I have a question about the word believe. I would like everyone's opinion on the subject. I am going to give an example. If you had a teacher at a school that you were attending to learn how to be a truck driver. You as a student would believe in that persons ability to be able to teach you to drive a truck. Correct? So if Christian means a person who follows Christ, then shouldn't we believe that he is the one with knowledge to tell us how to be a Christian? He said, "you have one teacher, that is the Christ."(Mathew 23:10). So, why do we not take the things he said as instructions on how to be a Christian. Most people say, "yeah Jesus said that, but he meant this'. I think Jesus said what he meant we just don't want to take it that way because it seems to hard or it goes against our human nature. I believe in Jesus is the answer to world wide revival. His words can cure the whole world of it's problems and that is what is going to happen when the Kingdom of God comes. My answer to the question is, I believe Jesus meant what he said and that we have to follow the things he said, if we want to be a Christian. Even the hardest of commands like, (Luke 14:33). Hope this finds you all well.