episcopate, united in council,, drawing up symbols of faith, which every believer was bound to accept under pain of exclusion, condemning heresies, and casting out heretics.Advertisement
He acted with good sense and moderation, and, although by no means a believer in democratic ideas, he saw the necessity of satisfying public opinion and frankly gave his support to larger measures of reform.
The terrible losses sustained by whole communities of farmers, planters, foresters, &c., from plant diseases have naturally stimulated the search for remedies, but even now the search is too often conducted in the spirit of the believer in quack medicines, although the agricultural world is awakening to the fact that before any measures likely to be successful can be attempted, the whole chain of causation of the disease must be investigated.
Modern authors have often supposed that Cyrus and his ancestors were in reality Elamites; but this is contrary to all tradition, and there can be no doubt that Cyrus was a genuine Persian and a true believer in the Zoroastrian religion.
His system declared that holiness and sin are free voluntary exercises; that men act freely under the divine agency; that the slightest transgression deserves eternal punishment; that it is through God's mere grace that the penitent believer is pardoned and justified; that, in spite of total depravity, sinners ought to repent; and that regeneration is active, not passive, with the believer.
He preserves a strange and significant silence with regard to Ahura-mazda, the supreme God of Zoroastrianism, and in fact can hardly have been a Zoroastrian believer at all.Advertisement
As a believer in the progression of the human race, he placed the principle of moral approbation in the attainment of perfection.
Osiander, maintaining the infusion of Christ's righteousness into the believer, impugned the Lutheran doctrine of imputation; Chemnitz defended it with striking ability.
This is an arrangement recommended by one who has tried it, and he reassures the old-fashioned believer who clings to the less formal regime (and whose protest was voiced in the Montanist movement), that there will be no spiritual loss under the new system.
The transformed spiritual life of the believer expresses itself not in the observance of the Jewish law, but in love, purity and peace.
The believer may pass from one community to another without imperilling his spiritual life, or even establish a new church without necessarily incurring the reproach of schism.Advertisement
He felt that Luther had omitted to make adequate answer to an important practical question, how Christ's death on the cross could be brought into such actual connexion with every individual believer as to be the ground of his actual justification.
Redemption, he said, was the result of the historical work of Christ; but justification was the work of the living risen Christ, dwelling within the believer and daily influencing him.
Now as soon as the relation of God to a single soul has thus been set free from all earthly conditions the work of prophecy is really complete, for what God has done for one soul He can do for all, but only by speaking to each believer as directly as He does to Jeremiah.
But as early as 558 in Gaul the bread was arranged on the altar in the form of a man, so that one believer ate his eye, another his ear, a third his hand, and so on, according to their respective merits!
But this effect of participation in the bread and cup was not in Paul's opinion automatic, was no mere o, ', us operatum; it depended on the ethical co-operation of the believer, who must not eat and drink unworthily, that is, after refusing to share his meats with the poorer brethren, or with any other guilt in his soul.Advertisement
During the whole tenure of office the Marquis di San Giuliano was an ardent believer in the Triple Affiance, on which he thought that Italy's foreign policy should be based, and attached the greatest importance to a good understanding with Austria, an attitude not calculated to win him popularity in many circles; under his guidance consequently Italy opposed Serbia's desire for a port on the Adriatic and Greece's aspirations in Epirus, and supported the policy of creating an independent Albanian State.
A Republican in politics, and a firm believer in the doctrines of strict construction and state sovereignty which Thomas Jefferson had been principally instrumental in formulating, he opposed consistently the demand for internal improvements and increased tariff duties, and declined to follow Henry Clay in the proposed recognition of the independence of the Spanish colonies in South America and in the Missouri Compromise legislation.
Dr Hugh Blair, who was a firm believer in the authenticity of the poems, got up a subscription to allow Macpherson to pursue his Gaelic researches.
Paul's teaching about the believer being already risen with Christ gave a welcome handle to the later Gnostics.
Maximilian himself was an "enlightened" prince of the 18th-century type, whose tolerant principles had already grievously offended his clerical subjects; Montgelas was a firm believer in drastic reform "from above," and, in 1803, had discussed with the rump of the old estates the question of reforms. But the revolutionary changes introduced by the constitution proclaimed on the 1st of May 1808 were due to the direct influence of Napoleon.Advertisement
He has been represented as a determined apologist of intellectual orthodoxy animated by an almost fanatical "hatred of reason," and possessed with a purpose to overthrow the appeal to reason; as a sceptic and pessimist of a far deeper dye than Montaigne, anxious chiefly to show how any positive decision on matters beyond the range of experience is impossible; as a nervous believer clinging to conclusions which his clearer and better sense showed to be indefensible; as an almost ferocious ascetic and paradoxer affecting the credo quia impossibile in intellectual matters and the odi quia amabile in matters moral and sensuous; as a wanderer in the regions of doubt and belief, alternately bringing a vast though vague power of thought and an unequalled power of expression to the expression of ideas incompatible and irreconcilable.
Consequently, I go for admitting all whites to the right of suffrage, who pay taxes or bear arms (by no means excluding females)" - a sentiment frequently quoted to prove Lincoln a believer in woman's suffrage.
In the Loci of 1535 Melanchthon sought to put the fact of the co-existence of justification and good works in the believer on a secure basis by declaring the latter necessary to eternal life, though the believer's destiny thereto is already fully guaranteed in his justification, In the Loci of 1543 he did not retain the doctrine of the necessity of good works in order to salvation, and to this he added, in the Leipzig Interim, "that this in no way countenances the error that eternal life is merited by the worthiness of our own works."
And, accordingly, in the ancient Christian literature, we find no trace of a conception that the believer should visit a definite place in order to pay homage to his Master.
What believer in God pretends to conceive Him as He really is ?Advertisement
The emphasis upon the believer and his freedom from all external authority do not result in a thoroughgoing individualism.
He was a passionate believer in regional broadcasting.
Le Quatrieme Evangile, one thousand large pages long, is possibly over-confident in its detailed application of the allegorical method; yet it constitutes a rarely perfect sympathetic reproduction of a great mystical believer's imperishable intuitions.
Neither baptism (by pouring on the head) nor the Lord's Supper (with the accompaniment of feet-washing) conferred grace; they were divine ordinances which reflected the believer's inward state.
The polity of the Church was more than a formal organization; it touched the life of each believer.Advertisement
Thus, the founder's twelve chief disciples include, besides Brahmans, a weaver, a currier, a Rajput, a Jat and a barber - for, they argue, seeing that Bhagavan, the Holy One (Vishnu), became incarnate even in animal form, a Bhakta (believer) may be born even in the lowest of castes.
While heretical on so many points, he was a firm believer in supernatural Christianity, and frequently took the field in defence of prophecy and miracle, including anointing the sick and touching for the king's evil.
The likeness of the baptismal ceremony with Christ's death and resurrection ensured a real union with him of the believer who underwent the ceremony, according to the well-known principle in sacris simulata pro veris accipi.
Like the legal ceremony, baptism freed the believer from one (Satan) who, by the mere fact of the believer's birth, had power of death over him.
Justification by faith is a " synthetic " judgment - the sinner is righteous; it is not an " analytic " judgment - the believer is righteous.Advertisement
Under the pretext that a true believer could commit no sin, the Amalricians indulged in every excess, and the sect does not appear to have long survived the death of its founder.
In one view it gives the believer strength to attain, by God's supernatural aid or " grace," a goodness of which he is naturally incapable; in the other view it gives him an assurance that, though he knows himself a sinner deserving of utter condemnation, a perfectly just God still regards him with favour on account of the perfect services and suffering of Christ.
Through faith also the believer receives justification, his sins are forgiven, he is accepted of God, and is held by Him as righteous, the righteousness of Christ being imputed to him, and faith being the instrument by which the man lays hold on Christ, so that with His righteousness the man appears in God's sight as righteous.
This imputed righteousness, however, is not disjoined from real personal righteousness, for regeneration and sanctification come to the believer from Christ no less than justification; the two blessings are not to be confounded, but neither are they to be disjoined.
The assurance which the believer has of salvation he receives from the operation and witness of the Holy Spirit; but this again rests on the divine choice of the man to salvation; and this falls back on God's eternal sovereign purpose, whereby He has predestined some to eternal life while the rest of mankind are predestined to condemnation and eternal death.
He is a Spencerian, or a believer in the universal prevalence of the faith in an " All-Father," or he looks everywhere for gods who are " spirits of vegetation."
According to one old believer, " Tsui-Goab " (an alternative reading of the god's name) " was a great powerful chief of the Khoi-Khoi - in fact, he was the first Khoi-Khoib from whom all the Khoi-Khoi tribes took their name."
Representative of God upon earth, heir to the sovereignty of the Roman emperors, a universal suzerain and master over the goods and the lives of his vassals, he could conceive no other bounds to his authority than his own interests or his obligations towards God, and in this he was a willing believer of Bossuet.
An enthusiastic believer in the destiny of his country and more especially of the West, and a thoroughgoing expansionist, he heartily favoured in Congress the measures which resulted in the annexation of Texas and in the Mexican War - in the discussion of the annexation of Texas he suggested as early as 1845 that the states to be admitted should come in slave or free, as their people should vote when they applied to Congress for admission, thus foreshadowing his doctrine of " Popular Sovereignty."
He's not exactly a true believer of what we're doing and he'll back teaching in his classroom in a few days.
The huge basilica has magnificent stained glass windows which are awe inspiring for both the believer and the non believer.
I am not totally convinced that academic theology will provide the fervor required of the believer.
Paul became a believer in Jesus within a few years of Jesus' crucifixion.
That is because it reveals the extent of a believer's devotion to God.
Ideas cannot be destroyed purely with violence unless you physically exterminate every single believer.
Lane was a firm believer in the innate goodness of children.
How can a disbelieving husband not perish even if his wife was a believer?
The religious believer joins in similar communal rites, thus accepting the " universal neurosis " of religion.
A Russian Orthodox believer takes a ritually purifying bath in the icy Moskva river during the Epiphany holiday.
Jesus administers that mild rebuke, ' Stop disbelieving and show yourself a believer ', as the words could be translated.
And it all gives rise to a kind of silent scream in the believer's heart.
The Strategic Defense Initiative, or Star Wars, became a shibboleth for Reagan, the believer in Armageddon.
The old sorcerer bursts out of the new believer.
She had sought him out in the first instance, she observed, because she was a believer in what is called spiritualism.
Anyway, I'm a firm believer in having a full toolbox.
But he's saying a true believer patiently continues in doing good works because he seeks after glory and honor and immortality.
These are the heartfelt outpourings of a believer living among hostile unbelievers.
God so experimentally in the believer gives the unction to prayer and faith and every activity to which the believer is called.
What a very wondrous place to set the believer in at the very outset of his course of discipleship!
Long term bitterness held in the believer's heart is one of the most effective " ship wreckers " of faith.
Paul discriminates between the Spirit which during these paroxysms both talks and prays to God and the nous or understanding which informs a believer's psalm, teaching, revelation or prophesy, and renders them intelligible, edifying and profitable to the assembly.
Tongues were, he felt, to cease whenever the perfect should come; and the believer who spoke with the tongues of men and of angels, if he had not love, was no better than the sounding brass and clanging cymbal of the noisy heathen mysteries.
Or a philosopher like Hegel, armed with a metaphysical theory, may descend upon the facts of religion and interpret them in its light, till they almost lose their original significance, which we might provisionally define as consisting in this, that the believer in any religion finds himself helped or (as he claims) saved by it.
What these views were it would be manifestly improper for a sceptic to state except in the terms of a believer.
These were at first purely symbolical, meaningless to any but a Christian eye, such as the Vine, the Good Shepherd, the Sheep, the Fisherman, the Fish, &c. Even the personages of ancient mythology were pressed into the service of early Christian art, and Orpheus, taming the wild beasts with his lyre, symbolized the peaceful sway of Christ; and Ulysses, deaf to the Siren's song, represented the Believer triumphing over the allurements of sensual pleasure.
He answered these attacks in kind, sometimes perhaps with unnecessary vehemence and rancour, but he never faltered in his work, and, an optimist by nature, a disciple of his friend George Combe, and a believer in the indefinite improvability of mankind, he was sustained throughout by his conviction that nothing could so much benefit the race, morally, intellectually and materially, as education.
With all his breadth and liberality of mind Bodin was a credulous believer in witchcraft, the virtues of numbers and the power of the stars, and in 1580 he published the Demonomanie des sorciers, a work which shows that he was not exempt from the prejudices of the age.
Some observers lay the blame at th door of Buddhism, a creed which promotes pessimism by beget ting the anchorite, the ascetic and the shuddering believer ii seven hells.
True, the believer sought corroboration with full faith that he would find it; but the very fact that he could think such external corroboration valuable implied, however little he may have realized it, the subconscious concession that he must accept external evidence at its full value, even should it prove contradictory.
Originally a Democrat, and always a believer in states' rights, his strong Union sentiments caused him nevertheless to accept Lincoln's doctrine of coercion, and that, together with his anti-slavery sympathies, led him to act with the Republican party during the period of the Civil War.
The life of a recluse is held to be the most conducive to that state of sweet serenity at which the more ardent disciples aim; but that of a layman, of a believing householder, is held in high honour; and a believer who does not as yet feel himself able or willing to cast off the ties of home or of business, may yet "enter the paths," and by a life of rectitude and kindness ensure for himself a rebirth under more favourable conditions for his growth in holiness.
What will the believer 's resurrected body be like?
The believer is also given a robe of righteousness from the heavenly Father.
Christians generally recognize the necessity for the believer to live a holy, or sanctified, life.
And it all gives rise to a kind of silent scream in the believer 's heart.
Anyway, I 'm a firm believer in having a full toolbox.
Only in the power that is integrated in the transcendent glory of Christ can any believer renounce the hidden things of dishonesty.
Ipswich chairman David Sheepshanks is a true believer in the power of positive thought.
But he 's saying a true believer patiently continues in doing good works because he seeks after glory and honor and immortality.
What a very wondrous place to set the believer in at the very outset of his course of discipleship !
Long term bitterness held in the believer 's heart is one of the most effective " ship wreckers " of faith.
The NLT Young Believer Bible is a thick book (1700+ pages) targeted toward older children who read by themselves.
I am a firm believer in Kibble because it offers a balanced diet for dogs and helps to clean their.
Whether you're a believer in feng shui or not, we all know that color plays a significant role in our lives.
It's uncanny how this pairing is a constant for this zodiac sign and can make a believer out of the staunchest skeptics of astrology.
Whether or not your kindergartener's teacher is a big believer in the power of homework can have a lot of influence on the amount of homework your child brings home.
Whether you are a believer or a skeptic, if you choose to try an online ESP test, bear in mind that these tests remain an imprecise science at best.
Whether you're a skeptic or a believer, the videos captured by modern-day ghost hunters certainly provide much food for thought.
Through the experience alone, they become a believer in the spiritual authenticity of the phenomenon.
If you're a believer in astrology, zodiac tattoos reveal a great deal about a person's personality, goals, and interests.
Like most yogic principles, the practice instead helps the believer attain a higher level of consciousness.
I'm a firm believer in classical training, and then putting your own personal voice into it.
Dr. Neal Barnard is a firm believer of this approach as can be seen in his book Food For Life.
This track may make a believer out of you.
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The famously acerbic Cowell was an early believer in Lewis and has remained supportive throughout her career.
I'm a Believer was written for the group by Neil Diamond.
Music fans might know Dupree better as the lead singer of Jackyl, but after playing a show at the Full Throttle, he became a believer in what Ballard was building.
Cottingley Connect - This web site tells the story of the Cottingley Fairies from a believer's point of view.
Whether you are a skeptic or a believer, whether you are religious or atheist, or whether you believe in life on other planets or not - reading quotes from this particular genius is always an enlightening experience.
I have always been a big believer in the idea that if you want something done give it to a busy person.
The Consolatio affords conclusive proof that the author was not a practical believer in Christianity.
Ficino was, moreover, a firm believer in planetary influences.
Every believer will receive as his guerdon the inexhaustible cow and the gracious gifts of the Vohu mano.
In theology he was not a naturalist or a deist, but a believer in the necessity of revealed religion for salvation.
A careful and even brilliant financier, and a keen debater, he became known as a strong believer in protection for Canadian industries and in preferential trade within the British empire.
The epidemic spread generally over Provence, but not to other parts of France, notwithstanding that, as confessed by D'Antrechaus, consul of Toulon, a believer in the exclusive power of contagion, there were abundant opportunities.
While, on one hand, he combines much that had been suggested by Parmenides, Pythagoras and the Ionic schools, he has germs of truth that Plato and Aristotle afterwards developed; he is at once a firm believer in Orphic mysteries, and a scientific thinker, precursor of the physical scientists.
According to this doctrine the personality of Christ is twofold; the divine Logos dwells as a distinct personality in the man Jesus Christ, the union of the two natures being analogous to the relation between the believer and the indwelling Holy Spirit.
He entered the lists boldly against the materialism of " Stoff and Kraft," and avowed himself a Christian believer, whereupon he lost the countenance of a number of his old friends and pupils, and was unfeelingly told that he was suffering from an " atrophy of the brain."
The Virgin, the angelic hierarchy, the saints, have received the believer's homage, and answered his petitions.
She was a firm believer in Froebel's system and wrote a short memoir of him, and several books on kindergarten methods.
This is to enable the prophet Mahomet to draw up the believer into paradise.
The mullahs are referred to in questions concerning religious law, hold religious assemblies, preach in mosques, teach in colleges, and are appointed by the government as judges, head-preachers, &c. Thus the dignitaries, whose character seems to us specially a religious one, are in reality doctors, or expounders and interpreters of the law, and officiating ministers charged with the ordinary accomplishment of certain ceremonies, which every other Mussulman, true believer, has an equal right to fulfil.
Therefore the duty of the believer is to combat and destroy the unbeliever and the heretic. In short, the tolerance of the Achaemenids and the indifference of the Arsacids are now replaced by intolerance and religious persecution.
Rhodes was also a firm believer in the federation of the South African states and colonies, and he sought to promote this end by the development of inter-state and inter-colonial railway systems, and the establishment of common customs, tariffs, and inter-colonial free trade under a customs union?
He recognized that he was a "mediator between German and Anglo-American theology and Christianity"; his theology was broad rather than definite, though he sharply dissented from Nevin's mystical doctrine of the union in the eucharist of the believer with Christ's glorified body as well as His glorified soul.
He was a believer in woman's rights, but he was lukewarm towards conventions in favour of woman suffrage.
It encourages the believer to patient endurance to the end without murmuring or imprecations (7-12).
Baptism then in the name or through the name or into the name of Christ placed the believer under the influence and tutelage of Christ's personality, as before he was in popular estimation under the influence of stars and horoscope.